Camp Provides Life-Changing Opportunities!
Wouldn’t you like the opportunity to be….
A Team Player?
Connected with Nature?
Through its programs in nature,
cabin living with peers, and supportive relationships,
Camp creates opportunities to develop
all of this and More…
Camp Middlesex’s Mission:
To create a supportive environment for youth and adults to reach their
Goals of the Experience:
1. To provide opportunities that stimulate the development of each camper’s self-esteem through supportive relationships.
2. To provide campers with the opportunity to set personal goals
and develop life skills.
3. To provide each camper the opportunity to experience leadership roles
and to develop an increased level of responsibility.
4. To help campers develop an appreciation of the natural surroundings
through art,science, and adventure activities.
Safety is Our Top Priority!
Camp Middlesex has a commitment to the health and safety of all participants. We comply with all state health codes and undergo a health inspection annually. In addition, we are accredited by the American Camp Association. In order to receive this accreditation, the camp must undergo a thorough review of around 200 standards outlining the safety and welfare of campers and staff.
We are also proud to have received the Safety First Award for the past 12 years! In order for a camp to receive this award, they must demonstrate sound safety practices.
Learn by Doing!
The 4-H mission, pledge, motto, and slogan provide the basis for maintaining the rich traditions of Camp Middlesex. These traditions are taught to enhance and expand the learning experience. At camp, the four H’s (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) serve as guides to forming decisions about daily living, while the four areas (Club/Camp, Community, Country, and World) serve as reminders of the many facets of our interaction with our surroundings.
|Head: Learning to think, make decision, understanding “why’s” and “how’s,” and gaining new and valuable knowledge.|
|Heart: Being concerned about the welfare of others, accepting responsibilities as citizens, determining values and attitudes by which we live, and learning how to live with others.|
|Hands: Gaining new skills, perfecting skills already known, develop respect for work and pride in accomplishment.|
|Health: Practicing healthful living, protecting the well being of self and others, and making constructive use of leisure time.|
|4H Motto: To Make the Best Better.||4H Slogan: Learn By Doing.|
I pledge my Head to clearer thinking
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service, and
My Health to better living,
For my Club, my Community, My Country, and my World.
Professional Role Models!
Our staff comes from all over the world to offer campers an unforgettable summer! Each summer we recruit staff from the local area as well as partner with International staffing agencies such as Camp America to offer a diverse, multi-cultural, and caring environment. We offer a 4:1 camper to counselor ratio.
All staff and volunteers have appropriate criminal background checks. We also train our staff for 2 weeks prior to camp. During staff orientation, counselors are trained on topics of safety, communication, community building, lesson planning, CPR/first aid, behavior management, health procedures, and more.
All of our senior staff are trained in the field of education. A licensed RN is on site 24-hours while camp is in session.
Located in Ashby on Willard Brook, Camp Middlesex offers 75 acres of nature trails, cabin space, and program areas for all to enjoy!
Campers enjoy the rustic nature of outdoor living while learning about the world around them. Each cabin has room for 8-10 campers and 2 counselors. There are centralized bathhouses equipped with private shower stalls and toilets. We currently have an on-demand hot water system, so there is always hot water available for showers!
Food is served family style in our dining hall. Campers sit with their cabin and enjoy meals together. Our cook prepares home style meals for campers to enjoy. Our current menus are located on the forms page. We accommodate most allergies at camp (peanut, nut, fruit, etc), but a plan may need to be developed with camp staff to accommodate other allergies.
Click on any of the pictures below to learn more about our facility!