The Ultimate Summer Nature Adventure for PreK – Grade 8 at Northwest Park
What is Camp Foxfire?
Camp Foxfire day camp engages children in active, field-based exploration where they can develop a deeper appreciation of nature while learning new skills and having fun outdoors. We accomplish these objectives through a variety of hands-on activities that nurture each child’s curiosity for nature to create a dynamic and thrilling learning experience! Being immersed in these unique, firsthand experiences can inspire a lifelong appreciation for our environment that transforms how we think, make decisions, and lead our lives for a more sustainable future.
Our campers enjoy exploring our 473-acre park through discovery-based activities such as: hiking the trails, live animal interactions, rolling logs to search for salamanders, dipping a net in the pond to learn more about aquatic critters, playing nature-themed games and creating artistic masterpieces from natural materials. As campers get older, they will experience even greater adventures. Offsite daytrips, canoeing Rainbow Reservoir, extended nighttime sessions, and overnight camping opportunities enhance the weekly theme and deepen their connection to, understanding of and respect for nature.
Our highest priority is to provide the best service to our community in the safest manner possible. We successfully ran our programs through the unprecedented summers of 2020 and 2021 and continue to stay informed and enact best practice health protocols. We look forward to hosting your greatest adventure yet!
We invite you to register for any number of our six uniquely themed sessions for each age group. Camp sessions are based on what grade level your child will enter in the fall. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and are open to all Windsor residents on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, at 8:00 AM and nonresidents on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 8:00 AM.
Scholarships, Payment Plans, and Refunds
Scholarship Applications: Scholarship Applications for summer 2022 are available to Windsor residents who meet the State of Connecticut Income Verification Guidelines. Residents are eligible for up to a 50% scholarship for summer programs only. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 860-285-1990.
Payment Policy: The first week must be paid in full at the time of registration. For campers attending multiple sessions, payment plans are available. A deposit equal to one week’s tuition is required at the time of registration, and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the start of each session. For more information or to register with a payment plan, contact the Nature Center at 860-285-1886.
Refund Policy: If you cancel registration more than 30 days in advance of the session start date, you will receive a full refund minus a $25.00 processing fee. Cancelation 14-30 days before the session start date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp session will result in receiving no refund.
Junior Counselor Program
The Junior Counselor (JC) Program is a pre-counselor training program for youth ages 14-17, which focuses upon gaining the skills necessary to become a camp counselor. Spend your summer active in the outdoors at Northwest Park as you build your natural history knowledge, gain hands-on work experience and earn volunteer hours! There is an application process for this program to ensure Junior Counselor candidates have the desire to participate fully and be positive role models to campers.
Sign-ups for Junior Counselor Applications begin February 22, 2022. Applications are due back to Northwest Park by Friday, May 27, 2022. The 2022 Junior Counselor program has a maximum of 15 participants. Letters of acceptance will be sent via email no later than Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
Join our Team of Passionate Nature Enthusiasts
The Town of Windsor, CT seeks a team of creative, energetic individuals who work together to provide an extraordinary experience in outdoor learning. We are hiring for multiple positions including Assistant Camp Director, Camp Teachers, Nature Specialist, Adventure Specialist, and Youth Development Specialist. Full job descriptions can be found online at the application link below. All positions are full-time/temporary, starting in June and ending in August 2022. Hourly pay rates are $16.25-$17.50 per hour.