Camp Argo is grateful to be back at Camp Cedarcrest!
We are excited to have already begun the planning for Summer 2022 and looking forward to seeing all your smiles again this June!.
Online camper registrations will begin in mid-February.
8 weekly sessions... (partly depending on snow day makeups & absolute last day of school). Monday, June 20 thru Friday, August 12.
Our summer rates have increased slightly to reflect our current economy and will be announced soon.
Any COVID-19 updates related to Camp Argo available below.
Contact Us and provide your contact info so that we can email you any valuable information as we continue to prepare for a fun summer.
Until Summer 2022
The information below will provide important guidance when joining us this summer at Camp Argo! Please review each tab below prior to attending.
Extra things to bring…
– fishing pole to keep in the cabin all week
– plain white t-shirt in labeled ziplock to tie-dye
– any saved egg carton, paper towel or toilet paper rolls
List of some activities offered: archery, canoe, fishing, arts & crafts, outdoor science, climbing wall, adventure low elements, pedal carts, hiking, gaga-ball, all types of sports & tag games.
(provided & signed during camper registration)
Dropoff Time – 9:00-9:15am any earlier is considered Ext Camp $
Pickup Time – 3:45-4:00pm any later is considered Ext Camp $
Camp Argo is an outdoor, recreational day camp located on 42 acres in Orange, Connecticut where siblings and friends can come together to enjoy the benefits of a summer experience.
Additionally, Camp Argo strives to accomodate campers with different social abilities in a safe, nurturing environment.
Camp Argo is a non-profit organization and our mission is to promote and embrace the philosophy that “Everyone can be a HERO!” At Camp Argo we strongly feel that it is important for your child to grow through interactive play, traditional and non-traditional sports, and other creative outlets in a safe learning environment.
Camp Argo believes in empowering campers to dream big, be kind to one another, find their strengths, try their best, and learn to lead by example. To us at Camp Argo, this is the definition of a HERO!
Camp Argo helps each camper realize that the attributes of a true HERO are within all of us! With this in mind, our program is designed to emphasize the HERO-like characteristics that we discover within each other when trying new activities, participating in recreational group games, spending time with our peers, and giving back in the community.
In doing so Camp Argo recognizes the courageous & resilient HEROIC qualities our campers demonstrate and honor them at the end of each day. Also, Camp Argo invites local heroes, community leaders, artists, entertainers, and educators to come speak and work with our campers to give them a full, engaging camp experience.
Camp Argo was named after the heroic story of Jason and the Argonauts, and their quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The Golden Fleece was the wool coat of a golden winged ram that was so valuable, the king had it hung on a tree protected by a fierce dragon. It was a feat deemed impossible.
Jason selected a team of HEROES called the Argonauts after the ship they were to set sail on, the Argo. It was to take them on a tremendous adventure where they would face many challenges along the way to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Each of the heroes played significant roles in winning these difficult challenges by using their personal strengths.
Similarly, our campers will also partake in many challenges and adventures throughout the summer. We hope our campers will use their individual talents to succeed in the activities they participate in at Camp Argo and to discover their inner HERO!
Board of Directors:
President: Courtney Nevis
Treasurer: Cathy Ianotta
Secretary: Carson Echeverry
To contact the Board please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to learn more about what Camp Argo has to offer your child this summer.
An outdoor recreational day camp
from 9am - 4pm welcoming all campers ages 4 - 14 years
located at Camp Cedarcrest in Orange, CT.
Summer 2021 Weekly Sessions
Week Two: June 27-July 1
Week Three: July 4-8
Week Four: July 11-15
Week Five: July 18-22
Week Six: July 25-29
Week Seven: Aug 1-5
Week Eight: Aug 8-12
$305 (1st camper)
$285 (2nd sibling camper)
$275 (3rd sibling or more)
$265 Extended School Year
$255 Counselor in Training
CIT & ESY Options
(14 & 15yrs only)
Extended School Year Option
12-4pm M-Th & ALL day Friday 9am-4pm
(those attending Summer School)
4pm-5:30pm (afternoon block)
$15 per block (1st camper)
$5 per block (each additional camper)
Who, What & Why We Are:
Now Accepting Online
Camper Spots Remaining as of June 1st
*UPDATE - If you are interested in registering for all 8 weeks, we will waive the waitlist for any weeks that are currently full.
Email email@example.com prior for the specific details.
Session 3 is a full week (all 5 days).
We will be hosting a full day of camp on the 4th of July.
Once your child is promoted from the waitlist,
please provide full payment immediately or
the next camper on the list will be contacted.
Registration must be completed online with Campdocs.
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required per child will reserve/hold each weekly session.
Any remaining amount will be due by June 1st along with a completed online camper health profile.
For tax purposes:
Tax EIN #46-1967224
You may also print an official receipt from your camper profile on Campdocs
For full terms and conditions please read the Parent and Camper Consent Form.
Offline Material and Forms
At Camp Argo we feel that a big reason why campers will return year after year is in part because of the amazing relationship between themselves and our counseling staff.
We are determined to hire the most incredible individuals that are committed to the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of each camper.
The staff is excited to welcome your camper upon arrival and ensure they feel safe and connected to their group. Their focus will be to encourage your camper to believe in their abilities while learning new skills and having a blast all summer!
Coach Nevis is personally connected with Camp Argo because his children attend and his two boys are autistic and part of the Inclusion Component at camp. Coach is excited to continue providing wonderful experiences for kids within the community, their siblings, families and friends each summer.
Tori is returning to Camp Argo as our Programming & Wellness Supervisor. With her previous camp experience and knowledge working for other programs, Tori is eager to apply her expertise & energy with the campers this summer!
Veronica is excited to join the Camp Argo team and work alongside our Inclusion Campers creating new memories and friends this summer!
In order to support Camp Argo's belief that everyone can be a HERO, Courtney spends much of her time inviting local heroes, educators, community leaders, and charitable organizations to come speak about their positions in the community. As Board President, Courtney is continually focusing her efforts on fundraising and grant opportunities.
For those that are high school age and older, you may apply as a Volunteer Counselor and the hours worked may satisfy your community service requirements. According to the State of CT Dept of Public Health Youth Camp states that if you are at least 16 years old, you may apply to be a Volunteer Counselor .
A positive attitude and genuine enthusiasm for working with children are vital as a Head Counselor at Camp Argo. This is a great opportunity to build leadership skills while spending the summer outdoors! Patience is critical because our campers are away from home for the day and you may need to calm their nerves and help everyone have a great experience. A Head Counselor at Camp Argo is enthusiastic in the planning, teaching, coordinating and the participation in all of our camp activities.
Our Specialists deliver a safe, fun and appropriate specials program to all campers ages and abilities. They are self motivated, enthusiastic and energetic when engaging with campers. Areas of focus at Camp Argo include Creative Arts, Archery, Canoeing & Fishing.
Camp Argo and our future campers want a professional that is passionate about working with children, is creative, thoughtful, adaptive, and able to be a part of a team! Our Supervisors concentrate primarily on the health & safety of the entire camp program, as well as Camp Activities Schedule, Inclusion Campers & Camper/Staff Wellness.