2019 Program Calendar


    2019 CALENDAR


  • Heading to Tennessee to pick up new Compost Toilet system!


    April 19-21, Earth Day: Camping Weekend (All campground cabins and campsite are 50% off.) Please note the water won’t be turned on yet, but we will have access to potable water for drinking, cooking and cleaning.


    May 3, Camp Earth Connection Campground Opens (Shower and Water are back on!)

    May 11, Healing Hearts Womens Dish to Pass Gathering at Camp Earth Connection –

    More information to come.


    Camp Earth Connection Campground Open


    Camp Earth Connection Campground Open


    Camp Earth Connection Campground Open

    August 18-23, Sunday – Friday, Women’s Camp: A Mindful Experience in Nature Filled with Connection, Skill Building and Healing

    Learn practices that you can do in nature to promote healing in your body and soul such as : Writing, Movement, Meditation, Sit Spots and more.  Also learn Outdoor Living Skills which could save your life and at the least build your confidence in the woods and out in nature. Nature provides us with everything we need to live on this planet. Let’s get back to it! Skills you will learn and use include: Campcraft; Fire craft; Shelter; Food Preparation; Animal & Plant Awareness; Tracking;  Weaving & Cordage; Woodcraft; Water purification and more! More information to come.

    Please e-mail CEC if you want to get on the mailing list for this event.


    September 14 Healing Hearts Fall Day Retreat

    Women, give yourself this day to focus on self care in nature. Workshops & Activities will include: Movement in Nature, Mindfulness, Meditation, An Introduction to the art of Kyudo (The Way of the Bow) and a guided Writing Workshop. Hot Tub & Meals included. Pre-register now by sending an email to CEC.


    October 4-6 Adirondack Women’s Retreat

    Another opportunity to give yourself a weekend away in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. It’s all about self care,  healing and connection in nature. Join Susan for guided trail hikes, nature meditation, sit spots, outdoor skills and more as we cabin camp in the Old Forge Region of the Adirondacks. Healthy Meals provided. Pre-register by sending an e-mail to CEC.

    October 31st Campground Closes for the Season


    November 1 Winter Cabin Camping Begins

    November 26-30 Potential Dates for Healing Hearts Women’s Retreat in New Mexico

    More information to come!


    December 20-22 Healing Hearts Winter Solstice Retreat at the Mountain Queen Cabin

    More information to come.

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.