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2024 Summer Program Dates & Rates

Deer Lake Day Camp (kindergarten - grade 8)

Registration is open for all Day Camp sessions at Camp Brain

Session 1June 17 - June 21 (one week): $390
Session 2June 24 - July 5 (two weeks): $780
Session 3July 8 - 19 (two weeks): $780
Camp Closed July 22 - July 28**
Session 4July 29 - August 9 (two weeks): $780
Session 5August 12 - 16 (one week): $390

Registration includes a non-refundable $100.00 deposit per camper per session.
No refunds will be given after June 1st.

Tuition includes bus transportation.
Camp sessions may not be split.
Campers should bring a snack and lunch to camp every day.

Extended Day (at Deer Lake)
AM Care only (two-week session): $80.00
PM Care only (two-week session): $80.00
Both AM & PM (two-week session): $160.00
(One-week session prices for AM and PM Care are halved)

Deer Lake Wilderness School (grade 9 - 12)

Apply today for Deer Lake Wilderness School by completing an application and emailing it to or mailing it to Deer Lake Day Camp, 101 Paper Mill Rd, Killingworth, CT 06419.

Week 1     June 24 - June 28: $535   
Week 2     July 8 - July 12: $535   
Week 3     July 29 - August 2: $535   

Open House

To learn more about what Deer Lake Day Camp and Deer Lake Wilderness School offer, come take a guided tour of the Deer Lake facility and meet some of our staff. If your child has never been to camp before, it is a great time to generate enthusiasm for their upcoming camp experience. We look forward to meeting you and helping to answer any questions you may have about our programs at Deer Lake.

Sunday, May 19, 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.


**Deer Lake is proud to host the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp for a second year. Deer Lake will be closed to the public July 20-28 to provide a safe outdoor environment for children from around the world who have survived life-altering burn injuries. Deer Lake is an ideal location to provide an inclusive and accepting space to allow every kid to just be a kid.

Why is it scheduled in the middle of Deer Lake Day Camp summer programs?
We looked at historic registration data to select the week that would best support our Deer Lake Day Camp families while also meeting the needs of the Burn Camp. Most of these campers have had, and continue to need, multiple life-changing surgeries. Camp dates were selected to work around these surgeries and allow enough recovery time so campers can be ready for school in the fall. We hope you will join us in welcoming and sharing a piece of Deer Lake magic with these exceptional children.

For more information about Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp and to support this wonderful foundation, go to