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Camp Candlewood in New Fairfield, CT is a beautiful day camp located on pristine Candlewood Lake. Campers enjoy the 87 acre wooded property including our extensive waterfront facilities, canoeing, sailing, and land sports. Camp Candlewood has two swimming beaches, a canoe area, a boathouse, and sailing docks. Topside there are nature trails, a health center (Sick Bay), the offices (The Bridge), playing fields, an archery range, and a low-ropes challenge course. There are small A-frame cabins (or bunkhouses) found in clusters called "groups" or "units." The remainder of camp is semi-primitive. Candlewood's property includes a mix of latrines ("port-o-lets") and a few flush toilets. Our waterfront is staffed by American Red Cross Lifeguards. Campers receive swim lessons and boating as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of age appropriate general camp activities. Girls grades 4 and up registered for a two-week program have the opportunity for an optional overnight on specific dates for a additional $15 fee.

Camp hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Early drop off at 7:00 a.m. is available for an $50 additional per week.

Camp is not open on July 4. Girls enrolled for session 1 or 1A will receive a free camp hoodie and water bottle.

Bus service is provided within or near Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, and, Ridgefield.

All girls are welcomed - Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts. (800) 922-2770

Camp hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Leadership Opportunities for Older Girls 

Our day camp leadership program is a three-week program known as LEAD, and is offered on three levels for girls who are going into 9th grade. It includes leadership training as well as skill enhancement in several camp areas. Find out more about Leadership Programs!




Financial Assistance - Camperships are available on a limited basis. Click here for an application. The $20 deposit is required to process the camp registration; however, if your camper is not granted financial assistance, the deposit will be refunded. If you have questions about the deposit fee, please call the Registration Department at (800) 922-2770.

Employment Opportunities

Volunteer and Employment Opportunities - We are looking for your special skills, spirit, and appreciation of children. Camp programs include swimming, hiking, campers, nature, sports, games, horseback riding, dramatics, singing, boating, cookouts, canoeing, and living in the outdoors. Enjoy the fun and rewards of meeting and working with other adults and children in the outdoors. Adults will receive training in outdoor skills, teamwork, health, and safety standards. To find out more and to download an application, visit the summer camp employment page. For information on volunteering and an application, click here.


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