Camp Hemlocks

Update on Summer Camp 2023

              Dear Campers and Camper Families,

We appreciate your patience while we have been working diligently to prepare for the upcoming camp season. The planning we do this time of year is critical to the success of our summer programs. One of our biggest focuses is recruiting dedicated and passionate staff necessary to offer high-quality programs with the appropriate support which ensures a fun and safe experience for all.

The immense struggle with staffing continues to be a disappointing reality. After exhausting all potential possibilities to host residential camp at Oak Hill’s two camp locations this summer, we regret to share Camp Harkness and Camp Hemlocks will not run residential camp for the summer of 2023. It is our hope and intention to resume traditional residential camping for the summer of 2024, however, we will also be exploring all ways we can meet your needs through services offered by Oak Hill Camps and Recreation.

In an effort to provide accessible, family friendly activities to our campers, camper families and the community THIS SUMMER, we will be offering alternative recreational opportunities at both camp facilities and on the road! If you or a friend may be interested in:

  • - Family/group swim days
  • - Camp for the day
  • - Overnight camp outs
  • - Mobile camp activities brought to group homes, classrooms, and other locations across the state (such as Camp to You)

Contact our Director of Camps and Recreation, Jillian McCarthy at Jillian.McCarthy@OakHillCT.Org or 860-769-3855 for more information!

Please know it is still our focus to create programming that empowers and enhances the lives of our campers.
We love camp just as much as you do, and we look forward to seeing you soon. As always, thank you for your continued support!

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