First Congregational Church Branford, CT         

where you are welcome ...where you belong!

Camp Totokett
July 29 - August 2, 2019

First Congregational Church of Branford founded Camp Totokett in 1996. Since its founding in 1996 camp has been held annually at Killiam's Point, the Church's waterfront property in Branford. Camp Totokett is a free one-week summer day camp for children from the Greater New Haven area. Camp offers a respite from stress, trauma, and responsibilities which these children face daily.

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Recognizing the impact of trauma and stress on children, Camp Totokett has begun to offer the camp experience to a small number of refugee children, relocated to New Haven through Integrated Refugee Immigration Services (IRIS).

Camp Totokett seeks to promote individual, family and community building by bringing together diverse urban and suburban groups. Camp serves strongly as a bridge spanning geographic, socioeconomic, racial, and religious lines. Campers and volunteers alike develop new understandings, compassion, lasting friendships, and respect for one another.

The camp staff is comprised of mainly community volunteers, including high school and college students, teachers, nurses, physicians, and clergy. Volunteers are always welcome and needed to make camp possible each summer! High school students who have completed Grade 9 are eligible to serve as Mentors and adults who either like to work with children in a specific age group setting or have other skills in the areas of waterfront, arts and crafts, music, and fishing, are encouraged to become a part of camp! For our 2019 season, we have filled all our Mentor spots.

Anyone who volunteers/attends camp is required to have had a physical within the last 3 years that is on file with Camp Totokett along with the appropriate corresponding registration paperwork in order to participate!

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For more information please contact
Hailey Nelson
Camp Administrator
(203) 859-1320