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Indian Rock Summer Camp
Bristol, Connecticut

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501 Wolcott Rd
Bristol, Connecticut 06010

501 Wolcott Rd. Bristol CT 06010

CAMPER AGES: 4 yrs to 17 yrs

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:15 PM. Before and after care available.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Indian Rock Summer Camp is located on a 280-acre nature preserve, featuring a pristine 9-acre lake, a farm, live animals, two wigwams, miles of hiking trails, and both indoor and outdoor classrooms. Our camp programs are designed to inspire the appreciation and enjoyment of nature, by providing campers with outdoor experiences to foster discovery, exploration, and adventure. Our counselors are all specially trained and certified, and many have been with the camp for five years or more. Specialized programs include archery, tree climbing, photography/film-making, canoeing/kayaking, rocketry and much more. Come for one week or all nine!

Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Team Sports, Science, Academics, Technology, and more. Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, STEM-based Programs, Rocketry, Recreational Tree Climbing, Animal Care, Nature Art, Theatre, Geology & Much More. See Brochure For More Information.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located at 501 Wolcott Rd. in Bristol CT, near the Bristol-Wolcott town line on Rt. 69. Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: for photos and more information about our facilities.

CAMP FACILITIES: We are located on a 280 acre nature preserve, including a pristine 9-acre lake for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. We have rustic outdoor areas, three main buildings for instructional programming, a farm with live animals, fruit orchards, archery, tree climbing and rocketry programs.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our mission is to inspire an appreciation for, and enjoyment of nature, through education and conservation, fostering a healthy environment and an improved quality of life. Indian Rock Summer Camp strives to meet this mission by providing outdoor experiences to our campers that foster discovery, exploration and adventure, enabling children to gain new-found respect for themselves, others and the natural world.

We host up to 150 campers per week, with separate programs for children entering kindergarten to 1st grade, 2nd to 3rd grade, 4th to 5th grade, 6th to 10th grade, and 8th to 10th grade.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT program is open to campers over age 14 who are entering grades 10-12, see brochure for more information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited scholarships are available; please contact Summer Camp Director at summercamp[AT] for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc offers seasonal and holiday programming throughout the year. Please see our website at Our Camp Website Link: for more information or to be added to our email list for updates about our special events.

2022 sessions will begin June 20th and end August 19th. Enrollment is on a weekly basis. Regular hours are 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM, with before and aftercare available if needed. Regular camp fee is $260 per week, some special fees apply for certain programs. Discounts available for siblings and early registration.

We have current openings for counselors. Please contact summercamp[AT] for more information.

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