Base Camp

Explore, Create, Grow: The Adventure Starts Here

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Why Base camp?

At Base camp, every visitor embarks on a unique path, empowered to forge skills and create lasting relationships that support their personal and professional growth.

  • Connect with peers
  • Access resources
  • Develop skills
  • Act as a catalyst for their future journeys

Base camp serves as a dynamic hub for youth, inspired by the traditional base camps that provided explorers with supplies, shelter, communications, and a place to connect.

Teen Center

Located at 924 Riverside Drive
in downtown Willimantic, CT.

Level up your potential

A dedicated space is set as a hub for local youth aged 14 – 18, offering an array of programs and opportunities to foster growth, leadership, and community engagement. 

Membership is free

The space is offered as a place for youth to come together and socialize with their peers in a structured, supervised environment. While also having opportunities to participate in shared experiences.

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SparkSpace: A Reimagined MakerSpace

With workstations aligned with our Youth Promise Career Pathways, SparkSpace provides a spectrum of self-guided or mentor-led activities, catering to different experience levels.

  • Skill-building across various domains
  • Engaging in both recreational and career-oriented activities
  • Learning through hands-on, immersive experiences

At the heart of Basecamp, SparkSpace offers a vibrant, highly modular environment where creativity meets innovation.

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