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2021 - 2022 Respite Schedule

Respite Weekends run Friday - Sunday

Arrival on Friday at 6:00 PM |  Departure on Sunday at 2:00 PM

Respite for Children in DCF Care
October 2 - 3, 2021 - Children in DCF Care Only

Respite for Children with Special Needs
November 5 -7, 2021 - Children with Special Needs Only

Respite Rate for DCF  Weekends: $460.00

Respite Rates for Children with Special Needs: 

1:1 Ratio - $650.00  | 1 Camper to 1 Staff

2:1 Ratio - $550.00  | 2 Campers to 1 Staff

3:1 Ratio - $450.00  | 3 Campers to 1 Staff

Questions about Respite?

Connect with Alexis Smith,  Inclusion Coordinator

860-742-2267 x127 or


Respite FAQs

What is respite?
Our respite weekends allow foster children and individuals with special needs time away from their caregivers in a fun, safe, and supportive environment while focusing on personal growth and independence. 

Who needs respite?

Respite is beneficial for:

  • Parents of children with special needs

  • Foster parents

  • Families of children in transition

  • Children in foster care or with special needs looking for a safe and nurturing environment where they can enjoy a fun weekend while gaining independence and socialization


Who can attend a respite weekend?

Our Respite Weekends are available to campers ages 8 to 13 who are currently under DCF care or ages 8 - 27 who have physical and/or developmental special needs.

How do arrival & departure days work?

Program runs from Friday to Sunday with meals and housing included in camper stay. The weekend begins with check-in

on Friday at 6:00 pm and check out on Sunday at 2:00 pm.

How do I register for camp?

To register, click HERE. For more information about this program, contact Deb Walters.

What programs do you offer during respite weekends?

The respite weekend will offer a small retreat for campers with activities including; arts and crafts, baking, nature walks, team-building, games, adaptable sports activities, cooking, and more!


Respite weekends focus on independence and socialization for campers while allowing families the comfort of knowing their child will be well cared for in a safe and nurturing environment

Do you have medical staff on-site?

The program provides 24-hour nursing care for participants attending Respite for individuals with special needs. We will employ a medic for our DCF Respite program. 

What are the accommodations?

Program participants are housed in a 64-bed dormitory-style cabin with heat and air conditioning. Staff live in the building with the participants. The buildings and grounds of Channel 3 Kids Camp are all wheelchair accessible.

What are your cancellation and refund policies?

Registration cancellations received within 14 days of the start of the camp session will not be eligible for a refund. Participants canceling due to medical illness, with written doctor’s orders may request a full refund. The Directors reserve the right to dismiss any participant whose influence and conduct become detrimental to the best interests of the program. No refunds will be made for dismissed participants or withdrawals.


Our cancellation policy has been created due to the increased demand for available participant space and to ensure fairness to all who wish to attend Channel 3 Kids Camp.