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

UPDATE: Camp Cuheca 2020 was able to operate above the predicted capacity throughout the summer and had no COVID related incidents. We wanted to be able to offer outdoor activity for kids (and respite and relief for their parents) and this summer was a huge success.  This was an extremely challenging project due to COVID, many longstanding summer camp programs in CT could not operate this summer. Our summer camp success is a good indicator of how we will continue to manage the campus in this COVID environment.  Congratulation to all the camp staff for an awesome summer!

Welcome to Camp Cuheca at Waterford , an innovative, multifaceted summer day camp specializing in Adventure and Animal Therapy for children and 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 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 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

Camp Cuheca HOURS: 9am-3:30pm 

  • Week 1: June 29th – July 2nd ($400)
  • Week 2: July 6th – July 10th ($500)
  • Week 3: July 13th – July 17th ($500)
  • Week 4: July 20th – July 24th ($500)
  • Week 5: July 27th – July 31st ($500)
  • Week 6: Aug 3rd – Aug 7th ($500)
  • Week 7: Aug10th – Aug 14th ($500)

COST:    $500 per week  ($400 for Week 1)

FOOD: Lunch and two snacks will be provided

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 Scholarships are 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.