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Camp Hazen YMCA
Chester, CT, 06412
Phone: (860) 526-9529
Fax: (860) 526-9520

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Located on 150 acres on Cedar Lake in Chester, Connecticut, Camp Hazen YMCA  provides positive youth camping experiences for over 1500 boys and girls each year from throughout the state. Group camping includes over 6000 participants annually. Camp Hazen YMCA  serves youth from throughout Connecticut, New England and many states around the country.  Each summer, Camp Hazen YMCA is also home to campers and counselors from more than 25 different countries. Campers come from all socio-economic backgrounds, and range in age from 5 to 18. Nearly 200 campers were provided with financial assistance in 2006. These funds, over $100,000, were provided through the generosity of individuals, foundations, businesses and service clubs.Volunteers are a vital part of our organization. Camp Hazen YMCA has a 27 member Board of Directors. In addition, there are seven standing committees including: Executive Committee; Marketing and Communications; Board Development; Resource Development; Program; Building and Facilities; and Alumni Development.Camp Hazen YMCA history - going co-ed!  Our first female Executive Director, Sue Edmonds, was appointed in 1988 followed by Tim Millbern in 1995 who started our popular day camp program.  Since 1999 Denise Learned has lead Camp Hazen YMCA with the same focus as all of her predecessors, to 'help youth develop valuable life skills through camping experiences that build healthy bodies, open minds, and awakened spirits.'  During this time the co-ed Village Onandaga was formed, allowing 10th grade campers to keep coming back to camp.


Camp Type:
Day  Residential 
Year Established:
Age of Campers:
$600-$850/wk (Please contact camp for exact pricing.)
Nearest Large City:


  • Culinary
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ropes Course
  • Wilderness
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Crafting
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Pottery
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Fitness Camps Game


(Please contact camp directly for updated session schedule.)

2010 Summer Dates

Session One

Monday, June 28 - Friday, July 2


Session Two

Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 16

Session Three

Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 30


Session Four

Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 13 

Session Five

Monday, August 16 - Friday, August 27

2010 Day Camp Rates


2 Week


1 Week


Tier 1 $595 $325
Tier 2 $520 $290
Tier 3 $445 $255
Tier 4

Please complete financial assistance application

YMCA Membership is required.  If not a member of a YMCA families can obtain a Camp Hazen YMCA family membership for $50.


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