Camp Chinqueka Blog

  • The Banquet Edition Goes Live!

    Posted August 24, 2016


    The end of summer Banquet was a great success! The 60’s themed banquet was the culmination of loads of care love and effort on behalf of cabin 14. Everyone got dressed up nice and enjoyed an amazing meal. Check out this year’s Banquet Edition Tom Tom for Cabin Reports, Activity Reports and much more.

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  • Need a Towel?

    Posted February 4, 2016

    We are excited to add Towel Service as a new benefit in our inclusive tuition. No more wet towels for our happy campers! All campers receive a fresh towel every day – INCLUDED IN TUITION – and parents don’t have to worry about packing them with extras.


  • Cabin Renovations Near Completed!

    Posted January 7, 2016

    Chinqueka have you heard? Exciting things have happened at camp this winter! Teams of workers are putting the finishing touches on the renovated cabins, with some major upgrades:

    • New pine wood paneling on the cabin interior walls
    • New windows
    • Ceiling fans in most cabins, for better ventilation
    • New white bathrooms, including new sinks and vanities
    • Additional storage in bathrooms for shower caddies

    Our facilities crew has been working hard to get them all completed and we are very proud of the outcome. The best way to see the finished product is with a tour, but here are some teaser images until you can make it in person. See you this summer!

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  • Meet Our Director, Amanda Ward!

    Posted September 11, 2015

    Hear more from Amanda Ward, our passionate Director of Camp Chinqueka. Amanda and her team ensure your daughters have a safe and fun-filled summer. Check out her video, where you can learn more about Amanda and why Chinqueka is such a special place filled with love, laughter and life-long friendships.
    Having practically grown up at Chinqueka, Amanda embodies the Chinqueka spirit and we can’t wait for you to meet her…

  • Check out our NEW VIDEO!

    Posted January 18, 2015

    We’re very excited to share with you our new video! It captures the fun, spirit and essence of Chinqueka and our amazing campers. Click on the “Our Video” to take a look and we hope you enjoy the show…

  • Come to the NY/NJ/CT Reunion!

    Posted January 4, 2015

    2014 campers and parents – Please be sure to check your email for details on the upcoming reunion. An email went out in late December regarding a reunion for Tri-State area campers to be held in New Rochelle on January 31st. For details, please call the office at (860) 567-4924 or

  • Chinqueka Celebrates 60th Summer!

    Posted August 4, 2014

    2014 is a banner year for Camp Chinqueka & Camp Awosting, as they both celebrate milestone anniversaries. With Awosting being founded in 1900 and Chinqueka in 1955, this year marks Awosting’s 115th summer and Chinqueka’s 60th summer. We are so fortunate to have such amazing camp families, staff and alumni that continue to keep in touch with us as their lives change. If you are reading this and you once attended or worked at Chinqueka, please be sure to get back in touch by emailing us at or connect with us on Facebook to let us know what you’ve been up to. We would love to have you visit to see the incredible changes we have made to the facilities over the years.

  • Chinqueka history featured in Classic Car magazine!

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Check out the July 2014 issue of Hemmings Classic Car magazine for an article about the old army trucks that were used at camp to transport campers.


    Article courtesy of Hemmings Classic Car, a publication of Hemmings Motor News.

  • Camp is filling up fast… ENROLL TODAY!

    Posted April 10, 2014

    What an amazing response we have had to our new web site! Several cabins for several sessions are already full. We’ll do our best to make space where we can, but don’t delay if you are considering enrolling. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on all the great things we have planned for this summer… Camp starts in less than 80 days. Can’t wait to see you all soon.
    – Kris & Eddie

  • Paddleboarding comes to Camp Chinqueka!

    Posted April 6, 2014


    We are excited to add these great new paddleboards to the Chinqueka waterfront this summer (even though they are currently stored at Awosting for the winter). The girls are going to love a relaxing paddle on Mt. Tom Pond, by far one of Connecticut’s most beautiful lakes. If you haven’t tried it, you must!