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, 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, 2021, & 2022, 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 Wednesday, February 1st, 2023, at 8:00 AM and nonresidents on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 8:00 AM.
Scholarships, Payment Plans, and Refunds
Scholarship Applications: Scholarship Applications for summer 2023 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: Full payment must be received if registering for only one week. For campers attending multiple sessions, payment plans are available. The first week must be paid in full at the time of registration, and a $25 deposit is required for each additional week. The remaining balance of each weekly session will be automatically charged 30 days prior to the start of that session. For more information, 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
Want to help strengthen your resume and earn volunteer hours? Come transform your summer experience from ordinary into the extraordinary by becoming a Junior Counselor (JC) at Northwest Park’s Camp Foxfire. JC’s at Camp Foxfire are an enthusiastic volunteer force of teens who shadow and assist our experienced Camp Teachers, with a variety of everyday camp activities, while gaining invaluable life skills in a dynamic and energetic camp setting. JC’s help bridge the gap between campers and teachers and play an integral role by bringing their unique teen spirit and outlooks to camp.
Sign up beginning February 1, 2023 to receive the JC program application. Applications are due back to Northwest Park by April 1, 2023.
All participants accepted into the program must be committed to at least two weeks of Camp Foxfire (July 5-August 11) and attend a mandatory 3-day Training Workshop, Wednesday June 28- Friday, June 30, from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. A $125.00 (Windsor Resident), and $150.00 (Nonresident) fee covers the cost of the 3-day training workshop, Junior Counselor t-shirts, and your two week experience at camp.