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Camp Happiness

Camp Happiness is a Milford Recreation camp for Milford residents with special needs.  Participants range in age from those entering kindergarten in fall through 6th grade.  We are a day camp located at Foran High School.  It runs for six one-week sessions during the summer months. Children qualify to attend camp if they have an IEP through the City of Milford.

Campers are put into groups that are formed with children's ages and needs in mind.  Needs of our campers range from developmental delays, speech and language delays, social/emotional delays, and multi-handicapping conditions.

Camp Happiness follows a structured-day schedule from 9 AM - 3 PM with campers participating in a morning gathering, Music, Arts & Crafts, Physical Education, and a create your own period where campers and counselors get creative together! Swimming is also BACK in 2022!  Musicians, and other entertainers visit camp each week.  We are introducing theme weeks this year, where campers will dress up, participate in special events, and participate in themed activities. Highlights include our camp carnival, tie dying, Camp Olympics, Pirate Day, and so much more! Camp has been on the receiving end of generosity from our community for so long, and we love to give back to the community that raised us by showing our campers what it means to give back. This is one of our favorite parts of our camp season together.

Camp Happiness has been a staple in Milford since 1965. It has evolved from a camp of 20 - 30 children to a camp of 100 - 120 each summer.  There are 40 paid staff members who are high school students, college students and some teachers.  The camp has a full time nurse on duty.  We also have a behavioral management program in place.

Camp Happiness' motto is Come On ~ Get Happy! We try to give our campers the ultimate camp experience where they can grow, thrive, and feel love and acceptance. We're so excited to welcome you into our camp family!

2022 Updates!
+ Unfortunately due to the rising costs of transportation, we will no longer be offering bus transportation to and from camp.
+ BUT!! We will be offering before and after care at no additional cost! Before care begins at 8:30 and after care ends at 3:30. 

Here are our theme weeks for 2022!

Week 1 June 27 - July 1st: Week at “Sea!”





  • Monday - Mermaid Monday


  • Tuesday - Treasure Hunt Tuesday


  • Wednesday - Walk The Plank Wednesday (Pirate Day!)


  • Thursday - Under the Sea Day


  • Friday - Fishy Friday




Week 2 July 5 - July 8th: Holiday Week





  • Tuesday - Election Day / Red, White, & Blue Day!


  • Wednesday - Earth Day


  • Thursday - Halloween Day


  • Friday - Friendsgiving Friday! 




Week 3 July 11 - July 15th: Color Week





  • Monday - Color Bingo


  • Tuesday - Tie Dye Tuesday


  • Wednesday - Over the Rainbow Wednesday


  • Thursday - Pajama Color Story Day


  • Friday - Favorite Color Friday




Week 4 July 18 - July 22nd: Carnival Week





  • Monday - Make-It Monday


  • Tuesday - Tasty Tuesday


  • Wednesday - Wacky Wednesdays


  • Thursday - Carnival Day


  • Friday - Movie Day




Week 5 July 25 - July 29th: Sports Week





  • Monday - MVP Monday


  • Tuesday - Team Tuesday


  • Wednesday - Work Out Wednesday


  • Thursday - Olympic Day


  • Friday - Fitness Friday




Week 6 August 1 - August 5th: Disney Week





  • Monday - Mousketeer Monday


  • Tuesday - Talent Show Tuesday


  • Wednesday - Wish Upon a Star Wednesday - Dress as your favorite Disney Character


  • Thursday - Family & Friends Day


  • Friday - Last day of camp!! Friendship Friday!







 


General Information
  • Children qualify for Camp Happiness if they have an IEP from the City of Milford and are Milford Residents (proof of IEP may be required - submit page #1).
  • Your child is not registered until the registration and the full payment is received by the Recreation Department. Those who are seeking financial assistance must submit the full registration fee with their application to reserve their spot. Refunds will be processed accordingly if financial aid is secured.
  • You will receive an email confirming your child's acceptance after the deadline date.
  • For more information contact Marlene Sanchez at 203-783-3280 ext 8, or masanchez@milforded.org

Contact Information
  • Email: camphappiness203@gmail.com

Daily Information
  • Everyday your child will need to bring the following to camp - Backpack; Lunch with a drink , bathing suit, and towel. - ALL items need to be labeled!
  • Camp Happiness follows a day of Swimming, Arts & Crafts, Music, Physical Education, a "Create your own period" run by the group's counselors, and Lunch.
  • When you are driving your child to and from Camp Happiness, please park in the side parking lot, or drop off / pick up in the front of the building across from the flag pole.

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2022 Camp Happiness - Week #1 
4 - 12 K - 7 MTuWThF  06/27/2022 - 07/01/2022
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Foran High School
$125.00 Res
 
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2022 Camp Happiness - Week #2 
4 - 12 K - 7 TuWThF  07/05/2022 - 07/08/2022
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Foran High School
$100.00 Res
 
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2022 Camp Happiness - Week #3 
4 - 12 K - 7 MTuWThF  07/11/2022 - 07/15/2022
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Foran High School
$125.00 Res
 
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2022 Camp Happiness - Week #4 
4 - 12 K - 7 MTuWThF  07/18/2022 - 07/22/2022
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Foran High School
$125.00 Res
 
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2022 Camp Happiness - Week #5 
4 - 12 K - 7 MTuWThF  07/25/2022 - 07/29/2022
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Foran High School
$125.00 Res
 
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2022 Camp Happiness - Week #6 
4 - 12 K - 7 MTuWThF  08/01/2022 - 08/05/2022
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Foran High School
$125.00 Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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