Camp Quinebaug

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About Camp Quinebaug...

Overview of Camp Quinebaug:   A Summer Day Camp in Killingly, Connecticut.  A camp for children with developmental disabilities.  Funded and Operated by: The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services and The Friends of Camp Quinebaug.  In partnership with local schools and communities.

Camp Quinebaug was established in 1972 to provide a unique summer camp experience for school age children with developmental disabilities in northeastern Connecticut.  The camp is located on Wauregan Reservoir in Killingly on 11 acres and its waterfront is the only beach on this beautiful waterway. Swimming, boating, fishing, nature enrichment, arts and crafts, sports and games highlight the busy camp schedule.  Approximately 90-100 campers per season enjoy the benefits of this 6 week fully accessible camp environment.
The Summer Camp at Camp Quinebaug is operated by the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS).  Each year, the camp is licensed through the Department of Public Health—Division of Youth Camps.  Licensed Youth Camps in CT require strict adherence to rules, regulations and requirements around ensuring the health and safety of all campers, at all times, with a high emphasis on the training and certification of staff employed by the Camp and a safe camping environment.
Who can come to camp?
Camp Quinebaug Summer Camp is open to children ages four to twenty-one who are:
  • Eligible for services from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS)*
  • Enrolled in school, register for camp on established registration dates, and meet all requirements to be approved to attend camp
  • Planning on attending camp with their own staff supports if they are needed
  • Able to spend a considerable amount of time outdoors
  • Able to participate in group settings
* If a child is not eligible for services from the DDS, and has a documented disability, they may be able to attend camp provided they:  (1) meet all other above criteria, (2) have their own supervising staff who are with them at all times and who have met Camp Q staff training requirements and, (3) have been approved to attend by Camp Q administrative and managerial staff.
Alumni Camp:
A one week day camp is available for individuals with developmental disabilities who have just graduated from high school.  This is held during the week just prior to the start of the six week summer camp for children. Registration dates are the same dates for all campers.  The registrations dates, registration packets, and supervision requirements are the same for alumni camp as they are for day campers.
Rules and Policies  (PDF, 194 KB)