Camp Cuheca

A summer camp unlike any other in southeastern CT!

therapeutic day camp in quaker hill featuring animal therapy and outdoor activities for children 6-18 years old


Welcome to Camp Cuheca at Waterford , an innovative, multifaceted summer day camp specializing in Adventure and Animal Therapy for children and youth ages 7-18 that need individualized support and extra adult supervision. Groups of eight campers are supported by two highly trained adult Camp Counselors and a Jr. Counselor. The camp was designed for children and youth that might not otherwise be successful in a traditional camp setting. Waterford Country School’s campus includes one of the best Outdoor Education Centers in the country surrounded by lakes, an adventure challenge course, log cabin, a pavilion, nature trails, a fitness trail, state-of-art gymnasium, and over 350 acres of woodland. The WCS Children’s Farm and Nature Center is the home of many exotic, domestic and farm animals as well as a wildlife sanctuary for injured animals. In addition, camp swimming facilities include local Olympic size pools and Long Island Sound.


Camp Cuheca’s History

Camp Cuheca has deep roots in the fabric of Waterford Country School’s rich history, which originated in New York City in 1922By 1929, to escape the summer heat of the big city, WCS bought 500 acres of beautiful farmland in Quaker Hill, CT, to start a Culture Health School and Summer program. The Connecticut facilities were known as Camp Cuheca, standing for “CUlture HEalth CAmp.” Over the years a number of cabins, camp buildings, farm and support facilities were added to the property and the facilities were developed into the programs that now make up all of Waterford Country School.

CAMPERS: youth ages 7-18


Camp Cuheca HOURS: 9am-3:30pm 

  • Week 1: July 1st – July 5th ($400)*
  • Week 2: July 8th – July 12th ($500)
  • Week 3: July 15th – July 19th ($500)
  • Week 4: July 22nd – July 26th ($500)
  • Week 5: July 29th – August 2nd ($500)
  • Week 6: August 5th – August 9th ($500)
  • Week 7: August 12th – August 16th ($500)

COST:    $500 per week  *Week 1 is $400 because of the 4th of July holiday

FOOD: Lunch and two snacks will be provided

TRANSPORTATION: Available for an additional charge

SCHOLARSHIPS: Camp Tuition Scholarships may be available (contact Director)



The following registration forms can be mailed, emailed or submitted online:

2019 Summer Camp PACKET

ATTN: Tina Cote, Camp Director
78 Hunts Brook Road,
Quaker Hill, CT 06375

860.442.9454 ext. 4290 (Office)

860.440.4345 (Fax)



Summer Camp Registration Form

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    We are required to have Medical Forms and Release forms for your camper on file BEFORE camp begins Please download the Summer Camp Packet above. If you have your child's doctors forms and releases, you may upload them here. Or email them to

The Camp Cuheca Summer Camp is licensed by the CT Department of Public Health.