Seasonal and Weekend Camping on the Shores of Beautiful Gardner Lake
Laurel Lock Campground is a family owned and operated campground occupying over 1,000 feet of lakeshore on picturesque Gardner Lake in Oakdale, CT.

2018 Events at Laurel Lock Campground of Oakdale, CT


Laurel Lock’s 2018 Season Events Calendar

Read Laurel Lock’s weekly newsletter, TheChatter, each week for details on these and many more events we will add to our activities.Laurel Lock reserves the right to change dates, times, venues.


May 26, Saturday, TBA  Sweet-tooth Hayride   Buy a sweet from the camp store and climb on board the hay wagon.

May 26, Saturday,7:30-11 p.m.Mixed Signals band Come to the gazebo at the campers’ beach to hearlive music, southern and classic rock.

May 27, Sunday, 10 a.m. Memorial Day Weekend Horseshoe Tournament

May 27, Sunday, 8 p.m.   New Camper’s Reception Join us for a meet and greet reception with brownie sundaes.


June 9, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.,  Everything Italian Pot Luck Supper   Make your favorite Italian recipe and bring it to the rec hall to share.

June 23, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., The Breakdown band  Come to the gazebo at the campers’ beach to heara great mix oflive music.

June 30, Saturday 6:30 p.m.  Chili Cookoff – Prepare your best chili recipe and bring it to the rec hall to share.  If you’re not a chili cook, bring a salad, corn bread or anything that goes with chili.  Prizes for the 3 top winners.


July 7, Saturday,Red White and Blue Ice Cream Hayride  Watch the Chatter for details on a meeting time and place.

July 7, Saturday, 10 a.m., Joe Sisco Memorial Horseshoe Tournament

July 7, Saturday,7:30 - 11 p.m.,The 70’s Project band  Music that’s a blast from the past playing only 70’s music.  Dance, dance, dance the night away.   Dress in 70’s-style attire and see if you can win one of our best-dressed awards.

July 21, Saturday,Halloween Kids, dress up and trick or treat your way around the campground.  Campsites who want to give treats (or tricks) hang an orange pumpkin at your site.

July 28, Saturday, Campsite Crawl   Sign up to host a brief party or climb aboard the hay wagon that travels from campsite to campsite.  More details to follow in the Chatter.  Adults only.


August 4, Saturday, 7:15 p.m. Horse Racing   $10 to play, all proceeds distributed to winners.

August 11, Saturday, 7 p.m. – Mr. Magic returns for ashow you won’t want to miss.  Bring the kids and the whole family to watch.

August 11, Band in the Field - A camper-sponsored event with live music in the safari field.

August 18, Saturday,8 – 11 p.m., Still Kickin’ With The Big City Horns   Come to the gazebo to listen tofantastic live music with horns, vocals and a great sound.


September 1, Saturday, Hayride Get ready to climb on board the haywagon.

September 2, Sunday,Labor Day Weekend Horseshoe Tournament

September 2, Sunday, 8 – 11 p.m.The Michael Cleary Band A top-notch cover band to wind down our season of awesome live entertainment.

September 15, Saturday, Pot Luck DinnerPrepare and bring a large dish to share with your camping friends.  Make it one of your favorite camping recipes.


Saturday, October 6 - Thanksgiving CelebrationA camper-sponsored event.  Bring your best thanksgiving dish to the rec hall to share for one last time to break bread with your fellow campers.