Dates & Registration
Registration for 2023-2024 Weekends in the Country Overnights is filled. Please feel free to add your registration to the waiting list. Weekend Overnights run from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. Please note that New Year's Eve this year falls on a Sunday so that overnight will be Sunday-Monday and includes an extra charge as we are partying until midnight! Please refer to the Registration policies under the "Forms and Information" link above for more details.
If you are interested in Summer Camp or Weekends in the Country Recreation & Respite for a new camper, please fill out a "New Camper Application" by clicking Register Online to create an account, then clicking on New Camper Application and submitting the designated information. Please note that we are not actively approving new campers at this time.
Get Acquainted dates will be announced when available.
Summer Camp 2024 registration is currently full. Returning campers may register for a spot on the waiting list.
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June 16-June 29
June 30-July 13
July 21-August 3
August 4-August 17
*Registration is currently FULL*
Weekends in the Country Overnights
2023-2024**registration is FULL
3/9-3/10 * The Golden Age
Go from zero to hero in a Greek hero training camp! Style your very own wearable symbol of triumph, a laurel wreath and paint a breathtaking Greek vase in Art! Learn about mythical allusions with a Language Arts activity!Register Now!
3/23-3/24 * Defending Champs
Hip Hip Hooray!! Welcome back to another championship of a weekend!! Compete in the basketball game, groove to jock jams and guess which team will take it all!Register Now!
4/6-4/7 * Spring Fling
Get your green thumb into the garden, design a vase filled with florals art piece and become one with nature by dancing around your friends.Register Now!
4/20-4/21 * Endless Summer
Get into the spirit of summer with all of the activities you know and love-Campfire, Arts, Pioneering, Science and more! We are so excited to share a piece of summer with YOU!Register Now!
Frequently Asked Questions
To reach a member of the leadership team while camp is in session and your camper is on grounds, call 860-456-1032 and dial through to ext. 0144. You will reach a member of the leadership team or be able to leave a message which will be returned. If there is an emergency or situation in which we need to reach parents and providers, we will utilize the primary emails on your camper's account. Please notify us if we are to use an alternate email address for contact.
Please refer to your confirmation email for specific information. In general, we must have waivers signed by a legal guardian within the year, a copy of a physical exam dated within two years of attendance and orders for medications. This may be on our camp form which is good for two years, or on an alternate form however MUST be signed and dated by a physician (no list of meds printed from a portal unless electronically signed). For campers who may reside in a residential setting, copies of 180 day orders are preferred.
All medications, prescriptions and non-prescriptions, pills, vitamins, liquids, creams, powders, etc. must be in original packaging. All prescriptions must have accurate pharmacy labels, including drug name, dosage, time, prescribing Doctor's name. It is mandatory by CT State Law that everything listed on your camper's medication information form or Doctor's Orders matches the labels on your bottles! Make sure that you have enough for your camper's stay plus extra. Any changes-this means additions, discontinuations, changes in dose and/or time must be submitted before your camper arrives for intake. Please forward any updates at any time prior to camp. This can be faxed to 860-456-4721 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or uploaded directly to your camper's online registration portal.
When you arrive at camp, you will be greeted at the road, handed your camper's name tag and directed to the gate where you will receive your cabin assignment. You will drop off your camper's luggage at the cabin, return to the parking lot with your camper and check in at the Commons building at your assigned intake appointment time. Please review the information you are given to review and make any needed changes and additions to the information we have on file. We account for five to six campers every fifteen minutes so changing your time could back up everyone's intake. The best way to help things run smoothly is to forward all changes in medication orders in advance so the health center is prepared. If you would like to change your intake time please contact Michelle at email@example.com. We offer a late intake option for campers who cannot arrive during the regular intake day hours. Monday after the regular intake between 2-4pm is the time for a late arrival. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us that your camper will be arriving late.
Yes, after you have received signatures next to each station on your intake sheet, you may drop off your camper with their group. One staff member will be on the veranda to help you find the assigned counselors.
Pickup on the last day of the session (Saturday) is between 11-12:30 *late pickup is not offered as an option and a late fee will be imposed*
Please note that we try to maintain a NUT FREE environment within our camp kitchen. We do not purchase any products containing nuts and ask that you avoid sending products containing nuts to camp. Any other snacks can be brought to camp on intake day and dropped off at the Collection Station. We may not have any food in the cabins. Food alternatives for special diets may also be dropped off at the Collection Station on Intake Day. If your camper requires a special diet we will provide alternatives such as vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options. We have one dessert per day at dinner which consists of a lower sugar/lower calorie product where possible. We can also provide a sugar free dessert if needed. Sugar free juice is available as well. Please be sure to let us know what is required so that we can be prepared.
Mail can be sent to the following address and is distributed at lunch each day:
Campers name/Horizons, Inc.
PO Box 323
South Windham, CT 06266
To email your camper, use the following address:
email@example.com and please put the camper's full name in the subject line
Yes, a phone call can be made during the camper's scheduled time. Phone calls can be arranged on intake day at the Director's Station. We offer the option to collect and keep any electronics including cell phones locked and charged. If your camper would prefer to keep their cell phone in the cabin, they may.
At this time we do not accept credit card payments for the balance due. Payment can be made by check, money order, etc. We accept the deposit online during the registration process, all other payments must be made by check, money order, etc. or can also be brought on intake day. Please contact us to set up a payment plan.
Please be sure to register first to insure your spot is held. You may choose "3rd party" for payment source and not leave a deposit while we await the grant. It is your responsibility to insure that the grant is secured and approved.
We are not actively approving new campers. At this time, our spaces are severely limited as our capacity is still reduced and we are accommodating as many returning campers as possible. You may always fill out a new camper application by creating an online account and registering for a new camper application. We are not guaranteeing approval.
Registration for Summer 2024 is full. You may register for any session's waiting list.
Yes! We are offering our Weekends in the Country Overnights between the end of September and the beginning of May! Each weekend will include one overnight. As of now all of our weekends are full.
Yes! You can purchase a birthday package in the Trading Post. $40 includes a decorated birthday dinner with your group in a special location, a decorated cake, pictures to go home on a signed birthday card and a gift bag!
Drop off at camp on Saturday 9-9:30am, pickup by 4pm on Sunday. Please see the transportation tab for Hartford and North Haven information on the transportation page!
As of now we are planning to swim every day! We will be very busy through our stay with physical education, language arts, arts, camp crafts, pioneering, music, performing arts, science, health and fitness, and a variety of interactive evening activities. We have just finished installation of a new dock and hopefully will be fishing soon! We hope to also be able to resume boating this year.
Once a week campers go to the Trading Post as a part of their activity schedule.
We DO NOT wash laundry for two week campers, we do wash laundry once per week for those campers who are staying for four weeks.
Our ratio is 1:5, many of our groups have 6-7 campers and we have added additional staffing to the groups to insure that proper supervision is always accessible.