Trips & Special Events

Camp Laurelwood’s close proximity to the beautiful summer attractions of Connecticut and southern New England provide unique day-trip and excursions.

2nd - 7th Grade Trips

Camp Laurelwood’s second through seventh grade campers enjoy trips to Quassy & Lake Compounce Amusement Parks, Bowling, New Britain Rock Cats baseball games, Laser Tag and more.

8th - 9th Grade Trips

Accompanied by trained staff and a first aid provider, our eighth and ninth grade campers leave camp once each week for an exciting new destination. Trips vary each summer and have included Hamonassett Beach, Gillette Castle Canoe Trip, Six Flags New England and Lake Compounce amusement parks, bowling,  ice skating as well as Basketball and Soccer competitions with other local camps.

"The Big O" and "Maccabia" Games

“The Big O" and Maccabia Games are long standing Camp Laurelwood traditions featuring three days of intense and fun competitions with relay races, kickball and basketball, sing-downs, cheering competitions and team building activities. The final gala banquet honors captains, generals and team members. The spirited presentation of each team’s winning banners, skits, songs and cheers are the stuff camp dreams are made of!

On Campus Special Events

Nights are magical at Camp Laurelwood as campers never know what to expect from our creative and imaginative program staff. Some are designated for different divisions and others are camp wide events. Dress the Counselor, Spa Night, Sports Leagues, Scavenger Hunts, Game Shows, Concerts, Laurelwood Idol and dance socials are popular summer events. Friday night’s activity is always Shabbat-themed.