Summer Day Camp
For over a century, Channel 3 Kids Camp has been an exciting playground and retreat for Connecticut boys & girls. When you bring your child here, you are bringing them to an expert summer camp resource spread over a beautiful 150 acres. C3KC offers day camping programs for children ages 3-13. Our programs allow campers to design their own adventures through a wide variety of camp activities. Every day your child will experience something new with self-selected activities designed to broaden self-esteem, communication, and respect for others. We offer safe, active, affordable, and fun programs for every camper. Day camp runs for 9 different sessions, in one-week intervals.
Swimming Lessons & Free Swim
High & Low Ropes Courses
Digital Media Arts
Arts & Crafts
How old does my child have to be to come to camp?
Day Camp: 3-5; 6-13; Special Needs 6-18
Special Groups: Varies by program
How much does it cost for my child to come to camp?
Day Camp tuition is $275/wk and Preschool Day Camp is $300/wk. If your child requires additional support based on their needs, the fees are dependent on the staff-to-camper ratios that they need.
What are the hours for day camp?
Day camp runs Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
How do I register for camp?
Visit our website at and click on the "Register" button the top right.
You will have to create a username and log in and complete the registration process on Camp Brain.
How do I know what to send with my child to camp?
Once registration is complete your child will be provided with a packing list.
What if I have to cancel my registration?
Registration cancellations received within 14 days of start of 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.
What programs do you offer at camp?
Archery, Woodworking, Martial Arts, Arts & Crafts, Performing Arts, Swimming, Sports, High Ropes, Digital Media, Team-Building, Special Guests, Camp-Wide Games & Activities, Nature, Pioneering, and Hiking.
Tell me more about your program for campers with special needs.
Camp is an inclusive environment. Children of all abilities are accepted at Channel 3 Kids Camp.
We offer 1:1; 1:2; and 1:3 ratios for campers with additional needs. They will be paired with a cabin group for all rotations throughout the day.
We provide 24-hour Nursing support and supervision for all campers.
Our programs are challenge by choice and we allow all campers to participate to the best of their ability.
Do you provide transportation?
We do not provide transportation for day campers.
Who will be my child’s counselor?
We host a diverse staff throughout the summer. All of our staff have been interviewed and thoroughly background checked. They all have experience working with children and many of them have risen through our program starting as campers, then CITs, and now staff. Additionally, we welcome staff from many overseas countries and they bring an additional level of diversity to our program.
What is a typical day at camp like?
Breakfast is served at 8:00am and then all campers will rotate through 7 activity periods that are roughly 1 hour each. Throughout the day, all campers will participate in fun & games, swimming lessons and pool time, team-building, a daily program rotation, and a choice of two camper-selected program areas.
Do you have medical staff on-site?
Yes, we have 24 hour nursing care and there are two nurses on site for most weeks.
What will my child eat while at camp?
Day campers are provided with breakfast and a snack. Lunch is not provided to day campers so please pack a lunch. You can view the MENU to see what will be served for breakfast each day.
What if my child has food allergies?
We will make every effort to accommodate all food allergies and medical dietary restrictions. However, with the large numbers of campers it is very difficult to respond to 'selective' eaters. Menus for the camp weeks are available HERE. If you have concerns about your child's meals, please contact Chef Matt.
Rates & Dates
2020 Camp Schedule
2020 Overnight Rates
2020 Day Camp Rates
$275/week ages 6-13 $300/week ages 3-5
Rates shown do not apply to children or adults that require 1:1 or 1:2 care. Children requiring special care must speak to Melissa Shea, Program Administrator to discuss pricing based on specific needs. Scholarship applications are available upon request for overnight camp only.