Here is Renee's interview with Jillian McCarthy, Director of Camps & Recreation for Oak Hill.
She shares about all of the great opportunities Oak Hill's camps provide for young people and adults with physical, sensory, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.
About Oak Hill:
Oak Hill sets the standard, partnering with people with disabilities, to provide services and solutions promoting independence, education, health and dignity.
Camp Harkness & The Hemlocks Center
Oak Hill offers two camps, specifically designed for people with disabilities.
Camp Harkness, located in Waterford, CT and our Easterseals affiliate camp, Camp Hemlocks.
Both camps are accessible, residential summer camp for youth and adults with physical, sensory, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. Camp Hemlocks offers a traditional camping experience for campers as young as eight and there is no aging out, allowing campers to attend into adulthood.
Activities include swimming in our indoor heated pool, boating and fishing on our 22-acre pond, arts and crafts, nature, archery, health and fitness, and climbing our challenge tower. Camp Hemlocks programming is individually adapted to the needs of each camper to provide them the most enjoyable and successful camp experience possible.
The pool is open! We are now offering (safe) swim sessions, every Thursday to Sunday between 10am -8am.
You have to make a reservation to reserve a spot.
Reservations can be made at: https://summercamp.oakhillct.org/