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Welcome to Camp Claire

Camp Claire is a rustic, old-fashioned summer camp that overlooks beautiful Hamburg Cove in Lyme, Connecticut. For over 100 years, we have provided children with some of the best summers of their lives.

Ages 8 - 14

Residential Camp

Camp Claire offers seven ONE-WEEK overnight sessions throughout the summer. ALL campers go home on Saturdays. Campers are able to partake in several different classes of their own choosing.

The Residential Way

Ages 6 - 13

Day Camp

Day campers participate in daily classes and afternoon programs along with the residential campers. Every Wednesday day campers have the option to stay over for the night so they can experience an evening program, and what it is like to sleepover in the cabins.

The Day Camp Life

Ages 14 - 15

Leader in Training

This program is designed to help young people work in cooperative groups and develop leadership skills. Many successful participants in this program join our Counselor In Training program the next season.

Becoming Leaders

Ages 15 - 16

Counselor in Training

Counselor in Training is a four-week program for 15 and 16 year olds who would like to apply to become counselors the following summer.

The Counselor Journey


A Day at Camp

See What Campers Do


Get to the Fun

Our Campus

See the Camp


Follow the Leaders
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    Cooper, Age 11

    Best. Summer. Ever.

    I love Camp Claire because it's where all my friends are!


Rustic & Magical

Our Campus

Camp Claire’s location inspires curiosity in nature and enjoyment of the natural beauty of the camp. It’s location on idyllic Hamburg Cove is one of the most beautiful and pristine tidal coves on the eastern seaboard.

Your Home Away From Home