Camp New Haven
We are pleased to announce a new initiative for the children of the City of New Haven!
For the first time, Yale University Athletics has entered into a new partnership with the New Haven Police Athletic League (PAL) and NYSP to form:
CAMP NEW HAVEN.
CAMP NEW HAVEN is a free summer program to improve community relationships between youth and law enforcement. It will run from June 29 through July 31, 2015; Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM and is open to City of New Haven boys & girls ages 8 yrs. to 13 yrs. old. Police Officers from the New Haven Police Department, Yale Police Department and volunteers from Yale Athletics will serve as mentors throughout the camp session and provide a fun and valuable summer experience. This camp will take place at Wilbur Cross High School. Students will be accepted to PAL Camp New Haven on a first come, first served basis.
CAMP NEW HAVEN offers various athletic and educational activities for campers throughout the five week summer program. Our partners from federal, state, and local agencies and departments will educate campers about their organizations. They will also share important safety tips, so campers can feel safer in their communities and be better prepared to make positive decisions.
Camp days are filled with athletic activities such as basketball, soccer, swimming, and educational presentations on topics like staying safe. Each week, campers go on field trips to places like AMF Bowling, Roller Magic, RockCats Baseball, Peabody Museum, and Quassy Amusement Park. The camp's physical activities provide exercise and are important for the development of team-building skills. Board games are a lower-key alternative for hot days and they can help our youth develop their strategic thinking skills. Arts and crafts provide a creative outlet and help campers produce a "souvenir" for the day. Chief Dean Esserman's vision of CAMP NEW HAVEN is to help children make better choices in their lives, by providing them with the proper tools to develop positive relationships with good role models.
2015 Application process: Campers must be City of New Haven residents. Applications can be picked up at Police Headquarters located at 1 Union Avenue or by downloading the forms on this website. Please note these applications have been updated and require a completed medical form signed by your child's doctor. Medical forms must be turned in with the camp application. If a medical form is not returned, the camper will not be allowed to participate. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please download all pages including the Cover page, Application, Rules and Conditions, Dress Code and Medical Form. Remember to sign and date all pages. Please return to the New Haven Police Department, 1 Union Avenue New Haven, and Attn: Sgt. A. McFadden or Sgt. E. Tuozzoli. Proof of Residency: Please attach (2) copies of proof of residency with your child's application
All parents/guardians of accepted campers will be notified by a member of the PAL organization. Camp Orientation for accepted campers will take place at Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Drive, gymnasium on a date to be determined. The coordinators for 2015 Camp New Haven are Sgt. Al McFadden 203 887-4068 and Sgt. Elisa Tuozzoli 203 946 6137. We look forward to working with your children this summer.
Download Camp New Haven Application
Download Medical Application