If you are planning to accompany the camp participant to UCONN for a day or two below is an outline of area hotels and restaurants surrounding the campus.
Nathan Hale Inn (Hotel on campus)
For reservations call 860.427.7888
Manchester, CT (about 25 minutes southwest from campus) is the closest area with many hotels to choose from. Manchester, CT has a large shopping area off of Hale Rd. (Buckland Hills Mall, Target, Walmart, and every other chain you can think of ... as well as a large selection of restaurant chains). There is also a more upscale Evergreen Walk area with shops and restaurants.
Things to do ON CAMPUS
Jorgensen presents 25-30 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles annually, ranging from classical music to world music and dance, classical and contemporary dance, comedy, family programming and contemporary entertainment.
UCONN Dairy Bar
- on-campus homemade ice cream
Formerly the Creamery, this establishment had been used exclusively for teaching and research for the UCONN College of Agriculture & Natural Sciences. When it transformed into the Creamery, at its peak, the Creamery employed more than 25 full-time employees, grossed over one million dollars per year, and supplied the UConn dormitories and other state agencies with daily deliveries of fluid milk, sour cream, cream cheese and ice cream. Today, the Dairy Bar manufactures ice cream according to its original and highly popular recipe; this delicious product is sold at the UConn Dairy Bar. Over 200,000 customers visit the Dairy Bar annually to enjoy more than 24 flavors.
Things to do OFF CAMPUS
Manchester, CT area (about 25 minutes from Campus)
1329 West Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT
Wickham Park contains 250 acres of gardens, open fields, woodlands, ponds, picnic areas, sports facilities and other attractions.
200 Case Mountain Rd. Manchester, CT
Case Mountain Trail is a 6.1 mile loop trail that features a lake and is rated as moderate.
501 Evergreen Way, South Windsor, CT (abutts to Manchester, CT) - outdoor shopping center with restaurants
194 Buckland Hills Dr., Manchester, CT - mall with H&M, Macys, JC Penny; Bertuccis, Maggie McFly's
There are also big box stores surrounding this area - Target, Walmart, Best Buy and more
Hartford, CT area (about 40 minutes from campus)
Mark Twain House & Museum
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Connecticut Science Center
Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
Many restaurants & shops are located within this newly-built town square steps from the UCONN Campus.
At the Nathan Hale Inn you can find these two restaurants:
Manchester, CT (about 25 minutes from campus)
Near Buckland Hills Mall
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Chipotle Mexican Grill