We focus on community, a sense of self and exploring local resources through art, sports, the natural world, drama, music, and good ol’ summer fun.
Campers will gain self-confidence, new friendships, and lifelong skills in a careful balance of planned and unplanned opportunities for learning and growth. The camp day will be divided between special instruction from a wide range of local artists, gardeners, athletes, scientists and musicians, and opportunities for free exploration in the camp’s rich collection of games, sports, science, art and music activities. Field trips to the beach, hikes, and berry picking will open doors to Franklin county’s abundant local and natural resources.
Our multi-age camp population (5-12 years old) allows children to reach across grade levels to forge new friendships. Our creative and inspired instructors will help campers thrive in a broad range of areas, while our familiar setting and community based camp provides the a steady routine, high expectations and the safety children need over summer vacation!
Tuesday's are often Field Trip days. This year we'll visit Killkare State Park, The Echo Science Center in Burlington, and Mississquoi Refuge in Swanton. We'll also hike from the Center to nearby swimming holes, mountain streams and abandoned railroad tracks.
Camp runs for eight weeks starting June 26th and the last week will start August 14th. Sign up for one or all weeks! Registration is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additional care is available from 3-4pm at the rate of $5/day per child.
June 26th to 30th Jump Into Summer!We will be kicking the summer off in style! Games, adventures, and lots of outside play, campers will be hopping happily into the start of summer.
July 3rd to 7th Crafty Cooking and Kitchen ExperimentsCampers will be combining fun cooking activities, with science experiments in the kitchen and outdoors. The week will end with pizza from our wood-fired oven - parents invited! (No camp on July 4th)
July 10th to 14th. The Great Outdoor Adventure Vermont and Franklin county have a lot to offer and we will be exploring the environment from farms to the shoreline.
July 17th to 21st. Brilliant BuildersConstructing forts and building bridges, campers will be immersed in building activities from small projects to big ideas.
July 24th to 28th. Circus Week Campers will learn to walk on stilts, design costumes, juggle, and experiment with a selection of circus skills. Campers can choose to be part of our circus procession at the annual Jig in the Valley on July 30th.
July 31st to August 4th Super Science. Biology, Geology, and Physics all combined into a week of experiments where kids explore the world around them and take a closer look at how things work.
August 7th to 11th. Creative ArtsEveryone is an artist! Learn new art techniques and take the time to engage deeply in your favorite medium. Play drama games, prepare and present skits and/or let music be your voice for the week. Visiting artists and musicians will bring Franklin county arts alive.
August 14th to 18th. Sports Adventure & Summertime Fun!With an emphasis on team work and exploring a wide range of athletic challenges, this week will please the strongest athletes and the interested beginners. We’ll have a full roster of visiting coaches to help each camper achieve his or her Olympic gold. We will mix in some traditional fun from cardboard constructions to water play and croquet, so campers can celebrate the end of summer!