New London County 4-H Camp

Located on 24 1/2 acres of land in Franklin, Connecticut, the New London County 4-H Camp provides youngsters with an experience in group living in the outdoors. Through a wide variety of activities that focus on self development, environmental awareness and a concern for health and safety, campers develop a greater understanding of themselves, others, and the world around them.

Open to all youth, ages 6-17, the New London County 4-H Camp is non-discriminatory and is open to all without regard to race, gender, color, national origin or religion. 

The New London County 4-H Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of wonderful volunteers from the community that are active year-round to make a positive contribution in the lives of children.


The why

A Place in Honor of Grace

Grace Elizabeth Hanlon was a daughter, friend, student and athlete whose life was tragically cut short by a car accident at 16. Universally loved, Grace is remembered for the kindness, honesty and helpfulness she shared with her family, friends and classmates. She was known for many standout attributes but her beautiful smile and seemingly endless good cheer impressed all who came into her presence. She is missed for the purity of spirit and positivity that infused all she touched.

Grace kept an ambitious schedule of activities and commitments, ranging from her studies and pursuits on the soccer field at Norwich Free Academy to 4-H camp counseling and waitressing at Irene's Family Restaurant in Norwichtown. Among her accomplishments, she was a member of the National Honors Society and Spanish National Honors Society, two-year secretary of the NFA Student Advisory Board and "N Club" member for her two seasons as a varsity soccer player. Grace was extensively involved with the New London County 4-H Camp in North Franklin, where she served as a team leader for several years and went on to join the 4-H Ambassador program, one of the highest levels of service opportunities offered through the organization. As recognition of her dedication to learning and serving youth, Grace was selected in 2015 to participate in the program's annual leadership conference in Washington, DC. She was slated to serve as a junior counselor for the 2016 4-H camp season.