Camp Candlewood - Girl Scouts of Connecticut | Kids Out and About Fairfield County, CT

Camp Candlewood - Girl Scouts of Connecticut

29 Bogus Hill Rd
New Fairfield , CT , 06812
Phone: (800) 922-2770, ext. 3235
41° 30' 32.472" N, 73° 27' 57.51" W
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Valorie Rykowski
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From hiking, camping, or seeking adventure, Girl Scouts of Connecticut properties are an affordable way to connect with the outdoors. Whether you're a troop, school, family, corporate, or religious group, GSOFCT properties are a great choice for your next event.

Camp Candlewood is an 87-acre resident and day camp located in New Fairfield. Nestled on the shores of Lake Candlewood, the camp runs a program which emphasizes water — with all levels of sailing, canoeing, sail-boarding, kayaking, and swim lessons available. It also offers a progressive campcraft program for all girls and extended backpacking and canoe trips for older girls. Camp Candlewood has two swimming beaches, a canoe area, a boathouse, and sailing docks. Topside there are nature trails, a health center (Sick Bay), a year-round dining hall (Galley), the offices (The Bridge), playing fields, an archery range, and a low-ropes challenge course.  Girls stay in small A-frame cabins (or bunkhouses) found in clusters called "groups" or "units" based upon the girls' program and age. Counselors live in their own A-frame within the cluster. Healthy meals are served to both day and resident campers in a modern dining hall overlooking the lake and valley. Hot water is available for the outdoor showers. The remainder of camp is semi-primitive. Candlewood's property includes a mix of latrines ("port-o-lets") and a few flush toilets.  Many of Camp Candlewood's programs are unique in our Council. Candlewood's day camp program is intertwined with the resident camp program.

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