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Camp Candlewood, NEw Fairfield, CT

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Camp Candlewood is an 87-acre resident and day camp located in New Fairfield. Nestled on the shores of Lake Candlewood, the camp runs a program which emphasizes water — with all levels of sailing, canoeing, sail-boarding, kayaking, and swim lessons available. It also offers a progressive campcraft program for all girls and extended backpacking and canoe trips for older girls. Camp Candlewood has two swimming beaches, a canoe area, a boathouse, and sailing docks. Topside there are nature trails, a health center (Sick Bay), a year-round dining hall (Galley), the offices (The Bridge), playing fields, an archery range, and a low-ropes challenge course.  The remainder of camp is semi-primitive. Candlewood's property includes a mix of latrines ("port-o-lets") and a few flush toilets.  Many of Camp Candlewood's programs are unique in our Council.       (800) 922-2770

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. 

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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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