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Sprawling fields and rustic buildings combined with an intricate trail network set the scene for an amazing camp experience. Girls will explore their surroundings at Laurel while hiking, swimming, boating, and challenging themselves to try new activities. Rich with tradition, every girl will treasure the friendships forged and memories made at camp.
For girls looking to gain new skills, the horseback riding programs
at Laurel are designed for all levels of riders. On the first
day, girls’ riding abilities are thoughtfully assessed and they are
placed into riding groups that allow girls to work comfortably and
confidently at their own pace. This helps them identify areas needing
improvement and hone equestrian skills. Safety is always our first
priority. Bad weather and excessive heat may shorten the time that the
camper is actually on horseback. If that happens, they’ll work on other
horse-related activities. Laurel and Timber Trails are inclusive
equestrian programs – in the two hour sessions girls will learn horse
and stable care which includes mucking stalls, feeding, grooming, and
tacking horses. In between assigned riding rotations, girls work on
Resident Campers are placed in to living units based on grades they will be going into for the fall 2015 school year. Each unit has multiple groups with counselors and a Unit Leader. Girls sleep in wood framed rustic cabins or platform tents with cots with no electricity. Each unit has centralized portos that are serviced by a professional cleaning company and a washstand with running water in each unit. Girls shower in a centrally located bathhouse.
Resident Camp Hours are Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning. Girls who stay more than two weeks will go home overnight every two weeks.
Day Camp Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parents may drop off their camper between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m. Parent pick-up is at 4:00 pm.
Day Camp Bus Service is provided within or near Colchester, Coventry, East Hampton, East Lyme, Hebron, Lebanon, Lisbon, Mansfield, Marlborough, Middletown, Norwich, Plainfield, Portland, Tolland, and Willimantic. Not all buses run all sessions. Check the bus schedules before registering.
Breakfast Bunch is available beginning at 7:00 a.m. for $50 per week. Campers may arrive any time between 7:00 and 8:30 a.m. Breakfast is served from 8:15 to 8:45 am.
- Lunch Bunch provides lunch prepared by camp and is available for $30 per week. A full salad bar is available. We are an allergy aware facility. Please share any meal-time allergy concerns with us prior to camp.
- After Camp Care is available for pick up as late as 5:30 p.m., for $40 per week.
All girls are welcome — Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts.
Leadership Opportunities for Older Girls
Camp Laurel offers Leadership Development for both Day and Resident Camp and Counselor-in-Training (CIT) and Wrangler-in-Training (WIT) for Resident Camp.Girls in these programs will begin to learn methods for working with children, planning and implementing programs, and expanding team building and outdoor skills. Find out more about the leadership programs at our camps.
Camp CEO - Join in the excitement of this leadership program at Camp Laurel! This program is for girls 14 years old and up and will take place June 24-27. Girls will discover how their interests, skills, and dreams can translate into being a leader. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with prominent businesswomen who will share their life lessons and leadership journeys and also enjoy traditional camp activities. Campers and their CEO buddy will discover, connect, and take action to make the world a better place. For more information about the program click here or email email@example.com.
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.
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.