Campground Reservations

2017  Program Calendar


  • January 7-8  Healing Hearts Winter Weekend Retreat at Mtn Queen Cabin

  • Mountain Queen Cabin available to rent year-round.

  • CEC Coupons and story in “Guide to Being Local” now available

  • Intern interviews (Jan-March).  Contact CEC to learn more

  • Winter Cabin Camping continues through March



  • Stay Warm and welcome Spring


  • Spring Cabin Camping Begins

  • April 21-23, Earth Day Spring Volunteer Work Weekend


  • CEC Campground Opens – All sites & facilities open (May 1- Oct. 31)

  • May 5-7, Cinco de Mayo Camping Weekend

  • May 20,  Spring Volunteer Work Day (9am-5pm)

  • May 20, 5pm, Healing Hearts Dish to Pass at CEC (open to all women and their families)

  • May 26-29, Holiday Camping Weekend


  • June 2-4, Ithaca Festival Camping Weekend

  • June 23-25, LGBTQ Camping Weekend w/special events – Camping available to LGBTQ community and friends


  • Camping Weekend Specials & Activities (TBA)


  • Camping Weekend Specials & Activities (TBA)


  • 8th Annual Healing Hearts Women’s Fall Retreat, Sept. 8-10

  • 2nd Annual Hammerstone Carpentry Camp Retreat for Women, OCTOBER 12-15,2017

Visit the Camp Earth Connection Website for Schedule Updates.

Camp Earth Connection includes a campground with both primitive and cabin camping facilities; adult programming, such as the Healing Hearts Retreats; and Children and Family Summer Programs. The camp is also rented out to individuals, families, and groups to host camping, special events and celebrations of all kinds.

Our Mission & Vision

At Camp Earth Connection we provide a safe space for all individuals, children and families.  We design our programs to be inclusive and anti-biased and provide a diverse staff to meet the needs of a diverse community in an alcohol and drug free environment.  We create communities that embrace and respect diversity.

Camp Earth Connection provides inspirational outdoor experiences which result in a greater appreciation for nature and a passion for learning more about the environment. Camp Earth Connection is all about You, Me and Us, and together we make community.


Camp Earth Connection is nestled in the beautiful Hammond Hill State Forest in the town of Dryden, 12 miles East of Ithaca, New York.  A 19-mile Trail System accessible from the camp is designed to offer recreation activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing.

Click here for directions and a map.