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!
+ 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!