Dear Campers, Families, and Friends,
We’re so excited about returning to Camp Harkness this year and we know you are too!
As you all know, the pandemic is still with us, and we’re doing everything to keep campers as safe and healthy as possible. That’s why, like all camps in Connecticut this year, we’ll be maintaining a 50% capacity of campers per week.
This gives everyone a chance to safely enjoy all the fun things we’ve planned for you this summer!
Returning campers will be given first priority, but everyone should get their applications in early so you can reserve the remaining spots.
See you at the beach!
Camp is Here!
Greetings from Camp Harkness 2022! We are excited about the upcoming summer months and embarking on our 24th camping season. We are committed to offering a quality vacation experience for our campers and continue to have a registration process that will ensure the health and safety of all the campers. Please review the procedures listed below and submit the appropriate forms along with the application form.
Skills and Behavior Checklist This form is required to be completed and submitted with the camp application. The information provided on these forms will be used to screen campers’ needs and ability levels to ensure that this camper will be safe in our camping program.
Supporting Documents from DDS Individual Plan These forms are required to be copied and submitted for each camper to supplement the full camp packet. These forms will be required for all
Agency Supported & Community Companion Home individuals.
We will also expect individuals who attend day or respite programs but who live independently or with families to submit these forms. These forms need to be submitted with the application:
DDS Emergency Individual Fact Sheet
LON ( Level of Need Assessment)
All Guidelines (submit copies of ALL protocols: dining, mobility, safety, etc.)
Fall Risk Screen Form (from Nursing Protocol NP 11-1, Attachment A and D.)
Behavior Support Plan
Doctor and Guardian Activity Consent This is a form that some campers may be asked to submit. After an initial review of applications, The Arc may request a physician and guardian’s consent for the individual to attend camp and participate in the planned camp activities. It is important for a camper’s doctor and guardian to be aware of the physical camp environment and level of care provided by camp staff. This information will help us know how to safely support the camper during his/her stay at camp.
Proof of COVID vaccine and booster is needed, and a negative PCR COVID test is required within 7 days of arrival.
Please submit the results via email to email@example.com.
In addition, please bring the results and COVID vaccine
and booster proof with you on the day of check-in.
The information provided on the above documents will be used to screen individuals during the registration process. Campers will officially be accepted only after all required forms are submitted and reviewed to ensure an appropriate match. Please submit these forms in a timely manner to secure the camper’s spot in the 2022 program.
Please review all the information in this letter and application packet. Please submit all required forms by the dates listed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 860.889.4435 x113.
I look forward to providing another great camping experience!
Deputy Quality Assurance Officer - Individual & Support Services
From Rte 395:
Take Exit 77 for Rte 85. Turn right at end of exit ramp on to Rte 85 South. Follow to second light. Turn right onto Cross Rd. Follow Cross Rd to the fourth light and turn left onto Rte. 1 Proceed east (toward Waterford/New London) on Rte 1 for 1.6 miles to a stop light. Take a right onto Avery Lane (Sylvia’s Package Store will be on your right). Proceed 0.3 Miles to stop light. Proceed straight onto Rte 213 (Great Neck Rd). Proceed on Rte 213 down to the shoreline (past Harkness Memorial State Park on your right). Proceed to stop sign and turn right. Camp Harkness is the first right.
From Rte 95:
Take exit 75 onto Rte 1. Proceed east (toward Waterford/New London) on Rte 1 for 3.8 miles to a stop light. Take a right onto Avery Lane (Sylvia’s Package Store will be on your right). Proceed 0.3 Miles to stop light. Proceed straight onto Rte 213 (Great Neck Rd). Proceed on Rte 213 down to the shoreline (past Harkness Memorial State Park on your right). Proceed to stop sign and turn right. Camp Harkness is the first right.