Camp Harkness Overnight Camping

Overnight Camping
Overnight camping at Camp Harkness is available in several different ways.  The private nonprofit organizations listed below operate independent overnight camps during the summer season each year.  Each camp has it’s own application process, admission requirements, and tuition.  Overnight camping is also available to individuals and families during the summer season at tent sites, and during the non-summer season in the many cabins and cottages located at camp.  Please link to details below.
Arc of New London County, Inc.
Every summer more than 200 individuals with disabilities enjoy the 7 week overnight camping experience operated by The Arc of New London County at Camp Harkness in Waterford. 
Contact: Jen Hickey, Director, 860-437-0636 or go to our website at: 
The Arc also collaborates with The CT Family Support Network offering a Day Camp in August for youth with Autism.
Oakhill/CIB, Inc.
860-769-3840 or
Follow this link for more information on the summer camp operated by Oakhill/CIB, Inc.:
United Cerebral Palsy, Inc.
AUCP Camp Harkness is a summer residential program for adults and children with physical and/or  intellectual disabilities.  The camp is operated by United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Hartford, Inc. and is located on the grounds of Camp Harkness bordering the Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Ct.  The camp is nestled in quaint area of New England, with one of the best waterfronts on Long Island Sound.  Camp Harkness UCP Camp is fully accessible with numerous opportunities for campers to explore and enjoy the area.  With a beautiful beach front, open fields and miles of wheelchair accessible trails, it truly is a destination vacation to be had.  Staff and campers share heated cabins with fully equipped restrooms.  The grounds accommodate an accessible boardwalk at the beach, activity cabin, flower gardens, koi pond, campfire circle and multipurpose area that serves as a dinning hall, special events hall, and additional activity space.  Recreation and camping opportunities are offered daily and we encourage active participation in swimming, arts and crafts, special events, sports, games, fishing and more.  Activities and field trips are planned for all ages and levels of interest.
The Camp staff consists of professionals, college students and individuals with skill and training required to plan and adapt activities for the individual needs of each camper.  Staff provides assistance with recreation activities, as well as, personal care for campers.  All staff shares a common goal: to dedicate their summer to providing service to people with disabilities with patience, understanding and respect.
Please contact us at:
UCP of Greater Hartford
Camp Coordinator
80 Whitney Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-6201 X316
Southbury Training School
Camp Dragonfly
Camp Dragonfly provides a unique week-long overnight camping experience for girls 11-15 years old diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-(NOS) or High Functioning Autism. Camp Dragonfly is the only camp created for girls on the Autism Spectrum in Connecticut and was begun in 2009.  The camp is designed with a positive and fun environment that supports interaction with girls of similar needs, in an atmosphere where they feel accepted, safe, and successful. Activities may include waterfront swimming and boating, horseback riding, and field trips.  For more information on Camp Dragonfly contact Oakhill/CIB at