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Hop Academy

Hop Meadow Country Club

85 Firetown Road, Simsbury , CT 06070

A Traditional Day Camp at Your Club

Our camp offers the unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the convenient and familiar setting of the country club.  With a combination of outstanding amenities, exciting programming, and an experienced and energetic staff team, our structured and fun day camp will be the perfect place for your child.

Camp Dates

Week 1

Mon - Fri 6/27 - 7/1
Wacky Wednesday
Camp Olympics
Thankful Thursday
Alex's Lemonade Stand
Friday Funday
Sporty Spirit Day

Week 2

Tue - Fri 7/5 - 7/8
Wacky Wednesday
Party in the USA
Thankful Thursday
Cards for A Million Thanks
Friday Funday
Silly Sock Day
Day of 7/4

Week 3

Mon - Fri 7/11 - 7/15
Wacky Wednesday
Halloween in July
Thankful Thursday
Dog Toys for Animal Shelters
Friday Funday
Wacky Sunglasses Day

Week 4

Mon - Fri 7/18 - 7/22
Wacky Wednesday
Music Mania
Thankful Thursday
Club Appreciation Day
Friday Funday
Mismatch Day

Week 5

Mon - Fri 7/25 - 7/29
Wacky Wednesday
Camp Carnival
Thankful Thursday
Relay-a-thon for Project Morry
Friday Funday
Crazy Hat Day

Week 6

Mon - Fri 8/1 - 8/5
Wacky Wednesday
Under the Sea
Thankful Thursday
Fleece Blankets for Project Linus
Friday Funday
Hop Meadow Spirit Day

Week 7

Mon - Fri 8/8 - 8/12
Wacky Wednesday
Mad Scientists
Thankful Thursday
Kindness Rocks
Friday Funday
Unbirthday Day

Camp Hours

Complimentary Before-Care

8:30am - 9:00am

Camp Day

9:00am - 12:30pm

Camp Tuition

Full Privilege Members $215 per week
Sporting Members $245 per week
All Other Members $265 per week
Full Privilege Members: *The week of July 5th (Tuesday - Friday) will be offered at a rate of $175.
Sporting Members: *The week of July 5th (Tuesday - Friday) will be offered at a rate of $200.
All Other Members: *The week of July 5th (Tuesday - Friday) will be offered at a rate of $215.

One-Time Registration Fee: $42

This one-time non-refundable fee includes 2 camp shirts for your child.

Age Range: 4 - 12

All campers must be at least 4 years old by the first day they attend camp. In addition, campers must be potty-trained.  Camp will run in separate age groups: Minis (4-5 year olds), Inters (6-7 year olds), Juniors (8-9 year olds), Seniors (10-12 year olds).


Each day of camp will be a new and exciting experience for our campers as no two days with KE Camps are exactly alike!  Our days begin with Hello Camp, a morning meeting of sorts where, through an assortment of organized activities, campers and staff get to know each other, review the day’s schedule and sing our special camp song! Similarly, we will end our days with Goodbye Camp, a time for wrap-up activities and reflections, SMILE Bands, snacks, and “see you later’s”.  The bulk of camp will be spent participating in a wide variety of activities throughout the day that may include:

For more information on the golf lessons at camp, please click here.

Golf: recreational group lessons as follows: Minis - 1 per week, Inters - 2 per week, Juniors - 3 per week, Seniors - 5 per week
Tennis: recreational group lessons as follows: Minis - 1 per week, Inters - 3 per week, Juniors - 4 per week, Seniors - 5 per week
Swimming: recreational swim time in the club’s pool each day
Arts & Crafts
Group Games
Fun with Foods
STEM Challenges

Wacky Wednesdays

Every Wednesday at camp is a wacky one with a different festive theme – a true highlight of each week! Check out this summer’s Wacky Wednesday Calendar!

Thankful Thursdays

We are excited to announce the return of Thankful Thursdays into our camp program! In true camp spirit, every Thursday campers will have the chance to give back to their community by working together on a simple, fun and rewarding community service project. Check out this summer’s Thankful Thursday Calendar!

Packing List

KE Camps requires all campers to wear our official camp shirt each day of the week. Please leave all electronic devices and cell phones at home. Campers should dress in comfortable clothing and sneakers (with no spikes or large grooves), but no jeans or cargo shorts. Additional shirts may be purchased at camp. Camp is a place to un-plug! Please pack the following items in a labeled bag or backpack:

Extra Snacks
Flotation Vest: If you know that your child will be classified as a Bogey (our term for Non-Swimmer) this summer or you prefer your child to be classified this way, please pack a flotation vest for use in the Shallow End of the pool.
Golf Clubs (Encouraged)
Sunscreen: Spray for body is preferred
Water Bottle

Payments, Cancellations, Refunds

Registration & Payments

Registration for Summer 2022 is now open and will continue until we are full.  You must be enrolled in advance in order to attend camp. We are happy to accept online registrations up until the night before the start of each week of camp, provided that space is available and your child's Health Form Supplement is received.

Full payment is due upon registration.  This includes a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $42 which includes 2 camp shirts. We accept ACH Payments and American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

If your child has special needs or will require extra assistance while at camp, please contact us before you enroll to discuss!

Cancellations & Refunds

All requests for cancellations or changes must be made in writing to our office via email at Cancellations made by June 26, 2022 will be refunded in full (less the registration fee).   After that, there are no refunds. We will, however, always offer a credit towards a future week (if space is available) or for next summer.

Form Downloads

Don’t forget to take a look at the important camp forms below.

Parent Manual

Be sure to read this manual for important and specific details about camp.

CT Camper Health Form Supplement

Download this health form, print, complete and fax or email back to us as soon as you can and definitely before camp begins. You may also log back in to the registration site after you have enrolled your child to upload the paperwork there. We will ask for some medical information about your child during the online registration process. In addition, CT state law requires that this supplement be on file for every camper. We thank you for your cooperation in getting this form to us in a timely manner.

Authorization to Administer Medication Form

Should your child require any medication during the camp day (including an Epi-Pen or Inhaler), we ask that you complete this form and send it directly to our office or hand it to your Camp Director on your child’s first day of camp.

Individual Plan of Care for a Child

Should your child have a special health care need such as allergies, hearing or visual impairment, chronic illness, developmental variations or any other special need or disability, we ask that you complete this form and send it directly to our office or hand it to your Camp Director on your child’s first day of camp.

Meet Your Camp Director

Dear Camp Families, 

My name is Justin Farrell, and I am excited to welcome you to camp this summer! This will be my first summer at Hop Meadow, but I have been directing and counseling at camps for 10 years, working with children ages 5-15. During the rest of the year, I work as an elementary school music teacher, teaching kindergarten through 6th grade. I really enjoy watching students grow, change, and find their passions! 

Camp is the best time of year, because we get to get out in the sun, play together, and build friendships the whole time (and learning a little more tennis never hurt anyone!)! I went to camp for about 8 summers growing up, and some of the friends I made there became my best friends later in life (I even used to live with one!). 

When I’m not at camp, you can find me rock climbing, swimming, and playing the piano at home. I’m thrilled to meet you when you get here, and ready to have an amazing summer! 

See you at camp!  

Justin Farrell 


About me: 

If I had a camp nickname it would be: Jammin' Justin! 

Favorite Food: French Fries 

Fun Fact: I can whistle AND hum at the same time - ask me to show you! 

I never leave home without: Way too much sunscreen! 

Camp activity I'm most excited about: Science Experiments and Tennis