Goals & Objectives

We are committed to enhancing young lives through healthy and wholesome activities that:

  • Build character
  • Increase academic performance
  • Inspire creative thinking
  • Create productive citizens.


We have a vision: families for life!  We will be an integral partner with our schools and community.  We will assist our students to excel academically, stay in school and graduate on time.  We will help our students to become productive citizens of our society.  We will produce, through artistic opportunities, confident, articulate and creative young adults who are equipped to advocate for themselves and others.  Our staff will be equipped, have a passion and love for children, and be willing to inspire, affirm, and challenge our children to be all they can be.  This strategy will lay the foundation for our children to grow, to achieve excellence, and to help others experience the same.

Additional Information

Our camp has received positive press from Connecticut to California in local newspapers and national magazines. We have been told our camp could be a model for other camps across the nation on more than one occasion, which is gratifying to hear.

Hartford Courant

“At any time, the campers at Hartford Friendship Kids’ Camp are ready to tell you about themselves. It’s part of the camp’s focus, says Ruffin, to help the children discover themselves and the gifts they have to offer… “