Camp Argo Update 2/4/2021

We are excited to announce that we will begin accepting camper registrations beginning February 15th.

Any COVID-19 updates related to Camp Argo available below.

Contact Us and provide your contact info so that we can email you any valuable information as we continue to prepare for a fun summer.

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Until Summer 2021

Camp Argo COVID-19 Resources

In response to the many questions & concerns Camp Argo is receiving pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please review the information & links below. They will provide important guidance for Camp Argo including waivers, imposed Executive Orders, and resources to support Camp Argo during this time.

About Us

Camp Argo is an outdoor, recreational day camp located on 42 acres in Orange, Connecticut where siblings and friends can come together to enjoy the benefits of a summer experience.

Additionally, Camp Argo strives to accomodate campers with different social abilities in a safe, nurturing environment.

Take a Tour

You are invited to take a tour of our summer location, the beautiful Camp Cedarcrest, and meet some of our amazing staff.

Contact Us to schedule an appointment this spring.

Camp Argo is a non-profit organization and our mission is to promote and embrace the philosophy that “Everyone can be a HERO!” At Camp Argo we strongly feel that it is important for your child to grow through interactive play, traditional and non-traditional sports, and other creative outlets in a safe learning environment.

Camp Argo believes in empowering campers to dream big, be kind to one another, find their strengths, try their best, and learn to lead by example. To us at Camp Argo, this is the definition of a HERO!

Camp Argo helps each camper realize that the attributes of a true HERO are within all of us! With this in mind, our program is designed to emphasize the HERO-like characteristics that we discover within each other when trying new activities, participating in recreational group games, spending time with our peers, and giving back in the community.

In doing so Camp Argo recognizes the courageous & resilient HEROIC qualities our campers demonstrate and honor them at the end of each day. Also, Camp Argo invites local heroes, community leaders, artists, entertainers, and educators to come speak and work with our campers to give them a full, engaging camp experience. 

Camp Argo was named after the heroic story of Jason and the Argonauts, and their quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The Golden Fleece was the wool coat of a golden winged ram that was so valuable, the king had it hung on a tree protected by a fierce dragon. It was a feat deemed impossible.

Jason selected a team of HEROES called the Argonauts after the ship they were to set sail on, the Argo. It was to take them on a tremendous adventure where they would face many challenges along the way to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Each of the heroes played significant roles in winning these difficult challenges by using their personal strengths.

Similarly, our campers will also partake in many challenges and adventures throughout the summer. We hope our campers will use their individual talents to succeed in the activities they participate in at Camp Argo and to discover their inner HERO!

Board of Directors:

President:  Courtney Nevis

Treasurer:  Cathy Ianotta

Secretary:  Carson Echeverry

To contact the Board please email info@campargo.org.  

Quick Videos About

Camp Argo

You are welcome to learn more about what Camp Argo has to offer your child this summer.

Quick Facts About

Camp Argo

An outdoor recreational day camp
from 9am - 4pm welcoming all campers ages 4 - 14 years
located at Camp Cedarcrest in Orange, CT.

Summer 2021 Weekly Sessions

Week One: June 21-25
Week Two: June 28-July 2
Week Three: July 5-9
Week Four: July 12-16
Week Five: July 19-23
Week Six: July 26-30
Week Seven: Aug 2-6
Week Eight: Aug 9-13

Rates

Per Week Summer Rates:
$275 (1st camper)
$250 (2nd sibling camper)
$225 (3rd sibling or more)

$200 Counselor in Training

$225 Extended School Year

CIT & ESY Options

Counselor in Training Option
(14 & 15yrs only)
8:30am-4:30pm

Extended School Year Option
12-4pm M-Th & ALL day Friday 9am-4pm
(those attending Summer School)

Extended Camp

7:30am-9am or 4pm-5:30pm.
$10 morning or $10 afternoon block
$5 each additional sibling ($20 max)

Activities

Archery, Canoeing, Adventure (ropes) Course, Canoeing, Hiking, Pedal-carts, Creative Arts, GagaBall, Collaborative Games, Songs, and so much more!

Inclusion Component

We also offer an Inclusion Component serving those in our community with special abilities. Please fill out our Inclusion Questionnaire below and provide us your child's 1:1 aide cleared background check when confirmed.
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Our Program

Who, What & Why We Are:

Safety

We focus on the physical & emotional safety of our campers and support a bully-free environment.

Outside

Our staff emphasizes the importance of nature & the joy of being outdoors everyday, rain & shine!

Personal

We are able to maintain close personal contact with campers and encourage meaningful bonds amongst counselors & campers.

Encourage

We encourage our campers to demonstrate behaviors that a HERO would exhibit daily; altruistic, resolute, generous, & observant.

Guide

We guide our campers through conversations with each other to help build their self-confidence & develop positive relationships.

Social

Our diverse camp environment provides campers with social opportunities to connect with new faces from the surrounding communities.
Camper Registrations

2021 Camper Registrations
Will Begin February 15th

1st
Camper

275
Per Week
Per Camper
  • Ages
    4 - 14
  • 9am - 4pm
    Monday-Friday

2nd
Camper

250
Per Week
Per Camper
  • Ages
    4 - 14
  • 9am - 4pm
    Monday-Friday

3rd or more
Campers

225
Per Week
Per Camper
  • Ages
    4 - 14
  • 9am - 4pm
    Monday-Friday

Counselor in Training

200
Per Week
Per Camper
  • Ages 14 & 15
    (6 spots per wk)
  • 8:30am-4:30pm
    Monday-Friday

ESY
Extended School Year

225
Per Week
Per Camper
  • Ages 4 - 14
    After Summer School
  • 12-4pm M-Th &
    9am-4pm Fri

Extended
Camp

10
Per Block
  • Ages 4 - 14
    Morning or Afternoon
  • 7:30am - 9am M-F
    4pm - 5:30pm M-F

All
Inclusive

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Register for all Weeks &
Extended Camp
  • One week of Ext Camp or
    either early or late block $0.00

Pay By
Cash or Check

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Save Credit Card
Processing Fees
  • Save $10 for each
    week & camper

Camper Spots Remaining... as of June 8th

There is currently a waitlist...

Once your child is promoted from the waitlist,
please provide full payment immediately or
the next camper on the list will be promoted.

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Week 1
June 21-25
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Week 2
Jun28-July2
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Week 3
July 5-9
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Week 4
July 12-16
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Week 5
July 19-23
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Week 6
July 26-30
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Week 7
Aug 2-6
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Week 8
Aug 9-13

Camper Registration

Registration must be completed online with Campdocs.
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your camper's spot.
Full payment is due 8 days prior to your session.

When registering as part of the Inclusion Component please submit
the Inclusion Camper & Parent Input Form via our Contact Us form below.

For full terms and conditions please read the Parent and Camper Consent Form

Register with Campdocs

Offline Forms

Inclusion Camper Parent Input Form

Fill out to the form to keep our Inclusion Supervisors current of your child's needs at camp.

Care 4 Kids Form

Fill out the parent portion of the C4K form and submit it via the Contact Us form below. The camp administration will mail to C4K on your behalf.

2021 Campership Eligibility Packet

Complete application and submit it via the Contact Us form below. Must be received by March 15, 2021 for processing.

2021 Camper Registration Packet (hard copy)

Hard copy is not accepted as registration. Must register via Campdocs.

Our Team

Camp Staff

At Camp Argo we feel that a big reason why campers will return year after year is in part because of the amazing relationship between themselves and our counseling staff.

We are determined to hire the most incredible individuals that are committed to the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of each camper.

The staff is excited to welcome your camper upon arrival and ensure they feel safe and connected to their group. Their focus will be to encourage your camper to believe in their abilities while learning new skills and having a blast all summer!

Camp Supervisors & Specialists

Jason Nevis

Camp Director
Coach Jason Nevis is currently the 5th-8th grade Physical Education teacher at Blackham Elementary School in Bridgeport. Previously he was the Athletics & Facilities Director, as well as the PE teacher at St. Raymond School in Menlo Park, CA which is where Camp Argo began in 2013!

Coach Nevis is personally connected with Camp Argo because his children attend and his two boys are autistic and part of the Inclusion Component at camp. Coach is excited to continue providing wonderful experiences for kids within the community, their siblings, families and friends each summer.

Megan Viento

Day Camp Director & Inclusion Supervisor
Megan joined the Camp Argo family in 2020. She holds a Masters of Science in School Psychology and a Sixth Year Certificate in School Psychology from Southern CT State University. Megan has been spending her summers at camp since she was 4 years old and is thrilled to bring her love of all things camp combined with her professional training to Camp Argo as the Day Camp Director.

In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, and visiting the beach. During her "free" moments on site, you can find Megan perfecting her box stitch on gimp as tall as she is!

Kim Buser

Programming & Wellness Supervisor
Kim comes to Camp Argo with many years of previous camp experience and as a mom too! Her most recent administration work was as the Director of the Girls Scouts at An-Se-Ox.

Kim is so excited to welcome all campers and staff, supervising each camp program, all the while incorporating health & wellness for all at camp. She can't wait to combine her love of camp & being a mom, into creating a fun & safe environment this summer at Camp Argo!

Linda McDonough

Inclusion & Head Counselor
Linda has been in both education as well as a business world since 1988 as a restaurant general manager and a chef. Linda has a BS from Villanova University in Liberal Arts, and a MA in Special Education. Currently, Linda is a Special Education teacher within Bridgeport Public Schools, more specifically within a Behavioral Support Classroom.

This summer, as one of our Camp Inclusion Supervisors, Linda is prepared to bring her passion for inclusion, patience, and creativity to camp. She is especially excited to return because she LOVES working with our amazing crew!

Courtney Nevis

Board Member
Courtney Nevis is currently a devoted stay at home mother of 3 beautiful children; Maggie, John and Beau; who all attend Camp Argo!

In order to support Camp Argo's belief that everyone can be a HERO, Courtney spends much of her time inviting local heroes, educators, community leaders, and charitable organizations to come speak about their positions in the community. As Board President, Courtney is continually focusing her efforts on fundraising and grant opportunities.

Activity Specialists

Alexandra Galla

Creative Arts Specialist

Kyle Markey

Adventure Course, Archery, & Rainbow Races

Brendan Corris

Fishing, Canoe, Archery, & Rainbow Races

Zach Thornton

Archery, Canoe, Fishing & Rainbow Races

Evan Barbara

Adventure Course, Archery, & Rainbow Races

Head Counselors

Volunteers

VOLUNTEER COUNSELORS

For those that are high school age and older, you may apply as a Volunteer Counselor and the hours worked may satisfy your community service requirements. According to the State of CT Dept of Public Health Youth Camp states that if you are at least 16 years old, you may apply to be a Volunteer Counselor .

HEAD COUNSELORS (6)

A positive attitude and genuine enthusiasm for working with children are vital as a Head Counselor at Camp Argo. This is a great opportunity to build leadership skills while spending the summer outdoors! Patience is critical because our campers are away from home for the day and you may need to calm their nerves and help everyone have a great experience. A Head Counselor at Camp Argo is enthusiastic in the planning, teaching, coordinating and the participation in all of our camp activities.

Activity Specialists

Our Specialists deliver a safe, fun and appropriate specials program to all campers ages and abilities. They are self motivated, enthusiastic and energetic when engaging with campers. Areas of focus at Camp Argo include Creative Arts, Archery, Canoeing & Fishing.

DAY CAMP SUPERVISOR

Camp Argo and our future campers want a professional that is passionate about working with children, is creative, thoughtful, adaptive, and able to be a part of a team! Our Supervisors concentrate primarily on the health & safety of the entire camp program, as well as Camp Activities Schedule, Inclusion Campers & Camper/Staff Wellness.

Job Opportunities

Being a Camp Argo counselor can be one of the most meaningful jobs you will ever have; but it will take some work. To complete our Camp Argo staff, we are seeking members of the surrounding community that enjoy working with children and someone that is prepared to be the primary caregiver for each of our campers.

Staff Application

If you would like to apply this summer, please download the Camp Argo Staff Application and return it via the Contact Us form below.

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