Youth Summer Program

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July 3 - August 11; M-F, No Program July 4th

Ages 5-14: Mornings: 9am-12pm; Afternoons: 1pm-4pm

Tots: 9am-12:00pm

Orientation Sunday July 2


Mission - The Candlewood Isle Summer Program offers a safe and fun outdoor experience on Candlewood Lake for the Candlewood Isle youth. Our Summer Program offers a family tradition of fun outdoor activities, such as tennis, swimming, sailing, canoeing, dance, art and many more. As the children grow out of the program, they are offered opportunities to work as counselors, where they learn "best job practices" which they will be able to apply in their future jobs. The Summer Program envisions that all children create fond memories growing up in the Candlewood Isle community and that they keep the family traditions going for generations to come.


REGISTRATION: We will send an email out to residents on our mailing list the first week in April with information on how to register online and detailed information on this summer's program. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to and include your name and Isle address. 


CI TAX DISTRICT OFFICE - Junior Rec – Candlewood Isle Summer Program

PO Box 380 CI

New Fairfield, CT 06812


If you can’t register online: Call the Tax District Office at (203) 746-0220 and ask for Karen.  Office hours are Monday and Thursday from 12:30am - 2:30pm


COUNSELOR IN TRAINING: CITs must turn 15 before September 1st. You can register your CIT the same way you would register for the program, select the CIT group and any week or weeks that they will be training. CITs will be offered the opportunity to help our counselors and specialists and receive on the job training as they rotate throughout all the younger groups 5-10. Please understand that we try to keep this group busy and teach the skills that will later be applied to a possible counselor position and/or a community service volunteer position. All CITs are given feedback throughout their CIT weeks by their director, captains and our staff ambassadors. CITs are not guaranteed a future position. At the end of the summer, CITs are evaluated by their co-workers, the director and the parents. All CITs will be offered an interview by our Ambassadors before being considered for a staff position – REMEMBER SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY.


STAFFING: Summer positions are filled, however, we are always taking applications. If anyone is interested in applying for a position, please email All employees will be required to be CPR Certified. Staffers must turn 16 prior to the start of the program.



THANK YOU TO OUR CORE AMBASSADORS FOR 2017… Joan Archer, Andrea Callahan, Danyelle Connors, April Imhoff, Patrick Johnson, Erin McCollam, Allison Mooney.

OUR DIRECTORY AMBASSADORS: Suzie Brand, Christine Logiudice, Vivian Mocarski.

To join our summer ambassadors group please contact Joan at: