Why Awosting?

Awosting is a camp that emphasizes individual attention to campers by our experienced, caring staff and camp administration. Life at Awosting is informal and friendly. This close-knit atmosphere allows us to focus on developing Awosting’s core values in our campers – brotherhood, independence, confidence and experience. Our primary focus is maintaining a safe and respectful environment that encourages both personal growth and creates an unforgettable summer experience.

Boys Learn By Doing

Our camp philosophy for over 100 years. Boys are encouraged to try every activity at camp. Every day you do something new, you learn something new.

Water Skiing & more!

Learn to ski or wakeboard on Bantam Lake, Connecticut’s largest natural lake. Awosting’s waterfront keeps boys busy with great activities like sailing, canoeing, paddleboarding, fishing and even surfing!

Camper cheers from back of boat as another water skis in background

Motor Sports Adventures

Awosting is one of the few camps in the Northeast with an expansive motor sports program. All campers can race one of our Go-Karts around the track and older campers can try their hand at Motorcross.

Camper rides motocross bike at summer camp

Everyone Fits In

Any boy can find activities they love and make new friends at Awosting. Sports stars, artistic types, outdoorsmen, and soften spoken boys all feel at home here.

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Incredible Role Models

We search the globe in order to find the finest men (and a few women) to be excellent leaders for our boys. They are kind, caring, compassionate, strong, experienced and skilled in their activity areas. Instant role models and life-long big brothers.

Instructor helps camper swimming with a pool noodle

Close Knit Community

Awosting accepts a maximum of 165 campers each session. We feel it is important that all staff get to know every camper well in order for every camper to have the best camp experience possible.

Camper crosses low ropes course while other cheer

A Summer Tradition

For well over 100 years, boys all around the world have made Awosting their summer tradition. We are a great choice for “first time” campers. Come experience what makes our camp so special.

Group of campers rows boat while pointing forward


Not too close, but not too far away either! Awosting is located on Bantam Lake in beautiful Litchfield County, CT. It’s ~2 hours from New York City or Boston and ~3 hours from Princeton. Schedule your tour today or let us bring Awosting to you with a home visit!

View of the Awosting camp swimming area

Sister, Sister!

We offer campers the “boys-only” camp experience, where boys can be themselves and grow as individuals, without the pressure of trying to impress the girls. At the same time, they have a few opportunities for shared activities with the girls at nearby Camp Chinqueka, like special events and friendly activity exchanges.

Girls and boys smiling with arms around shoulders