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Winding Trails Summer Day Camp
Farmington, Connecticut

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(860) 677-8458 ext 12
50 Winding Trails Drive
Farmington, Connecticut 06032



CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Winding Trails Summer Day Camp endeavors to arrange reasonable accommodations to make Camp accessible while preserving the rustic facilities, natural surroundings and a quality camping experience for all.

Theater, Music/Band, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Winding Trails Summer Day Camp has some of the finest facilities in New England. The camp is located on the property of Winding Trails, Inc. and sits upon 350 acres of prime woodland with bubbling brooks, lakes and ponds, and state-of-the-art recreational facilities.

CAMP FACILITIES: Winding Trails Summer Day Camp, established in 1947 is accredited through the American Camp Association and licensed with the State of Connecticut. Campers from the ages of 3–13 can enjoy over twenty different summer activities from swimming and soccer, to archery and arts and crafts.

The camp is open to the public; however, Winding Trails members get a discount on the fees. Winding Trails has an extensive summer of opportunities for your enjoyment. Our full day camp will promise to bring smiles to your child’s face with activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, nature, archery, sports, book, boating, music and drama, and our outdoor adventure course.

Winding Trails also offers halfday programs for 3–5 year-olds. Watch as your child grows socially, physically and emotionally stronger as the summer proceeds. Enjoy the special bonds created with our counselors and camp buddies.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp is where campers canoe and swim, make fires and friends, try archery and outdoor adventure, and explore drama and the arts. But Camp is much more than that. Campers and counselors work together,learn new skills, and build an honest,caring and respectful community where all individuals grow.

It is this strongsense of community that translates into an unparalleled loyalty and fondness for Winding Trails, among counselors and campers alike.

The heart of our programs has much to do with stretching to meet mental and physical challenges, gaining confidence and becoming skilled at teamwork. Our programs incorporate the natural surroundings and require a can-do attitude, cooperation and age appropriate independence.

Active and successful participation in the day camp experience at Winding Trails entails the ability to independently, safely and

• Cooperate with similarly aged campers in a unit, and take part in
the social and play time of the unit.

• Exhibit suitable behavior without needing more than the
usual amount of individual attention.

• Be responsible for personal care, and individual health
and safety.

• Follow a varied individual and group activity schedule,
that is age appropriate with graduated skill development.

• Maneuver rugged terrain and distances between
activities that are part of the natural surroundings.

• Understand and respond to group instruction for most of
the activities offered at Camp.

• Act appropriately in case of an emergency.

• Contribute positively to the overall spirit of the Camp community.

Winding Trails Summer Day Camp endeavors to arrange reasonable accommodations to make Camp accessible while preserving the rustic facilities, natural surroundings and a quality camping experience for all.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: he position of C.I.T. at Winding Trails Summer Day Camp is an important one. If chosen, you will learn many of the skills needed to work with children such as child safety, interaction, new games, age related activities, etc.

Although meeting new friends and having fun here is a by-product of this program, this should not be your primary motive for applying. You should be applying because you have a desire to work with children in a camp setting.

The C.I.T. Program is designed as a two-year program for entering ninth and tenth graders. Some candidates are admitted for one year. This program has become very popular in recent years and competition for our few available openings has been overwhelming. Take your time and fill out the enclosed application completely. It must be filled out by you, not by your parents. Be sure to list any experience you have in working with children, participation in camps, sports or clubs. Please note the swim level that you last completed. Also, give some thought to the essay question and why you want to be in the program.Send a resume if possible.

Based on your application, we will evaluate whether or not we feel you will be a good candidate for our program and an interview may be scheduled. The closing date for applying for this program is Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Interviews will only be held on Saturday March 1, 2014. Decisions will be made based upon the following criteria; application/experience/references 25%, essay 25% and interview 50%.

Please got to out website for application and reference forms: Our Camp Website Link:

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Each year through the generosity of families, local businesses, and others, Winding Trails offers free or discounted tuition to our summer camp program. Campership is the financial Assistance Program of Winding Trails, Inc. and its Summer Day Camp. Winding Trails, Inc. is committed to serving everyone regardless of their financial capabilities. In order to be considered for these funds please download the Campership Request Form on our website. Our Camp Website Link:

Session 1: June 23, 2014 - July 4, 2014. (There will be camp on Friday, July 4th.)
Session 2: July 7, 2104 - July 18, 2104
Session 3: July 21, 2014 - August 1, 2104
Session 4: August 4, 2104 - August 15, 2014

2014 Fees
Regular Camp Fees - entering Kindergarten - eighth grade
Members Non Members
$ 480.00 $ 540.00

Half Day Campers - three and four year olds
Members Non Members
$ 330.00 $ 360.00

Early Drop Off (7:30am - 9:00am): $50.00 per session

Late Pick Up (3:30pm - 5:30pm): $50.00 per session

A reservation deposit of $100.00 per child, per session is required. This deposit will be deducted from the session fee when the balance is paid.

Fees include all camp activities, bus transportation, milk and insurance (up to $1,000 coverage).

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