Our Energize! 2018 Annual Fundraiser is May 5! Buy tickets at bit.ly/HUHEnergize2018.

Camp Information

What a Week is Like

After breakfast each day, the camp breaks into teams and heads to destinations in and around the city of Hartford: CRT Day Care Centers, elderly and disabled housing centers, FoodShare, and The Village for Children and Families, among others.


Upon returning to St. Thomas, the youth enjoy free time to unwind and get to know the other campers better. The campers then sit down together and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by the seminary chef team. Each evening a different event is planned for the entire camp: talent show, basketball tournament, all-camp games, and educational programs are included. Time is made for each of the work-teams to debrief their day and each day is closed with a worship service which includes singing, prayer, stories of the day, and slides of each of the teams’ work sites. 


On the weekend, campers fan out to grocery stores to conduct food drives for local food banks. They engage in team building activities and games, and each team builds a picnic table or bench that is donated to a local charitable organization. An ecumenical worship service is held. 


The final day is an excursion to a local state park. That night, members of the community, parents, and churches are invited to our closing ceremony.

Youth Group Participation

Students who participate in Heads Up! Hartford are typically affiliated with their church youth group, although we welcome any youth with letter of sponsorship from a place of worship. In recent years we have also welcomed graduates of Hartford’s Breakthrough Magnet School. 


Campers must have completed 8th grade and can attend as campers up through the summer after their high school graduation.


Check the events calendar for our Super Youth Group Events that occur throughout the year. These 2-hour programs bring together past and future campers and staff to talk about camp, enjoy pizza, hear testimonials about the camp experience, engage in small group discussion, and sing songs together. They are a great opportunity to experience what camp is like and get more information about the camp first-hand.


Adult Supervision

Each team of 8-10 campers is led by an adult and a college-aged counselor. In addition, there are numerous volunteers who assist with patrolling the grounds, distributing snacks, and keeping the camp running smoothly. 


Overnight, professional security staff are available on each floor. A nurse is at camp the entire week as well. Two camp directors are on site to coordinate the staff and all programs.

Sign Up For Camp (Paper Version)

The 2018 form and documents are ready to be completed! We are finalizing the online version of registration, but if you'd like to get started you can use the paper version here. Complete the appropriate forms and send them back to Shelby Demke at huhreg@gmail.com


2018 Adult Counselor Health Form (pdf)

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2018 Adult Registration Form (pdf)

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2018 Camper Packing List (pdf)

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2018 Camper Payment Donation Form (pdf)

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2018 Camper Registration Form (pdf)

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2018 Camper Rx _ OTC Medication Authorization (pdf)

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2018 Camper Welcome letter (pdf)

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2018 Emergency Treatment Consent (pdf)

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2018 Physical Health Form (pdf)

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2018 Policies and Expectations (pdf)

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Food Share Release and Emerg Contact Only 10-6-15 (pdf)

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Sign Up For Camp (Online)

Camp is just right around the corner! We are working on a new online registration process to make it easier for campers and parents, with a provider called Campdoc. A link will be provided below by late April. If you'd like to get started, you can use the paper versions above.