Leisure Resources - South Region

Camps and Vacation Opportunities
The Arc Eastern Connecticut
125 Sachem Street
Norwich, CT 06226
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
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
Overnight trips for people with disabilities.
Camp Harkness
301 Great Neck Rd.
Waterford, CT 06385
Elisa Marcoux, RTS1 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
Camp Horizons
127 Babcock Hill Rd,
South Windham, CT 06266
Phone: (860)456-1032
Fax: (860)456-4721
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
Connecticut Summer Youth Camps Directory
390 Winchester Rd.
Winsted, CT 06098
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
36 Town Woods Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center
46 Plaza Ct.
Groton, CT 06340
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
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)
893 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
Vacation opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
Town of Groton Parks & Recreation Department
45 Fort Hill Road
Groton, CT 06340
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
YMCA of southeastern CT
1 Harry Austin Drive
Mystic, CT 06355
377 Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360
181 Boston Post Road
Waterford, CT 06385
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  
 Bristol   The New England
 Carousel Museum  
 Bristol  Lake Compounds www.lakecompounce.com
 Danbury  Railway Museum http://danburyrailwaymuseum.org/
 East Haven  The Shoreline Trolley Museum www.bera.org
 Essex  Ct.River Museum www.ctrivermuseum.org
 Fairfield County  MaryAnn Halls 
 Music for Children
 Farmington  Hill-Stead Museum www.hillstead.org
 Hartford  The Mark Twain House www.marktwainhouse.org
 Hartford  Yard Goats Baseball https://www.milb.com/hartford
 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  Bees  Baseball http://nbbees.com/
 Niantic  Children's Museum of
 Southeasten Ct.
 Norwalk  The Maritime Aquarium www.maritimeaquarium.org
 Norwalk  Stepping Stones
 Thomaston  Railroad Museum
 of New England Inc.
 Torrington  Warner Theatre www.WARNERTHEATRE.ORG
 Waterbury  Palace Theater www.palacetheatrect.org
 West Hartford  The Children’s Museum https://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/
Mad Science Mad Science of  Southeastern Connecticut www.madscience.org/seconn
 CT Fairs Guide Connecticut Fairs www.ctfairs.org