Summer Overnight Camp
For over a century, Channel 3 Kids Camp has been an outdoor experience for Connecticut boys & girls. C3KC offers overnight camping programs for children ages 8-13. Our programs allow campers to design their own adventures to choose different program activities. We offer safe, active, affordable, and fun programs for every camper. Overnight camp runs for 9 different sessions, in one-week intervals. Overnight campers are separated by age and gender in our rustic screened-in cabins. Wash-houses are close to the cabins and showers are available.
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?
Overnight Camp 8-13: Special Needs 8-18
Adult Overnight Camp (by invitation only): 19-25
How much does it cost for my child to come to camp?
All our tuition is on a sliding scale based on household income. Our rates begin at $155/week for overnight camp and gradually increase from there. If your child requires additional support based on their needs, the fees are dependent on the ratios that they need.
How do arrival & departure days work?
Overnight Campers: arrive on Sunday afternoons at 2 pm and depart on Friday afternoons at 10 am.
How do I register for camp?
Visit our website at and click on the "Register" button at the top of the page.
You will have to create an account the first time you register your child for camp. Registration can be completed on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
How do I know what to send with my child to camp?
Once registration is complete and your child confirmed, we will be provide you 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, 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 (staff to camper) ratios for campers with additional needs. They will reside in Ashley’s Place and 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?
Our overnight camp has bus transportation for selected locations around the state including:
You will be given the list of options during the registration process.
How do I contact my child while they are at camp?
No phones or mobile technology is allowed for campers while they are at camp. You are welcome to send snail mail to your child at:
Channel 3 Kids Camp
C/O Your Camper's First and Last Name
73 Times Farm Rd.
Andover, CT 06242.
We ask that you send your letters before your child arrives to ensure the mail is received while the camper is here. Please do not send food or snacks of any type. This attracts animals to the cabins where the children will be sleeping. Calling is discouraged as it tends to perpetuate homesickness.
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?
Overnight campers wake up by 7:30 a.m. for breakfast at 8:15 a.m. All campers will rotate through 5 activity periods that are roughly 1 hour each. Throughout the day, all campers will participate in swimming, cabin group activities, fun & games, and self-selected programs. Lights out at 9:00 pm.
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?
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a nutritious snack before bedtime is provided to all overnight campers. You can view the MENU for each session.
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
2021 Camp Schedule
2021 Overnight Rates
Our fee schedule is based on the Summer Food Service Guideline set by the US Government.
If the child receives free/reduced lunch at school because the family qualifies based on the income guidelines, not due to a district designation, the fee is $155.00 / week.
To calculate your child's camp fee, please use this equation:
Annual Household Income divided by # of people in the household (parents & children) = Per household member income
Ex: 4 person household with an annual income of $75,000 has an income of $18,750 per household member. The camp fee is $180.00 / week.
2021 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, 1:2, or 1:3 care. Children requiring special care must speak to Deb Walters, to discuss pricing based on specific needs. Scholarship applications are available upon request for Ashley's Place overnight camp only.