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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Boating
  • Camp
  • Fishing
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


From campfire sing-a-longs and late night ghost stories, to boating, nature walks, swimming, and arts and crafts, Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks provides the same excitement and activity available at other camp programs. The difference? Easter Seals campers experience the joys and challenges of camp in an inclusive fully-accessible setting. Independence, creativity, and learning in a setting without barriers. These are just some of the goals of Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks. Camp Hemlocks is the place where people of all ages with various disabilities conquer their fears, realize their dreams and strive to reach their highest potential in an environment which encourages independence and self reliance. Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks, located on 160 acres of unspoiled woodland surrounding Jones Pond in Hebron, Connecticut, is a modern, barrier-free facility combining the use of cedar/pine and glass to help blend the outdoors and indoors in an accessible environment. Campers choose from a wide variety of social, recreational and educational activities during their stay. Favorite activities include talent shows, arts and crafts, outdoor living skills, boating and fishing, a new challenge education course, and computer instruction using adaptive equipment. Swimming also plays an integral part of camp. Campers are allowed, sometimes for the first time in their lives, to move without restriction in our fully accessible heated indoor pool. It is here that through simply having fun, campers find the supportive atmosphere in which to stretch their limits and reach new personal bests.