Summer Camp

A camp they'll always remember with friends they will never forget

Summer Camp provides a child the chance to develop life-long skills and friendships, build character, grow more independent, discover new interests, spend the day being physically active, and reconnect with nature in a structured and fun environment.

For the last three years, Waterbury Police Activity League (PAL) partnered with the Waterbury Youth Services to offer free summer camp to local children. These funds allowed thousands of children to attend Camp Kiwanis. It is time now to register your child for Summer Camp Season 2024 as we anticipate being at full capacity for each session. While the unique scholarship funding via the City ended with the 2023 camp season, we encourage you to apply for Campership scholarship via the United Way of Greater Waterbury.


Waterbury Youth Services (WYS) in conjunction with Waterbury PAL runs a summer day camp for children who will turn 5 years old by 6/1/2024.

The Kiwanis facility offers ample indoor/outdoor teaching spaces, picnic tables, a basketball court, swings, and hiking trails. Activities include: arts and crafts, swimming, sports, hiking, bike riding, field trips and games.

The camp is located in Wolcott at the Kiwanis Camp facility at the intersection of Munson and Coe Road.


The camp operates for 3-two week sessions, for a total of 6 weeks during the summer.

  • July 1 – July 11
  • July 15 – July 25
  • July 29 – August 8

Breakfast and lunch are included. Transportation to and from WYS to Kiwanis Summer Camp is provided by the Waterbury PAL.   
Camp operates:  Monday -Thursday 9 am-2 pm

Drop off: 8:30-8:40am at WYS, 83 Prospect St., Waterbury CT 06702

Pick up: 2:30-2:40 pm at the same location.

How To Apply

Parents can pick up an application in person at Waterbury Youth Services, 83 Prospect St., Waterbury.

Deadlines:  If applying for campership: June 14, 2024.

United Way Campership Fund Application requires that the child turn 5 years old by 6/1/2024.

Apply in Person

Applications must be complete with all items on checklist including: Income Verification, Health Exam Record and Authorization For The Administration Of Medication - both completed by physician and signed by parent. For information and eligibility requirements for Greater Waterbury Campership Program, please visit United Way Of Greater Waterbury Campership's Page

Sponsor a Child

The vast majority of the youth we serve come from families who live below the federal poverty level. Their households are often so focused on meeting basic needs that finding funds for recreational activities is simply out of the question. Your sponsorship helps change that, giving children in need a camp experience that enriches their lives for years to come. Gifts at any level are welcome and greatly appreciated

Camp Reinforces Independence and Empowerment

Camp Helps with Mental Stimulation & Physical Activity

Camp Allows for Confidence to be Reinforced by Success

Camp Leads to Creativity, Free of Judgement