Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks is an accessible camp for youth and adults with physical, sensory, intellectual and developmental disabilities in the scenic woods of Central Connecticut. Camp Hemlocks offers a traditional camping experience for campers as young as eight and there is no aging out, allowing campers to attend into adulthood. Activities include, swimming in our indoor heated pool, boating and fishing on our 22-acre pond, arts and crafts, nature, health and fitness, and climbing our challenge tower. Camp Hemlocks programing is individually tailored to the needs of each camper to provide them the most enjoyable and successful camping experience possible.
The benefits of summer camp extend beyond the exhilarating activities, campfires and friendship bracelets. Camp is a place to develop confidence. Camp is where social skills flourish. Camp promotes independence. Most importantly, camp is fun! Campers often say that they feel as if they are a part of a family while they are with us. They feel accepted and wanted with people who understand them.
At Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks we support the use of adaptive technology, equipment and creativity to support the needs of each individual camper. Camp Hemlocks is a place where each camper has the opportunity to socialize with old friends and make new ones. Camp Hemlocks offers the appropriate assistance needed to all campers around mobility, participation in program and activities of daily living. New activities and customized support encourages campers to try new things and allows even the most seasoned camper an exciting challenge!
If you are interested in a meeting and tour with a member of the camp team to see if Camp Hemlocks is a good fit for you, please call or email the Camp Director to schedule an appointment!
Jillian McCarthy email - Jillian.McCarthy@oakhillct.org or phone - 860-228-0393 Ext. 4068
To support Camp Hemlocks or sponsor a camper:
Contact Eloise.Mongillo@oakhillct.org or phone - 860-769-3854.