Adventure Unit (Ages 12-15)


Sessions A, B, C and D will be held at Timothy Edwards Middle School. Sessions E, F, G and H will be held at Orchard Hill.

Contact Information

  • Camp Email
  • Camp Phone (as of June 26): 860-803-8885
  • Recreation Office (re: Billing and Registration): 860-648-6355


Registration begins in March. Camp fills quickly, so be sure to register early using activity number 341796.

Accreditation & Training

Though state accreditation of our camps is unavailable, this camp is ACA Accredited. Check out our staff that makes this program great!



The cost for this camp is $265 per week, based on a 5-day week. 

Location & Trips

TE and Orchard Hill will be the home base of Adventure Unit, though field trips will take us to many different locations, including:
  • Brownstone Adventure Park
  • Farmington River Tubing
  • Southwick Zoo
  • Veterans' Memorial Park
Trips are tentative to change based on weather and availability.

Extended Hours

Need to get to work early or extend your child's time at the camp? Check out our Extended Day Program.


Typically, staff are college students ages 18 or older pursuing a degree in education or a related field.


All camp personnel are trained in Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescue. They also attend training sessions for the following:
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting
  • Child Development
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Games
  • Leadership
  • Positive Disciplining

About the Director

The director of this camp is Paul Macchi. This will be Paul's 11th year with Adventure Unit and his 7th year as Camp Director. Paul received his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education with a concentration in Physical Education and Health from CCSU. He currently teaches in Glastonbury and coaches field hockey, and lacrosse at the high school level. Paul never fails to bring excitement and a one-of-a-kind spirit to every day at Adventure Unit.

2017 Schedule

Session Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
June 26-30
VMP Laser Tag/Bowling Ocean Beach Lake Compounce VMP
July 3 - 7
Ron a Roll NO CAMP Pottery Trampoline Place VMP
July 10 - 14
Ice Skating Patriots Place Farmington River Tubing Six Flags VMP
July 17-21
Campions/VMP Newport Boat Cruise Hartford Yard Goats Brownstone VMP
July 24-28
Ocean Beach Whale Watch *Late Day* Six Flags Launch VMP
July 31-August 4
Canoeing Surfing *Late Day* Southwick Zoo Lake Compounce VMP
August 7-11
Cake Decorating/VMP New Britain Bees Brownstone Ice Skating VMP
August 14 - 18
Farmington River Tubing Bike Tour Six Flags Ocean Beach VMP
* Indicates a late day pickup

Schedule and trips are tentative and may be subject to change.