A diverse community that empowers kids to explore and thrive!
Camp MOE is a day camp for boys and girls 5 – 13 years old and for all children with and without special needs. Diversity and Respect are the backbone of Camp MOE. Located on over 165 acres of beautiful woods in Litchfield County with miles of trails, a private pond, and lots of wildlife, Camp MOE offers a summer of fun, challenges, friendship, learning and adventure.
Camp MOE is nestled away in the scenic northwest corner of Connecticut. We have over 160 acres of property for our camp programming, 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 Camp MOE!
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 Camp MOE is to provide an ideal outdoor recreation environment where all campers with or without disabilities have the opportunity to develop friendships, leadership skills, responsibility for self and respect for others. 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.
1145 Brandy Hill Rd.
Torrington, CT 06790
Registration information: 860-489-3133 x143 or [email protected]
Camp Office: 860-618-2800
Camp MOE runs in four 2-week sessions. The 2022 session dates are as follows:
Session 1: June 27- July 8 (closed 7/4)
Session 2: July 11- July 22
Session 3: July 25- Aug 5
Session 4: August 8- August 19
The Kids of Summer Foundation forges relationships with local camps to provide full or partial funding for families that may need it. To apply, please visit Kids of Summer Foundation here. If you are awarded a Kids of Summer campership, please forward the letter from Kids of Summer to [email protected].
You may also apply for Care 4 Kids here.
Forms to be Completed & Submitted
The following forms must be printed & completed and returned to Julie Deile at [email protected] by the start of camp. Children are not permitted to attend unless completed forms are submitted.
Health Assessment Form – form must have been completed within the last 36 months.
Emergency Contact Form
If your child has asthma, please complete the Asthma Care Plan Form.
If your child needs medication administered by YMCA staff, please complete the Medication Administration Plan Form.
About Our Staff
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 Camp MOE experience. Our staff goes the extra mile to make our camp program exceptional. They are mature, dependable, trustworthy, and respectful.
A Day at Camp
Every day at 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.
Campers in 1st and 2nd grade will experience swimming lessons, arts and crafts, music, gaga, nature and other various activities including community programs.
Campers entering 3rd through 7th grades in the fall will have the opportunity to choose the activities they participate in. These activities include arts and crafts, swimming, dance, sports, music, archery, boating, gaga and much more. Participants will be swim tested weekly. Those determined to be non-swimmers will receive lessons during their free swim time. Campers who pass testing will get free swim.
Campers entering 8th and 9th grade are awarded more responsibility through our mentorship program. This group participates in team building and helping the younger campers learn new games and activities.
A healthy lunch is offered free of charge to all campers 18 years of age and younger through EdAdvance. Three options are available on most days. Sun butter (not peanut butter) & jelly is offered daily.
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.
Pickup and drop off times will be provided prior to the start of camp
Bus 1 – Harwinton @ Immaculate Heart of Mary, Torrington @ East School, Torrington @ St John Paul the Great Academy
Bus 4 – Winsted @ Pearson Middle School, Torrington @ Ocean State Job Lot
Directions to 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. 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. Camp MOE is at the top of the hill on the left. (You will see a sign for Camp MOE).