Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks, An Oak Hill Center
Program & Location
Oak Hill’s plans are underway to renovate Camp Hemlocks and restore programming with the goal to reopen in June of 2015.
Camp Hemlocks is located on 160 acres in Hebron, CT. It provides educational and residential summer camping. The facility is approximately 50,000 square feet with large meeting rooms, dining room capacity for 150, overnight accommodations for 100, an open-air pavilion and three lodges. There is also a 22-acre lake on the property which is used for boating and fishing and a fully handicap-accessible 60’x40’ indoor pool. The facility features barrier free design, an environment that allows people with disabilities complete access and optimal independence.
The camp offers maximum participation for CT’s youth, adults, veterans and seniors with physical or developmental disabilities along with their families, friends and caregivers. Community programming and meeting spaces will be offered to the community at large and civic groups. Early programming considerations include: summer camp, nature’s classroom, programs for veterans and seniors, adaptive sports and potential partnerships with organizations like the Special Olympics.
For information on camperships or employment opportunities, please contact:
Jen Merkent, Camp Director at 860-402-7674 or email at jen.merkent@OakHillCT.org.