Chester: Camp Hazen YMCA - May 20

Sponsoring Club: 
Yale Club of Eastern Connecticut
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:00am
Camp Hazen YMCA See map
204 West Main Street
Chester, CT 06412

Take Exit 6 off of Route 9 (runs between Old Saybrook and Middletown). Go west for about 2 miles. Camp is well identified.  

There will be a project (or projects) for all ages. In the past few years we have been blessed with beautiful weather and have succeeded as a team painting the exteriors of a number of the camp’s cabins. It has been great fun working with others and knowing that we have really helped. Another painting project is likely this year, but not certain. We’ll plan to proceed rain or shine, as there are always areas that need attention. Hours are flexible, so arrive when you can, preferably in the morning. 
Even though the summer programs will not yet have begun, this is a great opportunity to see one of the most highly-regarded camps in the entire YMCA system. Although the camp may be unusually quiet because it is hosting a number of women’s workshops this weekend, you will still be able to appreciate how the camp can provide outstanding programs in a thoroughly natural setting. If you wish, you can explore how both electricity and hot water are supplied to the kitchens and dining areas by means of solar panels.
There is plenty to do in this area, so bring the entire family if you want. Help at the camp for as much as you can, then take some time to visit scenic downtown Chester, ride the steam train from Essex, visit Gillette’s Castle after taking the 9-car ferry across the river, etc.
Come prepared to paint or to pick up. Gloves and hats recommended.
Lunch is provided by the camp.
Site Coordinator: 
Rick Holloway ‘63 , ‘65