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.

2019 Events at Laurel Lock Campground of Oakdale, CT


Laurel Lock’s 2019 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 25, Saturday, TBA  Sweet-tooth Hayride   Buy a sweet from the camp store and climb on board the hay wagon.

May 25, Saturday, 8 -11 p.m. Michael Cleary Band A top-notch cover band to begin our season of live entertainment.

May 26, Sunday, 10 a.m. Memorial Day Weekend Horseshoe Tournament

May 26, Sunday, 8 p.m.   New Camper’s Reception Join us for a meet, greet and treat reception to get to know our new campers.


June 23, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., The Breakdown band  Come to the gazebo at the campers beach to hear a great mix of live music.

June 29, Saturday 6:30 p.m. Chowda Cookoff – White, Manhattan or Rhode Island – prepare a big pot of your best chowda recipe and bring it to the rec hall to share. If you’re not a chowder cook, bring a salad, corn on the cob, crusty bread or anything that goes with chowda. Prizes for the 3 top winners.


July 6, Saturday,Red White and Blue Ice Cream Hayride  Watch the Chatter for details on a meeting time and place.

July 6, Saturday, 10 a.m., Joe Sisco Memorial Horseshoe Tournament

July 6, 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.

July 13, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Everything Italian Pot Luck Supper Make large dish of your favorite Italian recipe and bring it to the rec hall to share.

July 20, 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. Prizes for best costumes.

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 3, Saturday, Golf Cart Rally. The golf cart rally returns to Laurel Lock. Get ready to test yourself with some new skills.

August 10, Saturday, 7 p.m. – Mr. Magic returns for a show you won’t want to miss.  Bring the kids and the whole family to watch.

August 17, Saturday,8 – 11 p.m., Still Kickin’ With The Big City Horns   Come to the gazebo to listen to fantastic live music with horns, vocals and a great sound.

August 31, Saturday Hayride Get ready to climb on board the hay wagon.


September 1, Sunday, Labor Day Weekend Horseshoe Tournament

September 1, Sunday, 8 – 11 p.m. Freeplay or Jimmy’s Band Our own Jimmy Pino brings in his regular band of chums to wind down our season of awesome live entertainment.

September 14, 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 5, 6 p.m. - Thanksgiving CelebrationA camper-sponsored event.  Bring a turkey or your best thanksgiving dish to the rec hall to share for one last time to break bread with your fellow campers.