YMCA Summer Camps promote friendship, teach life skills, and are tons of FUN! The YMCA of Greater Hartford operates several world-class camps across the Hartford region. Our two flagship day camp programs are Camp Chase in Burlington and Camp Yankee Trails in Tolland. These dedicated camp facilities are among the very best in camp programs focusing on friendship making, new skill development, and building self-esteem.

We also have day camp programs in 10 other towns across Connecticut, including: Bloomfield, East Hartford, Ellington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Plainville, Putnam, West Hartford and Wethersfield. In addition, we offer day camp at our 2 renowned overnight camp facilities, Camp Jewell in Colebrook and Camp Woodstock in Woodstock.

At our day camps, we offer preschool camp starting at 3 years old, traditional camp through grade 8, teen leadership and counselor in training programs for high school students, and specialty camps that focus on one skill for those looking for a deep dive!

And don't forget the overnight and adventure camps for teens! We off one- and two-week sessions for overnight camp to give children of all ages the chance to be independent and make lifelong friendships. Our teen leadership programs and adventure camps will keep the kids hooked all through their childhood. There's never a dull moment during the summer at the YMCA! To make sure your kids don't miss out on the #BestSummerEver scroll down below to find the camping option that's right for your family!

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Is your child a budding photographer? Obsessed with Star Wars? An archer in disguise? If so, YMCA Specialty & Enrichment Camps are a great option!

 

We offer sports-based, theme-based and skills-based enrichment programs, in which campers focus on one activity from 9am-12pm, and then join other day campers in traditional camp for lunch afternoon activities.

 

Camp never has to end at the YMCA! We offer teen adventure camps, teen programming, and teen leadership programs to develop youth and help set them on their career paths!

 

Our family programs provide the perfect chance to spend time together in a peaceful, natural setting. We have several different offerings throughout the year at Camp Chase, Camp Jewell and Camp Woodstock.

 

Summer camp at the Y is for children of all ages! We start children as young as 3 years old with preschool camp, and have leadership programs for teens all the way through high school.

 

We have day camp programs in 13 towns across Connecticut, including: Burlington, Colebrook, East Hartford, Ellington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Plainville, Putnam, Tolland, West Hartford, Wethersfield and Woodstock.

 

Camp Jewell and Camp Woodstock, the YMCA of Greater Hartford's premier overnight camps, promote independence, builds critical social skills, and raises youth's self-esteem. Camp Woodstock, located in the northeast or “quiet” corner of the state, boasts a traditional overnight camp experience that is both intimate and rustic.

The YMCA of Greater Hartford owns three camp facilities across the state: Camp Chase in Burlington, Camp Jewell in Colebrook, and Camp Woodstock in Woodstock. During the three seasons that camp is not in session, we offer a variety of programming at our locations, and we rent our facilities!