July 6, 2022

90th Anniversary Celebration for Camp Hazen YMCA

A Camp Hazen Brochure

Founded in 1920, Camp Hazen YMCA will mark 90 years of service to generations of children and teenagers with a family orientated 90th Anniversary Celebration for alumni, camper families, and friends to be held on, Saturday, August 7, 2010.

 This fun filled day will feature camp and waterfront activities, special events, time to renew friendships and end with a campfire and candlelighting ceremony. Camp Hazen YMCA was founded on the shores of Cedar Lake in Chester, CT by the Connecticut YMCA. This group of businessmen was spearheaded by state senator and retired publisher Edward W. Hazen, of Haddam, who donated the original camp property.

The 1920 parent brochure stated Camp will provide a place where young men will “Live in the great out doors, rub shoulders with fellows, learn the secrets of the woods, imbibe the spirit of the campfire, learn the lessons of nature and the God of Nature, with experiences which send him back home thrilled for higher attainments in his own life and conduct.” The camp served boys and young men for its first 59 years, and became coeducational in 1979.

The 90th Anniversary Celebration will provide opportunities for staff and camp alumni, camper families and the community to renew friendships, refresh memories of camp, and see how Hazen has changed since their last visit.

Bring your bathing suit, hiking boots, climbing shoes, family and friends and be prepared for an exciting day at Camp Hazen YMCA. Registration begins at 11:00 am. All activities, picnic lunch and dinner are included in the registration fee: $25.00 per individual or $50.00 per family. For information office@camphazenymca.org or call Camp Hazen YMCA at 860-526-9529.