We are still accepting applications for the 2021 camp season! 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the oldest and largest FREE summer day camp in the nation, we are excited to once again bring Hartford’s kids warm summer days filled with moments of excitement, fun, friendship, and self-confidence.  

Camp Courant’s mission is to provide Hartford children equal opportunity to participate in recreational and educational experiences that balance fun with enrichment while expanding horizons, instilling confidence, promoting healthy lifestyle choices, and inspiring big dreams for the future. Campers become part of a historic camp community that continues to grow and evolve, but has also stood the test of time for 127 years.

At this time, Camp Courant plans to open at full capacity for the 2021 camp season!  While this decision is not final, we are planning diligently in an effort to provide your child with a memorable summer, filled with fun and educational activities, all while in a safe and positive environment. 

We have been working closely with local and state health departments, Office of Early Childhood, and American Camping Association to ensure we have properly executed all the necessary safety protocols to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19 at Hartford’s Camp Courant.  More information is available here (coming soon) and this information will be posted throughout the camp site.

Welcome to the Camp Courant family.  2021 is going to be the summer of a lifetime.

Tim Uhl, Camp Director 

Registration Information & Steps to Properly Registering Your Child(ren)

  1. Click REGISTER below to link to Camp Courant’s online application form.
  2. Fill in all the required fields, click submit.
  3. Once you submit the online application, you will receive a confirmation email HOWEVER your child(ren) will not be guaranteed a spot until the required medical forms (physical/immunization) and Authorization to Administer Medications Form (if applicable) have been uploaded.
  4. Log in to your online account and upload the required medical forms (physical/immunization) and Authorization to Administer Medications Form (if applicable) *.
  5. Receive second confirmation email. The second confirmation email guarantees your child(ren)’s fully enrolled and ready to start camp on Monday, June 21st.    

*If the required medical forms have not been submitted by May 21, your space opens up for registrants on the wait list.

Camp will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.


Due to limited spaces, Camp Courant has a strict three day, unexcused absence policy.  If your camper misses more than three days without approval, your camper will be removed from the registration list.  Please contact the office if your camper is unable to attend camp.

If your camper is required to attend summer school as indicated in the online registration form, the camper will be removed from the registration list once summer school begins. 

Meals & Personal Belongings

Hartford’s Camp Courant is not responsible for personal belongings, and we highly encourage campers to leave anything of value at home;

We suggest your camper wear closed-toed shoes, and bring a bathing suit and towel.  If your camper does not have either, each will be provided;

Camp Courant provides free breakfast and lunch, but each camper is welcome to bring their own food (microwave and refrigeration not available).

Camp Hours & Transportation

The standard Camp day runs from 8:30am to 3:30pm daily.  Campers must be at their designated bus stop no later than 8:30am.  Drop off is between 3:00-3:30pm.

In order to ensure the safety of our campers, we do not allow drop-off at the campsite.  If your camper misses the bus, he/she cannot attend Camp that day;

Available bus stops are listed on the registration and are monitored by Camp Courant counselors;

Campers must use the same bus stop every day;

Camp is open rain or shine!  In the event of cancellation or emergency, you will receive notification via email, text and phone.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Parent/Caregivers and Staff

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