Y M C A
MEMORABLE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES
YMCA Camp MOE is a day camp for boys and girls, ages 5 – 15. Diversity and Respect are the backbone of YMCA Camp MOE. Located on over 174 acres of beautiful woods in Litchfield County, complete with fields, trails and our beautiful waterfront.
Our campers learn patience, acceptance and challenge themselves to give each camper self-confidence and the chance to make lasting friendships. If you want your child to be the best version of themselves and set them up for success in their future, sign them up for a summer at YMCA Camp MOE!
YMCA Camp MOE is named in honor of Emil “Moe” Renzullo, a very special 12-year old boy who passed away in April 2010. Moe’s love of Camp, whether it was swimming, skateboarding, leading the camp in the morning cheer, or just walking hand in hand with his counselor, was evident to all involved at the Camp. Moe’s enthusiasm, love and caring ways for others taught everyone whose life he touched so much. Camp creates Memorable Outdoor Experiences in Litchfield County.
The mission of YMCA Camp MOE is to provide an ideal outdoor recreation environment where all campers have the opportunity to develop friendships, leadership skills, responsibility for self and respect for others. YMCA Camp MOE empowers campers to look beyond their abilities and the abilities of others while supporting them to grow mentally, physically, and socially in a safe inclusive environment.
Learn about our Specialty Camps
This summer, we’re offering a selection of special interest camps in addition to the regular day camp, including Makers Camp, Drama Camp, Survival Camp, and more!
Programs for Ages 13-15
In addition to Specialty Camps, we also offer special programs for teens.
YMCA Camp MOE
runs for 10 weeks
The 2023 session dates are as follows:
Preview Week: June 19 – 23 ($295)
Session 1: June 26 – July 7 (closed on July 4th)
Session 2: July 10 – July 21
Session 3: July 24 – August 4
Session 4: August 7 – August 18
Finale Week: August 21 – 25 ($295)
Every day at YMCA Camp MOE is filled with adventures, challenges and fun through a variety of activities. All campers are placed in small groups determined by their age, abilities, development and the grade they will be entering in the fall. Rain or shine, we are at camp.
YMCA Camp MOE features picturesque Migeon Pond- for swimming and boating- sport field, hard court, street hockey arena, archery range, gaga pits, climbing tower, low-ropes challenge course, a zip-line over the pond, nature trails, and wooded areas galore.
Campers will experience a variety of activities include arts & crafts, swim instruction, dance, sports, music, archery, boating, gaga and much more. Campers in this age group also take swimming lessons and have free swim daily.
A healthy lunch is offered free of charge to all campers 18 years of age and younger through EdAdvance pending approval. Your child may elect to bring his/her own lunch to camp; however, we ask that you send it in a clearly marked brown paper bag. All lunches are stored in refrigeration per CT state regulation. Menus will be posted at the start of the camp season.
Before & After Care
Before & After Care is provided to families who need care beyond regular camp hours of 9 am to 4pm Monday through Friday for an additional fee. Parents can drop off as early as 7 am and may pick up as late as 6 pm.
Bus transportation is available for families who are unable to drive their child to and from camp. Staff members ride the buses to and from camp in order to assure a safe and fun ride for each camper.
When picking up a camper (at camp or from the bus stop), whoever is approved by being listed on the camper’s transportation form must provide a photo ID of themselves, for every pick-up. This is for the safety of our campers.
- Winsted @ Pearson Middle School
- (Drop-off: 7:45am; Pick-up: 5pm)
- Winsted @ Commuter Lot at Stop & Shop
- (Drop-off: 8am; Pick-up: 4:50pm)
- Litchfield @ Litchfield Fire House
- (Drop-off: 8am; Pick-up: 5pm)
- New Hartford @ Harvest Baptist Church
- (Drop-off: 8:10am; Pick-up: 4:45pm)
- Torrington @ East School
- (Drop-off: 8:20am; Pick-up: 4:30pm)
- Harwinton @ Immaculate Heart of Mary
- (Drop-off: 8:25am; Pick-up: 4:35pm)
- Torrington @ Town Fair Tire
- (Drop-off: 8:40am; Pick-up: 4:20pm)
At the Y, we believe all children deserve the best summer ever. Camperships are available. Email Robyn for more information at [email protected]. Get your registration in today!
About Our Staff
YMCA Camp MOE’s staff is made up of high school students, college students, college graduates, teachers and outdoor enthusiasts. We look for staff that have strong understandings of inclusion and desire to give all children, regardless of their abilities, a rewarding YMCA Camp MOE experience. Our staff goes the extra mile to make our camp program exceptional. They are mature, dependable, trustworthy, and respectful.
Directions to YMCA Camp MOE:
Follow the signs to RTE 4 West. At the intersection of RTE 4 and RTE 272 turn right onto RTE 272. Take your second left onto Hodges Hill Road. At the top of the hill take a right onto University Drive. Take the second left onto Brandy Hill Road. At the fork, bear right. YMCA Camp MOE is at the top of the hill on the left. (You will see a sign for Camp MOE).
From RTE 8 South take Exit 44 for the RTE 4 connection. Take a right at the end of the exit. Follow the signs to RTE 4 West. At the intersection of RTE 4 and RTE 272 turn right onto RTE 272. Take your second left onto Hodges Hill Road. At the top of the hill take a right onto University Drive. Take the second left onto Brandy Hill Road. At the fork, bear right. YMCA Camp MOE is at the top of the hill on the left. (You will see a sign for Camp MOE).