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 Country School! Our innovative, multifaceted summer day camp specializes in Adventure and Animal Therapy for youth ages 6-18 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 is 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 the local beaches of 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 6-18

HOURS: 9am-3:30pm 

  • Week 1: June 28th – July 2nd ($500)
  • Week 2: July 6th – July 9th ($400)
  • Week 3: July 12th – July 16th ($500)
  • Week 4: July 19th – July 23rd ($500)
  • Week 5: July 26th – July 30th ($500)
  • Week 6: Aug 2nd – Aug 6th ($500)
  • Week 7: Aug 9th – Aug 13th ($500)
  • Week 8: Aug 16th – Aug 20th ($500)

COST:    $500 per week  ($400 for Week 2)

FOOD:  Lunch and two snacks will be provided

LOCATION: Quaker Hill, CT

TRANSPORTATION: Due to COVID-19 precautions, transportation will not be available this year. Camp Drop Off/Pick Up is at 78 Hunts Brook Rd. Quaker Hill. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: Camp Tuition Scholarship info is available upon Registration (contact Director for more information)


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



Summer Camp Scholarship Form

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.