Leisure Resources - South Region

Camps and Vacation Opportunities
ARC of New London County
125 Sachem Street
Norwich, CT 06369
860-889-4435
Best Buddies Connecticut
52 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
203.773.9233 - Phone
203.777.6289 - Fax
866.CT.BUDDY - Toll-Free
www.bestbuddiesct.org
State Director - Nikki Besitko
Best Buddies® is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.
Bright Days Recreational Services
13 Monska Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
413-529-0250
Overnight trips for people with disabilities.
301 Great Neck Rd.
Waterford, CT 06385
860-443-7818
Vicki Severin, Camp Director
A state park for people with disabilities.  Year-round camping, beach, picnic facilities, and accessible playground.
Camp Hemlocks
85 Jones St.
P.O. Box 198
Hebron, CT 06248-0198
(860) 228-9496
www.ct.easterseals.com
Camp Horizons
127 Babcock Hill Rd,
South Windham, CT 06266
Phone: (860)456-1032
Fax: (860)456-4721
www.horizonsct.org
CT Agricultural Fairs
Numerous fairs stae-wide which fun from mid-July through October.
Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association, Inc.
1800 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 172
Rocky Hill, Ct 06067
Phone: (860) 721-0384 Fax: (860) 529-8708
www.crpa.com

Connecticut Summer Youth Camps Directory
390 Winchester Rd.
Winsted, CT 06098
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
36 Town Woods Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
860-434-1974
Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center
46 Plaza Ct.
Groton, CT 06340
860-445-7626
Provides day and evening programs for students with disabilities.  Also provides job coaching parent support group, and leisure programs for children and adults.
SERC- State Education Resource Center
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457-1520
Telephone: (860) 632-1485
FAX: (860) 632-8870
www.ctserc.org
Special Olympics Connecticut - Eastern Region
401 W. Thames Street
Norwich, CT 06360
877-660-6667 (Toll Free)
Year-round sports training and competitions.
Special Olympics Connecticut
2666 State Street
Hamden, CT 06517
800-443-6105 (Toll Free)
Sprout
893 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
1888-222-9768
www.GoSprout.org
Vacation opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
Town of Groton Parks & Recreation Department
45 Fort Hill Road
Groton, CT 06340
860-536-5680
Provides a wide variety of recreation and leisure programs and classes. All are inclusive and many are designed for special needs children and adults. Programs are offered to all, with preference to residents of Groton.
TRIPS Inc. Special Adventures
P.O. Box 10885
Eugene, Oregon 97440
1-800-686-1013
YMCA of southeastern CT
1 Harry Austin Drive
Mystic, CT 06355
860-536-3575
377 Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360
860-889-7349
181 Boston Post Road
Waterford, CT 06385
860-443-5368
Youth Summer Activities in the State of CT –
United Way of Connecticut
1344 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067-1350
Phone: 860-571-7500
Fax: 860-571-7525
2-1-1 is a public/private partnership between the State of Connecticut and Connecticut United Ways.

Day Trip Opportunities
 Bridgeport  Ct Beardsley Zoo www.Beardsleyzoo.org
 Bridgeport  Discovery Museum  www.discoverymuseum.org
 Bristol   The Family Center's Imagine 
 Nation Museum  
www.imaginemuseum.org
 Bristol   The New England
 Carousel Museum  
www.thecarouselmuseum.com
 Bristol  Lake Compounds www.lakecompounce.com
 Danbury  Railway Museum www.danbury.org/drm
 East Haven  The Shoreline Trolley Museum www.bera.org
 Essex  Ct.River Museum www.ctrivermuseum.org
 Fairfield County  MaryAnn Halls 
 Music for Children
www.musicforchildren.net
 Farmington  Hill-Stead Museum www.hillstead.org
 Hartford  The Mark Twain House www.marktwainhouse.org
 Middlebury  Quassy Amusement Park www.quassy.com
 Montville  The Dinosaur Place www.thedinosaurplace.com
 Mystic  Mystic Aquarium www.mystic.org
 Mystic  Mystic Seaport www.mysticseaport.org
 New Britain  RockCat  Baseball www.rockcats.com
 Niantic  Children's Museum of
 Southeasten Ct.
www.childrensmuseumsect.org
 Norwalk  The Maritime Aquarium www.maritimeaquarium.org
 Norwalk  Stepping Stones
 Museum
www.steppingstonemuseum.org
 Thomaston  Railroad Museum
 of New England Inc.
www.rmne.org
 Torrington  Warner Theatre www.WARNERTHEATRE.ORG
 Waterbury  Palace Theater www.palacetheatrect.org
 West Hartford  The Children’s Museum www.thechildrensmuseum.org
 Mad Science of
 Southeastern Connecticut
www.madscience.org/seconn
 CT Fairs Guide www.ctfairs.org