Camp Harkness Overnight Camping (Reopening with restrictions on June 12, 2020)
Reopening with restrictions on June 12, 2020. DDS Camp Harkness Reopening Memo
The 2020 Season of overnight camp programs are cancelled due to COVID-19
Overnight Summer Camps at Camp Harkness
Overnight Camps are operated by several private agencies located on the grounds of Camp Harkness. Camp Harkness is nestled in a quaint area of New England, with one of the most picturesque waterfronts on Long Island Sound, bordering Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT. It is fully accessible with numerous opportunities for campers to explore and enjoy the area. With a beautiful beach front, open fields, and wheelchair accessible trails, it truly is a destination vacation.
Campers have use of air-conditioned cabins with fully equipped restrooms. The grounds include an accessible boardwalk at the beach, activity areas, flower gardens, koi pond, campfire circles and a multipurpose area that serves as a dining hall, special events hall, and additional activity space. Recreation 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 levels of interest and ability.
Each year private nonprofit organizations operate independent overnight camps during the summer season. Each provider has its own application process, admission requirements, and tuition.
For general questions call: 860 443-7818 or email: DDS.CampHarkness@ct.gov
To register for camp please contact private providers directly: See Contact page