I'm not sure how you do it, but I don't think my boys have ever been this excited about anything!

– Parent of two campers, age 7 & 9

As a kid, I loved Camp Combe. Now I want to make camp just as awesome for my campers!

– Camp Combe Junior Counselor

It’s hard to outgrow camp when it gets more fun every year! Your teen programs are perfect!

– Parent of an 8th grade girl

This was our first summer and everything has been exactly as we
were told it would be...even better!

– Parent of an eight year old camper

My favorite thing in a whole entire world is Camp Combe.

Female camper, age 6

My child comes home more mature and responsible after every trip. How can so much growth happen in just one summer?

– Parent of 9th grade boy

This was my son’s first truly successful mainstream experience —we couldn’t be happier!

Parent of 8 yr old camper with Autism

My daughter loves camp so much she is disappointed on the weekend. "Camp Combe today?" is her first waking question!

– Parent of a six year old camper

The energy! The care! The fun! Everything a kid could want.
I want to go to camp!

– Parent of an 11 yr old girl

This is a camp that celebrates kids being themselves. What could be better than that?

– Parent of a male camper, age 12

Service Corps, especially Habitat for Humanity, had a huge impact on my son!

– Parent of a 7th grade boy

Camp Combe is the coolest place I have ever been.

Male camper, age 9
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Advanced Expeditions

Rising 8th-10th graders

Our Advanced Expedition trips are a new program this year and combine two of our most popular trips! Providing campers with the opportunity to visit both the wilderness and the city a little further away from home with a three-day, two-night overnight experience. Campers will spend the first week on camp participating in traditional camp activities as well as learning skills and preparing materials for their upcoming trips. In the second week the campers will spend three days off camp exploring both wilderness and cityscapes and participating in a variety of sightseeing and adventure activities.

Advanced Expedition campers will have the opportunity to attend a field trip to the Durland Scout Center on the Fridays of weeks 1, 3, 5 & 7.  While at the Durland Scout Center they will have the opportunity to swim in the lake and boat.

Weeks 1 & 2: Mystic, CT 

Campers will travel to the wonderful town of Mystic Connecticut. They will camp out at the nearby KOA campground where they will be able to fish, swim, and utilize all the wonderful activities KOA campgrounds are known for. On the second day campers will travel into the Downtown Mystic Seaport to experience the beauty that is a small New England Town. They will set sail on the Argia Mystic Boat, a retired US Coast Guard vessel, to learn about the history of not only the Mystic port but also other surrounding coastlines and lighthouses. Campers will also visit the Mystic Aquarium, home to the only beluga whale on the East Coast! This trip will bring the best of both worlds together; camping in the beautiful great outdoors as well as enjoying some time in town.

Day 1: Tuesday 7/9

  • Depart camp and drive to Mystic KOA
  • Arrive at Mystic KOA
    • Set up campsite
  • Participate in KOA campsite activities, choice of:
    • Jumping pillow
    • Mini golf
    • Swimming pool
    • Fishing
    • Field games
  • Cook dinner and dessert on the campfire

Day 2: Wednesday 7/10

  • Eat breakfast at the campsite
  • Travel to Downtown Mystic for the day
  • Argia Mystic Sailing Tour
    • 2 hour boat ride
    • Points of interest:
      • Other Islands
      • Lighthouses
      • Retired US Coast Guard Ship
    • Dinner at Mystic Pizza

Day 3: Thursday 7/11

  • Eat breakfast and pack up campsite
  • Travel to Mystic Aquarium
  • Depart for camp

 

Weeks 3 & 4: Vermont 

On this trip campers will get the opportunity to camp out in Camp Plymouth, one of the beautiful Vermont State Parks. At the campground they will enjoy activities such as hiking, swimming, fishing and even panning for gold! They will spend the day at Okemo Mountains summer Adventure Park where they can ride a “mountain coaster”, rock climb, bungee trampoline, and play disc golf. They will also be able to take a scenic ride over the Vermont Mountains to see the wide stretching beauty of the North East. Campers will also have the opportunity to take a step back in time to tour a town preserved nearly 100 years and tour the historical boyhood house of the 30th President Calvin Coolidge.

Day 1: Tuesday 7/23

  • Depart camp and drive to Camp Plymouth State Park
  • Arrive at Camp Plymouth State Park
    • Set up campsite
  • Participate in activities at campsite, choice of:
    • Panning for Gold
    • Swimming
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Boating
  • Cook dinner and dessert on campfire

Day 2: Wednesday 7/24

  • Wake up and make breakfast at campsite
  • Travel to Okemo Adventure Zone
  • Spend the day at Okemo, choice of unlimited use of activities include:
    • Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster
    • Stumper Jumper Bungee Trampoline
    • Schweepes Big Air Bag
    • Disc Golf Games
    • Miniature golf
    • Climbing Wall
    • Scenic Chair Lift
  • Eat dinner at a restaurant in Okemo Village
  • Travel back to campsite

Day 3: Thursday 7/25

  • Wake up, eat breakfast and pack up campsite
  • Travel to Calvin Coolidge Homestead
    • Tour the home of Calvin Coolidge and village that has be preserved as a historical landmark
  • Depart for camp

 

Weeks 5 & 6: Rhode Island

A beautiful beach town with a city twist. On this trip campers will stay at one of the most beautiful schools on the East Coast, University of Rhode Island, and experience all the wonderful things the state has to offer. Campers will enjoy time at one of the many beautiful state beaches close by; spend a day Whale Watching and taking in downtown Narragansett and then cap off the experience with a tour of the campus.  

Day 1: Tuesday 7/6

  • Depart from camp for The University of Rhode Island (URI)
  • Arrive at URI and check in
  • Travel to Roger Wheeler State Beach
    • Spend the rest of the day at the beach
    • Activity options at the beach include:
      • Swimming
      • Volleyball
      • Playground
    • Eat dinner near beach, then travel back to URI

Day 2:  Wednesday 7/7

  • Wake up and eat breakfast at URI
  • Travel to Narragansett
  • Whale Watching Tour
    • Spend the day on a fleet ship travel off the coast of Rhode Island
    • Possible sightings include; Finback, Humpbacks, Minke, Pilot, False Killer and Sei whales
    • Also possible sightings of ocean sunfish, sharks, tuna, marlin and turtles
    • Learn about the sea life you are seeing first hand as well as other oceanic facts
  • Eat dinner in Narragansett
  • Travel back to URI

Day 3: Thursday 7/8

  • Wake up and eat breakfast at URI
  • Participate in a tour of The University of Rhode Island campus
  • Depart for Camp

 

Weeks 7 & 8 Lake George, NY

This trip heads upstate to the Silver Bay YMCA right in the heart of Lake George. Campers will stay in dorm style lodging at Silver Bay and have the opportunity to swim, kayak, paddle board in the lake, hike, and utilize all the fields on the property. They will also set sail on Lake George and spend a day learning and sailing with Silver Bay staff.

Day 1: Tuesday 7/20

  • Leave camp and travel to the Silver Bay YMCA Retreat Center
  • Arrive at Silver Bay and Check in to their dorm style lodging
  • Option to participate in all activities on the Silver Bay property, including:
    • Archery
    • Badminton
    • Kayaking/paddle boarding
    • Climbing Wall
    • Hiking
    • Field games
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
  • Eat dinner at Silver Bay Dining Hall

Day 2: Wednesday 7/21

  • Wake up and eat breakfast at the Silver Bay Dining Hall
  • Participate in Silver Bay Sailing Class
  • Spend the day Sailing on Lake George
  • Eat Dinner at the Silver Bay Dining Hall

Day 3: Thursday 7/22

  • Wake up and pack up room
  • Option to participate in Silver Bay Activities they didn’t get to do or want to do more of from day 1
  • Depart for camp

 

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