Location & Directions
Take Exit 39 on 84- West. Follow Route 4 heading west for 14 miles until it junctions with Route 118. Continue on Route 118 heading west for 6.7 miles to Litchfield center. Turn left onto Route 202 West. Continue on Route 202 heading southwest for 3.3 miles to Bantam. If you are traveling to Awosting, turn left at this Bantam traffic light onto Route 209. Follow to the end where it junctions Route 109. Turn left onto Route 109 and the Awosting entrance will be 1000 feet on left. If you are travelling to Chinqueka – stay on Route 202 West, Camp Chinqueka will be on the left hand side 3 miles after the Bantam traffic lights. You will pass the lake on the left, then you will see a brown sign “Mt Tom State Park”. Turn off the road following this sign and camp is first driveway on left.
Take Route 8 heading North for 8.2 miles. Exit off the highway at Exit 38. Turn left under the bridge and follow signs for Route 109 West to Morris (heading west for 8.9 miles). Camp Awosting will be exactly one mile on your right after the intersection of Rt 109 and Rt 61. For Chinqueka, continue on Route 109 and Bear right onto Route 209 heading North for 2.9 miles to the center of Bantam. Turn left onto Route 202 heading West for 3 miles until you see the lake on the left, then a brown sign saying “Mt Tom State Park”. Turn off Route 202 and follow the Mt. Tom State Park sign. Camp Chinqueka will be the first drive on your left after you turn.
From New York
Take Interstate 95 heading north (Cross Bronx Expressway). After Route 95 merges into Bruckner Expressway in Pelham, exit onto the Hutchinson River Parkway (marked toward New England and North) Follow the Hutchinson Pkwy until it merges with Interstate 684 North. (This will be a left lane merge after you pass exit for Interstate 287.)
Proceed on 684 north for 27.2 miles. Turn off at exit marked for Interstate Highway 84 (toward Brewster and Danbury Conn.) After you cross over the Connecticut border, leave the highway at exit 7 (This will be a left hand merge exit…it will continue to be a four lane roadway and will now be marked Highway route 7). At the end of this four lane road, turn right at the traffic light (this will continue to be Route 7 all the way to New Milford) As you pass through Brookfield, Highway US 202 will merge with Rt 7…both heading north. In New Milford (at the traffic light) bear right and follow Route 202 over the steel bridge and toward Litchfield (you will leave Rt 7 at this junction). Continue on Rt 202 North through New Preston and Woodville. AFTER passing the junction of Route 34 on your left, you will continue on Rt 202 up a 1 mile long hill until you see a brown sign at the top – “Mt. Tom State Park”. Bear right and follow the sign leaving highway 202. Camp Chinqueka will be straight ahead on the right after you pass Mt. Tom Road (watch for large overhead sign with camp name and large White House on right.)
For Awosting, continue on Rt 202 East to Bantam center. There will be a double traffic light at this intersection with Rt 209. Turn right onto Route 209 and travel to the end where it junctions with Route 109. Turn left onto Route 109 and travel about 1000 feet. Awosting will be on your left.
(Alternate route to Awosting…and sometimes preferred) do not leave Interstate 84 in Danbury, but continue on until Exit 20 for Route 8 in Waterbury. This will be a left hand exit. Then continue the directions (found above) from Waterbury to Camp Awosting.