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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
Bus service was provided within or near Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, and, Ridgefield. Bus schedules will change based on enrollment
All girls are welcomed - Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts.
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.
To find out more about Leadership Programs!
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 see what positions are open and to apply, visit the summer camp employment page.