About Hartford County 4-H Camp

Boys and girls everywhere are anxiously awaiting summer. With the season comes eight one-week sessions of inexpensive vacation fun at Hartford County 4-H Camp located in Marlborough, Connecticut.

Hartford County 4-H Camp, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides a fun, safe, healthy, and enriching outdoor experience for young people with a “Learning by Doing” philosophy. Through 4-H principles, we endeavor to foster personal growth in an atmosphere of stewardship for the individual, the community, and the Earth.

4-H camp has been in existence for over 85 years.  In 1966, the Board of Trustees established the Marlborough site and Hartford County 4-H Camp has been encouraging youth development ever since.  Whether your child attends “Bring Your Own Horse” Camp, Mini Camp, or Traditional Camp, he/she will leave with memories, friendships, and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

The camp is situated on 100 acres and includes the following facilities: Baldwin Hall, which includes a dining hall that seats up to 266, as well as a lower recreation and workshop area; ten girls’ and six boys’ cabins, with each cabin area containing a lavatory with sinks, flush toilets, and showers; a camp director’s cabin; amphitheater; horse barns for 48 horses plus a staff horse shelter; four riding rings; the Grant House, a combined staff living area, infirmary, and cook’s quarters; four-bay garage; refrigerator/freezer building; and nature center. The caretaker’s residence is at the entrance to the 4-H camp. [Learn more about Our Facility]

This building houses the dining hall and indoor recreating area.The camp is adjacent to the Black Ledge River State Forest, giving campers many trails for hiking, nature observation, and trail riding. A one-acre pond provides for swimming, boating and water recreation. A tennis/basketball court combo, a volleyball court, a gaga pit, and a baseball/soccer field are for instructional and leisure time usage, as well as a 16 station Low Ropes Course.

The Traditional Camp program accepts youngsters ages 9 through 14.  We also have a program for Mini Campers, ages 7 and 8.  The Horse Camp program accepts youngsters ages of 11 to 17.  Applications should be mailed immediately and will be accepted as received. 4-H Camp is provided on a non-discriminatory basis and as such is open to all without regard to race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, or disability.

Note: Due to demand, no camper will be accepted for more than 2 weeks, per season.

Apply today!  
A cabin- mate can be requested on the application. A great combination of fun, friends, and educational activities awaits everyone!

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