PERSPECTIVE – With the start of the summer season, schools and businesses have begun planning their end-of-year trips and picnics, and a popular destination is tucked away in the central Connecticut countryside. Known as Holiday Hill, the resort has been offering residents a day of camping vacation since 1954.
The campground and resort aim to provide a private experience by allowing guests to rent the area entirely to themselves or share it among a few smaller groups. Both the resort and day camp opened at the same time in 1954 and have remained family-owned ever since, according to Holiday Hill Director Michael Youngman. In the years since its opening, the campground has specialized in group events such as company picnics, church picnics, school trips, family reunions and union picnics. Guests are generally given around seven hours in the camp, depending on their needs.