OUTLOOK – With the start of the summer season, schools and businesses have started planning their year-end trips and picnics, and a popular destination is tucked away in rural Connecticut. Known as Holiday Hill, the resort has been offering camp getaways to its residents since 1954.
The camp and resort aims to offer a private experience, allowing guests to either rent the area entirely to themselves or share it between a few smaller groups. Both the resort and day camp opened at the same time in 1954 and have been family-owned ever since, according to Michael Youngman, Holiday Hill’s director. In the years since it opened, the campground has specialized in group events such as corporate picnics, church picnics, school trips, family reunions, and union picnics. Guests typically have around seven hours at camp, depending on needs.