YOUTH CAMP ALTERNATIVES
Children’s Camp Options
Camp Horizons (www.horizonsct.org)
A traditional sleepaway camp for children with developmental disabilities, Horizons has a 5:1 camper to counselor ratio and a variety of daytime programs and fun evening activities. Children attend 7 programs each day that include horseback riding, arts and crafts, woodworking, swimming, volleyball, basketball, language arts, dance, music, drama, and pioneering.
A vocational training program that teaches campers important job skills is also available. Visit the site for information on how to enroll and cost.
127 Babcock Hill Road, South Windham, CT (860) 456-1032
Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks (www.ct.easterseals.com)
Children with various types of disabilities are able to enjoy a traditional summer camp experience. Located on 100 acres of woodlands, the fully accessible facility offers a variety of programs like boating and fishing, arts and crafts, drama, and one-on-one swimming in the heated underground pool. Kids also get to enjoy the low ropes course and climbing tower.
Both traditional overnight and day camp options are available. Visit the site for information on how to enroll and cost.
85 Jones Street, Amston, CT (860) 228-9496
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (www.holeinthewallgang.org)
Founded by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp offers children with serious medical conditions and life-threatening illnesses a traditional camp experience at no cost. With doctors and nurses on the premises, campers receive the medical attention they need. Activities include archery, sports, boating, fishing, horseback riding, arts and crafts and theater. Camp is also offered during weekends throughout the year. Visit the site for information on how to enroll and cost.
565 Ashford Center Road, Ashford, CT (860) 429-3444
Additional resources: http://www.kids.ct.gov/kids/cwp/view.asp?q=478302