Aquatics

Waterskiing | Swimming| Canoeing | Watertrampoline | Sailing | Rowing | River Tubing

Waterskiing

Easily one of camp’s most popular activities. Shared with our brother camp, Camp Awosting, the waterskiing program is offered weekdays on beautiful Bantam Lake, just 7 miles away. Campers receive instruction in all skill levels of waterskiing, including beginning skiing, trick skiing, slalom or barefoot. In addition, campers can try their skills at kneeboarding and wakeboarding.

Swimming

Besides daily free swims, campers receive swim instruction from American Red Cross certified counselors. The goal of the waterfront staff is to teach campers to swim better and understand water safety, while still having fun. This philosophy is at the heart of all of our instruction programs, from Level 1 to Lifeguard Training.

Canoeing

Although it isn’t on a white water river, canoeing at Camp Chinqueka can be a lot of fun. Campers receive instruction in American Red Cross certified programs and may receive their Fundamentals of Canoeing certification if they pass their test at the end of the course. Campers also use the many boating facilities for afternoon journeys on the lake. Day and overnight canoe trips are also offered throughout the summer.

Watertrampoline

Easily one of the most popular places at camp. Often referred to as “the blob”, campers can bounce on the trampoline or launch into the air. As with any waterfront activity, safety is always a concern, so life vests are required for all campers.

Sailing

The winds of the Litchfield hills give campers many opportunities to practice their skills as skipper of one of our many sailboats. Our boats include Sunfish and Daysailor. Instruction is offered for the American Red Cross certified Basic Sailing course. Additionally, regattas with the boys camp, Camp Awosting, are often scheduled throughout the summer.

Rowing

Chinqueka campers receive instruction in American Red Cross certified programs and may receive their Basic Rowing certification if they pass their test at the end of the course. Campers also use the many boating facilities for afternoon journeys on the lake.

River Tubing

Campers have the opportunity to take an afternoon trip for an adventure in white water river tubing down the Farmington River. The campers are supervised by waterfront staff at all times. Our staff chooses a route which will allow campers to have fun, without compromising their safety. Are you tough enough to brave the rapids…? Trips are offered weekly and a minimum swimming level is enforced for camper safety.