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Milford Recreation Department has collaborated with Marlene Sanchez and the Camp Happiness staff to develop programs for children and young adults with special needs. These programs have been developed to provide children with special needs a fun, supportive and caring environment where they can socialize and participate in age appropriate activities. The Leadership team at Camp Happiness have put a lot of brainstorming to secure a good environment for all the participants. We have tried to keep each program as affordable as possible to the families so they can participate without financial hardships.

Check out the program descriptions below!!

If you need additional financial assistance, please email 

Program Director: Marlene Sanchez at camphappiness203@gmail.com
Recreation Director: Bill Garfield at bgarfield@milfordct.gov
Recreation Supervisor: Rich Minnix at rminnix@milfordct.gov

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Awesome Adaptive
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Year Round

The "Walkie Talkie" Club
  • The “Walkie Talkie” Club
  • Led by: Phyllis Christensen and Marlene Sanchez
  • This club will meet two Saturdays a month in October and November and
  • the first Saturday in December to Walk, Talk, Socialize and learn healthy habits to lead a healthy lifestyle.
  • Participants will learn to use a pedometer, track their progress, learn some
  • healthy tips to practice when at home, and socialize with friends outdoors
  • while stepping on the track, walking on the beach boardwalk and strolling
  • the paths of Beaver Brook Park. The club will discuss ways to lead a
  • healthier life, make healthy choices and have fun while doing it!
  • All participants will receive a water bottle and pedometer.
  • All ages welcome (20 participant max)
  • Cost: $100
  • Dates: October 2nd and 16th - Foran High Track
  • November 6th and 20th - Walnut Beach Parking Lot
  • December 4th - Beaverbrook Park Parking lot
  • Times 9 - 10 am (Raindates will be determined by groups availability)
  • Drop Off times: 8:45AM - 9AM
  • Pick up times: 10AM - 10:15AM

The Budding Bookworms Club
  • The Budding Bookworms Club
  • Led by: Emily Nolan & Kate Langley
  • Book lovers unite!
  • Mrs. Langley and Miss Emily will gather with young readers, and share their love of picture books and crafts! We will read a new story each week, discuss, and do a craft or two to go along with it!
  • Bookworms will leave each class with a copy of our story of the week, their craft, and a love of reading!
  • Ages: 5 - 10 (10 participant maximum)
  • Cost: $250 per participant
  • Dates: Tuesdays from Oct. 5 - Nov. 9 (October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9)
  • Times: 6 - 7 PM
  • Location: Tri-Beach Neighborhood Center
  • 170 Hillside Avenue, Milford, CT 06460

Tuesday Night Tea Book Club
  • Tuesday Night Tea Book Club
  • Led by: Michelle Vitelli
  • Join us Tuesday nights this fall for Tuesday Night Tea, a community-based book club for adolescents.
  • Come with us on a journey to a deserted island with a friendly robot!
  • If you love reading and hands on activities such as arts, crafts, and STEAM - this is the perfect place for you!
  • Each week participants will:
  • Enjoy tea / cocoa with small snack
  • Read and discuss sections from the novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • Partake in a craft, art, or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math)
  • Participants will also keep a weekly journal to draw connections
  • Participants will get:
  • Copy of the novel
  • Journal
  • A personalized canvas tote to transport journal and book each session
  • An art/ craft/ STEAM activity made during each club session
  • This program is designed by a certified special education teacher with 12-16 year olds in mind
  • The novel will be adapted and accessible to all participants in the club.
  • Ages: 11+ (10 participant maximum)
  • Cost: $200 per participant
  • Dates: 7 weeks/ Tuesdays from Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16)
  • Times: 6 - 7 PM
  • Location: Tri-Beach Neighborhood Center
  • 170 Hillside Avenue, Milford, CT 06460

Cornhole Club
  • Cornhole Club
  • Led by: Michelle Vitelli & Stephanie Anastasiou
  • Learn the basics and skilled play of this family favorite yard game!
  • Each week, participants will learn and practice foundational cornhole skills and also play competitively! Participants will also take turns learning how to keep score
  • Participants will leave with a new understanding of the game, score keeping skills, a t-shirt and water bottle. This program is designed to cater to participants 8 and older
  • While also making the game accessible to all abilities
  • This program is designed by a certified special education teacher and certified physical education teacher
  • Ages: 8+ (18 participant maximum)
  • Cost: $200 per participant
  • Dates: Thursdays from Oct. 7 - Nov. 28 (October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11)
  • Times: 6 - 7 PM
  • Location: TBD Fowler Pavillion or Tri-Beach Neighborhood Center
  • 170 Hillside Avenue, Milford, CT 06460

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The "Walkie Talkie" Club 
5 - 18 N/A Sa  10/02/2021 - 12/04/2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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$100.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
 
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The Budding Bookworms Club 
5 - 10 N/A Tu  10/05/2021 - 11/09/2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tri Beach Center - Community Room
$250.00 Res, $255.00 Non-Res
 
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Tuesday Night Tea Book Club 
11 - 18 N/A Tu  10/05/2021 - 11/16/2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tri Beach Center - Community Room
$200.00 Res, $205.00 Non-Res
 
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MAPs Cornhole Club 
8 - 18 N/A Th  10/07/2021 - 11/11/2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fowler Pavilion/Tri-Beach
$200.00 Res, $205.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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