With 150 acres of woodland, a beautiful river flowing through our property, and miles upon miles of hiking trails, our Andover site is ideal for all kinds of outdoor adventures!
About the Facility
Our Andover, CT site is located at Channel 3 Kids Camp. At this site, students can explore a historic cemetery and learn about early homesteads in New England. The Skunkamaug River runs through our property and offers students a great opportunity to study a riparian zone and search for aquatic creatures.
Onsite, we have two dormitories, Ashley’s Place and Freeman Lodge. In Ashley’s Place, there are two wings that hold 32 students per wing (4 bunk rooms of 8 students each) with a shared bathroom. There’s an additional room per wing for up to 2 adults. In Freeman Lodge, there are 2 bunk rooms of 24 students with a shared bathroom for each bunk room, as well as another bunk room of 14 with a shared bathroom and 3 additional chaperone rooms.
During their free time, students can play a pickup game on our basketball court, get active in our gaga pit, or start a game on our large playground or in our open fields. Additionally, we have recently constructed a new outdoor space that is an ideal location for classes, activities, and even meals.
Our hour-long mealtimes are a wonderful time for students to enjoy some delicious food and get to know their peers, instructors, and teachers. We’re lucky enough to have awesome chefs at all of our sites who have a lot of experience cooking for children. All of our food is kid-friendly and each kitchen can accommodate a variety of allergies/diets including vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Additional accommodations for other allergies/diets can be made upon request. Please reach out to us ASAP if you or your student needs additional accommodations!
Health & Wellness
Each of our sites has a fully stocked medical center in case of any emergencies, staffed by a trained medical professional. Additionally, all Nature’s Classroom instructors are trained in First Aid and CPR. They participate in extensive training designed to prepare our staff to execute a program that meets students’ educational, social, emotional, and physical needs. All of our sites are easily accessible by ambulance. We work closely with local and regional officials to ensure we are fully prepared for any emergency situation and we train our staff to effectively execute risk management and emergency plans.
Evenings with Nature’s Classroom are times to reflect and unwind from the day. Teachers and chaperones will determine an appropriate bedtime for students, but we ask that all cabins are quiet by 10:00 p.m., giving folks about an hour and a half after programming ends to relax, take showers, and get ready for bed.
Just east of Hartford, our Andover site is a quick, 10-minute drive from Manchester, Connecticut. Our Andover site is also super easy to get to from major cities like New Haven, New York, and Boston.
- New Haven, CT – 1 hour
- Hartford, CT – 30 minutes
- New York, NY – 2 hours and 30 minutes
- Boston, MA – 1 hour and 30 minutes
Still curious as to what students get up to for five fun-filled days? Here’s a sample schedule! Please note that some activities and times may differ slightly based on the site, but this sample schedule gives you a good idea of what our week looks like.