Wonderful experiences await your child at Camp Laurelwood, Connecticut's Premier Jewish Co-ed Overnight Camp.
To provide a fun, safe and inclusive environment that builds self-esteem and encourages personal growth for children ages 5-15: Jewish identity and values, healthy lifestyle choices, and the foundation for lifelong friendships.
A vibrant, nurturing community rooted in Jewish values and traditions that inspire campers and staff to learn, grow and explore, creating lasting memories that strengthen the community.
An opportunity for rookie or first time campers to fully immerse themselves in the excitement and wonder of the Laurelwood sleepaway experience.
Three wonderful days to introduce your camper to Laurelwood and the sleepaway camp experience. Drop off is Thursday at 10 am and pick up is Sunday at 1:00 pm.
Campers entering second through seventh grades live in newly updated bunks with their friends and counselors, and enjoy all of the programs and activities camp has to offer!
Laurelwood Day Camp is run by Camp Laurelwood and is a great way for campers (K to 7th grade) to start their camping experience.
A recreational, educational and cultural experience for 10th graders, building character and social skills along with a strong Jewish identity.
Campers can begin their Laurelwood journey as they enter Kindergarten by trying out our amazing day camp.
From there, each summer they will grow, make new friends, and experience new adventures.
At Camp Laurelwood, our campers grow into Staff-in-Training, then eventually can apply to be on staff.
Growing up at camp can mean making camp your summer home for many years!
Each program will combine immersive, professional instruction and skill development with our high-energy summer camp fun for an intense, well-rounded experience.
Campers will master new skills, make new friends and gain a stronger sense of community with an emphasis on the values of teamwork, cooperation and sportsmanship.
Camp Laurelwood is a great place for your child to learn to swim! We have a beautiful lake, 2 pools, and lots of opportunity for campers to participate in aquatics programming.
In addition to recreational swimming, campers in grades K-7 have instructional swim approximately 5 times throughout the week. Our qualified instructors teach them on their level, and provide safe and fun activities to promote swim development.Our Swimming Program
"When I’m at camp I’m so busy making friends, doing activities, singing on benches at shabbat, roasting marshmallows, and being a part of the countless other special things we do. When the 7 weeks are over and I have my first moment to reflect on the summer, I realize that all throughout each of those special days I was actually growing as a person and becoming a more genuine, thoughtful version of myself."
"After 9 summers at laurelwood I can say with confidence that it gets better every year. It's always such a wonderful mix of new and old faces and bonds that form and grow each summer. Laurelwood has shaped me into who I am today and I'm forever grateful for the experiences and environment it provided me growing up."
"Not a day goes by when I don’t think of camp; I am reminded of my home away from home when I hear “Unwritten” on the radio, whenever I wear a white blouse, and whenever I eat a blondie. It is the small traditions that make camp unique. Laurelwood has provided a safe haven for me to pursue my passions with the most supportive staff and campers."
The devoted team at Camp Laurelwood is currently exploring different options to safely open camp this summer to the community. One of the ideas currently being considered is "Family Camp."
The vision for Family Camp is to have families come up to camp for 5 days during the summer (Wednesday - Sunday) and enjoy CL’s beautiful 140+ acre campus. CL would offer meals, classic summer camp activities, and of course, on-campus accommodations.