Hamden's Summer Day Camps

Dear Families,

During this unique and challenging time, supporting each other and our community has been our primary focus for the past few months. You and your children have been in our thoughts, and we hope you have been staying safe and healthy. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have closely followed communications from federal and state authorities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the local health department. As more information continues to emerge daily, it has become clear that we cannot operate our summer camp programs safely for all that we would be servicing. This decision was very difficult for all of us. Our department has been meeting virtually to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our overall programs and operation for this summer. After careful deliberation, lengthy discussions, and consultation with experts in the fields of public health, we have decided to suspend all our summer camp programs, as well as sports camps and clinics for the summer of 2020. This decision to suspend programs was painful for everyone involved, as we know it will be for many of you and your children. We are in the business of making summer fun for your children and filling the summer months with memories to last a lifetime. This is the first time in 70 years that we had to cancel an entire summer of camp/clinic programs. We are confident that this is the right and necessary decision. The health and safety of your children and our staff is paramount, and the only way we can guarantee their safety is to refrain from holding these programs. 

We recognize this decision is devastating to all, including our staff, who were looking forward to a fun and exciting summer with you all. Even though the pandemic required us to suspend summer plans, we have already begun preparations to deliver distance recreation programs. Although, not exactly ideal, our department feels that it is so important to let participants know that we are here for them and miss them dearly.  Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing more of our summer plans with you.  We appreciate your continued support in all of our efforts.  


Craig Cesare                                   Patrick Donnelly

Director                                            Assistant Director

  1. Laura Luzzi

    Recreation Supervisor
    Phone: 203-287-2584

  2. David DeMartino

    Recreation Supervisor
    Phone: 203-287-2585

  3. Sallie Lowry

    Recreation Secretary
    Phone: 203-287-2579

  4. Vincent Lavorgna

    Recreation Supervisor
    Phone: 203-287-2669


May 1st - May 31st 
After June 1st

Munchkins Camp

Ages 3 1/2 - Grade K, max 150 per session

#1 - 7/06 thru 07/23$355.00$365.00*Shepherd Glen School8:30am - 3:00pm**Age appropriate supervised activities such as field trips, movie day, arts & crafts, and theme days. *Must be Toilet Trained
#2 - 07/26 thru 08/06$270.00$280.00

Rascal Camp
Grades 1-2,
max 150 per session
#1 - 07/06 thru 07/23$355.00$365.00Shepherd Glen School8:30am - 3:00pm**Age appropriate supervised activities such as field trips, movie day, show time entertainment, arts & crafts, and theme days.
#2 - 7/26 thru 08/06$270.00$280.00

Green Dragons
Grades 3-5,
max 200 per session
#1 - 07/06 thru 07/23
$355.00$365.00Hamden Middle School8:30am - 3:00pm**Structured programming for daily games and activities including arts & crafts, field trips, bowling, theme days, tournaments, and outdoor events
#2 - 7/26 thru 08/06

Gold Dragons
Grades 6-7,
max 100 per session
#1 - 07/06 thru 07/23
$465.00$475.00Hamden Middle School
8:30am - 3:00pm**Activities may include outdoor play, games, field trips, tournaments, theme days, organized games & movies
#2 - 7/26 thru 08/06

Extreme Camp
Grades 7-9,
max 25 per session
#1 - 07/06 thru 07/23
$720.00$755.00Hamden Middle School

8:30am - 3:00pm**Action oriented camp. Daily trips include wall climbing, tubing, paintball, outdoor player, theme parks, and more. 
#1 - 07/06 thru 07/23

Camp Brooksvale
Ages 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, max 25 per session
#1 - 07/06 - 07/16$270.00$280.00Brooksvale Park9:00am - 3:00pm**Campers will experience the beauty of Brooksvale Park, outdoor learning, and fun! Nature programming with hands on activities in the garden and barnyard. Traditional outdoor games, field trips, and more!
#2 - 07/19 - 0/723$175.00$185.00
#3 - 07/26 - 07/30$175.00$185.00
#4 - 08/02 - 08/06$175.00$185.00

**Extended Day - $50 per week - Times: 7:30am - 8:30am and/or 3:00pm - 5:30pm.