Educational Excellence Since 1912
Hamden Hall Country Day School
Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12


Camp Hornet - Welcome to another summer of fun and excitement!

Dungeons and Dragons - Fantasy, fun, and adventure!

(Skiff Street Campus)
2024 Dates:  June 24 to July 26  [Closed July 4th & 5th)

Come join us at the Beckerman Athletic Center for a single week or all five weeks of an exciting and fun camp experience - swim in the pool - play inside at one of our air-conditioned activity areas - play outside on our lush, green fields - fill your day with games, arts & crafts, nature, and special activities - let your imagination run wild during one of our theme days or weekly field trips - make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime!

As a parent, you will love the incredible summer community that we have created here at Hamden Hall.  It is a unique camp experience that centers around a small, warm, and inclusive environment where your child will be greeted by name each morning and you will have access to the directors every day!

Sports Camps - Get ready to play!
(Skiff Street Campus) 

Develop your athletic skills - learn a new sport - and experience new challenges!

Summer Programs Director: Bruce Rich

Camp Hornet Director:  Claire Rich

Sports Camp Director: Joe Fontana
At Summer Academy - We Create Independent Learners!
(Whitney Avenue Campus)
2024 Dates:  June 24 to July 26
credit classes run from June 24 to August 2

Summer is a time for enrichment and exploration - fun and excitement while developing academic and creative talents. All of our classrooms are air-conditioned and inviting. Our teachers are known for their outstanding teaching and individual attention.  

Please look under the Summer Academy menu for detailed information about our offerings.

More Information

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  • Registration

    Please register for the programs you wish by filling out the online registration form and your credit card payment.  Please use one form per child.  All registrations and payments will be processed online.   
  • Medical Information

    In order to meet state standards and insurance requirements, each camper/student must have completed medical and emergency forms on file with the Summer Programs office two weeks prior to the first day of attendance.  

    If your child is attending either Camp Hornet, Dungeons & Dragons, or one of our Sports Camps, the Parent Information Letter and the Health Examination Record will be emailed to you after we receive your completed registration.  Forms can also be downloaded from our website.  All of these forms must be completed, signed, and emailed to the attention of Marie Arserio (  Please do not mail forms as we do not have direct mail delivery to our camp location.  

    If your child needs medication administered or has allergies and needs medication stored in case of a reaction, please bring the medication to camp on the first day of attendance and give the medication to our nurse.  If your child is to receive medication at camp, your treating physician must complete the State Medication Release Form.  This form can be obtained from your school health office and can also be downloaded from our website.  Please do not send medication each day for your child to hold.  All medication must be directed to the camp nurse. 

    As a state-licensed youth camp, we are required to have on file a child's health record to include information regarding disabilities or special health care needs such as allergies, special dietary needs, dental problems, hearing or visual impairments, chronic illness, developmental variations, or history of contagious disease, and an individual plan of care for a child with special health care needs or disabilities.  The plan of care is developed by the child’s healthcare provider and the child’s parents.  The Individual Plan of Care Form is available on our website.  The front page of the form is to be completed by the parents and submitted to the nurse by the first day of attendance at camp.

    We will make every effort to contact the parent/emergency contact in the event that your child is too ill to remain at camp or sustains an injury that requires more in-depth medical treatment.  The Nurse’s Office is located in the Training Room of the Beckerman Athletic Center (Skiff Street Campus).  If you have any questions about medical forms, please contact Marie Arserio for assistance.

    There is a registered nurse on-site at camp, and many of our staff are certified in both AED/CPR and First Aid.  Our entire senior camp staff is epi-pen trained.
  • Lunch/Snacks

    For all of our campers, lunch and snack items must be brought from home.  A juice box, a piece of fruit, some cookies all make appropriate snacks that may be consumed in a short amount of time!  Only non-perishable foods should be used in your child's lunch; a frozen pack may be included.  A frozen juice box works well and then can be consumed as it thaws.  Hamden Hall is a peanut-free campus.
  • Change/Cancellation Policy

    Any program may be canceled because of insufficient enrollment, in which case, the registration fee would be refunded in full.  Once a registration is processed, any subsequent change in registration made by you will result in a $25.00 administrative fee.  For cancellations made on or before May 24th, you will receive a full refund minus the $100.00 non-refundable deposit.  Cancellations after May 24th will not receive a refund.  If you have any questions about your registration, please contact Summer Programs Director Bruce Rich (

Hamden Hall Country Day School

About Us

Hamden Hall Country Day School is a nurturing and inclusive community with a dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence by understanding each child and fostering their individual growth.