300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106
- Career Exploration
- Creative Writing
- Educational Activities
- Health and Wellness
- Recreational Swimming
- Science Activities
- Social Programming
- Social Science Activities
- Swim Lessons
Ages Served:6–18 years old
Areas Served:East Hartford, Hartford, Manchester, Windsor Locks
Program Length:5 weeks
Start Date:June 29, 2020 (first session)
End Date:July 31, 2020 (last session)
Hours of Operation:8:00 am–3:45 pm with 7:30 am–5:15 pm Extended Day Option.
Bus transportation is available for the regular hours.
All participants are required to attend Dream Camp for the full five-weeks. Campers and parents agree to a three-day maximum absence policy, unless an extenuating circumstance is approved by the program director or they might not be allowed to attend the following summer. Any summer school requirements or decisions to attend summer courses for additional credits, must be approved prior to camp beginning. Campers must arrive prior to lunch if attending summer school in the morning.
300 Summit St.
Hartford, CT 06106
More about our camp:
The Dream Camp CIT program specifically targets 15 to 17-year-old campers. Camp participation among older youth wanes with age. The CIT program is of utmost importance as it entices older campers to stay with the program and promotes leadership development. The program is of particular value, as there are only a few opportunities for Hartford youth to develop and engage in leadership opportunities through mentoring and leading group activities for younger children. During the five-week summer session, CITs engage in learning opportunities designed to promote, nurture, and encourage personal growth, develop leadership potential, provide valuable first work opportunities and mentorship, as well as support academic achievement. All activities take place on Trinity’s campus. The CITs utilize the exceptional classroom and athletic facilities – they are immersed in the environment of a college campus.
The Dream Camp CIT program keeps participants engaged and connected to Dream Camp’s goals which are to:
- promote school attendance;
- promote positive classroom behavior; and
- have high school campers determine a post-secondary plan that is focused on their educational or vocational aspirations.
Dream Camp and Hartford Public Schools share similar objectives as stated in the Hartford Public Schools Strategic Operating Plan (2018-2022). The Hartford Public School objective to provide quality instruction and support to ensure students graduate ready for their post-secondary plan aligns with Dream Camp’s third goal. The following activities will be used to further support our CITs in reaching the goal above.
- Planning sessions that build pathways to post-secondary education and career choices;
- Career development and first work opportunities that promote effective team building skills and ethical decision making;
- Addressing summer learning loss through reading sessions held at least three times a week incorporating summer reading lists and/or Dream Camp chosen books and reading materials;
- Encouraging a love of learning to help CITs explore and realize their intellectual and vocational abilities;
- College awareness opportunities that include college application guidance, admissions representatives, and SAT prep during camp; and
- Character development curriculum that supports personal and community growth through group meetings focused around respect, resiliency, gratitude, kindness, trustworthiness, effort, and positivity.
Trinity College is Allergen-Friendly, Special Needs Accessible, and Summer School Compatible.