Camp Harkness
Many of us have experienced the profound positive effects that summer camp had on us as kids.

The benefits of that experience — confidence-building, becoming more independent, making new friends — stay with us the rest of our lives. Unfortunately, many people with disabilities donít have the opportunity to take part in this summer tradition.

Thatís why The Arcís summer camp program exists. Every year more than 300 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities enjoy a week-long overnight camping experience operated by The Arc NLC at Camp Harkness in Waterford, Connecticut.

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A Letter from Camp

Dear Care Providers, Campers and Family Members:

Greetings from Camp Harkness 2019! We are excited about the upcoming summer months and embarking on our 21st camping season. We are committed to offering a quality vacation experience for our campers and continue to have a registration process that will ensure the health and safety of all the campers. Please review this yearís Application Documents and complete all other required forms as outlined in the Camp Harkness Packet. Make sure to submit ALL the required forms by the dates listed.

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Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Youth Camp anymore. Please click on the icon below for other youth camp options in the area.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 860-889-4435x123, or I look forward to another year of great camping and family activities.

Beryl Fishbone
Camp Administrative Assistant