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2016 Guide To Vermont Summer Camps

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We are here to help you find the Vermont Summer Camps you and your kids will love!

Here you will find a thorough list of day camps and overnight camps, camps for preschoolers and camps for high schoolers, camps for girls and camps for boys.  We have worked hard to find camps that fit all different needs and price points, and we hope that this guide will help you plan a fun and stress-free summer!

*This Guide is brought to you by our many sponsors.

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Camps for Boys

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Roaring Brook Camp for Boys

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Location: 480 Roaring Brook Rd. Bradford, VT

For over 50 years, Roaring Brook Camp has specialized in providing instruction in outdoor sports and outdoor skills, Vermont crafts and backpack/canoe trips. A 650-acre forest preserve with 15 acre private lake provides a pristine setting for boys wanting a fun and exciting camp experience. Activities include: rock climbing, rappelling, ropes course, tyrolean traverse, survival training, orienteering, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, fly-tying, woodworking, leatherwork, blacksmithing, archery, marksmanship, fitness, timber sports, first aid and rescue.

Camp Sangamon: summer camp for boys ages 9-16 set beside a beautiful lake in the hills of central Vermont, just minutes from Rutland and Killington.

YMCA Camp Abnaki: overnight camp for boys 8-16

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures: summer camp for boys, ages 10 to 14, located on 135 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Cuttingsville, VT

Camps for Girls

Camp Hochelaga: overnight camp for girls 6-17; located in Essex Junction, VT

Camp Lochearn: Traditional overnight girls camp in Post Mills on Lake Fairlee, VT.

Camp Farwell: Traditional camp for the modern family in Newbury, VT.

Brown Ledge: A sleepaway camp for girls in Colchester, VT.

Camp Betsey Cox for Girls: overnight camp for girls ages 9-15 located in the Killington/Pico Mountain Area

Rosie’s Girls: 3-week summer day camp for girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades; locations in Essex Juntion, Barre, Rutland, St. Albans and Randolph

Girl Scouts’ Camp: serving girls entering kindergarten through grade 12; day and overnight camp options

American Dance Training Camps Dance camp for Girls Ages 8 – 17 in Stratton, VT

 

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The Schoolhouse Learning Center

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Location: Schoolhouse Learning Center at 8 Catkin Dr. South Burlington, VT 05403 with field trips weekly to theme related locations and summer hot spots.

One week sessions starting June 27th. Final week August 22. 9 weeks of fun and educational programming for campers 5-12-year-olds! (Students that have finished kindergarten and have not yet entered 6th grade.) A full day of camp has theme-focused activities, open choice time, outdoor games and play, snack (provided) and water play! Our themed weeks include Superheroes, Mad Scientists, Around the World, Farm and Garden, Fiber Arts, Art and Nature, Bugs and Butterflies, Wizards/Fairies and Magic, & Everything Art.
 

Young Hacks Academy

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Various Locations around Vermont

Young Hacks Academy offers camps and after school programs for ages 6-14 using technology to develop real-world leadership skills.

 Kid Logic Learning: for children ages 6-10

Part 2 Kids: Located at Hinesburg and Shelburne Community Schools

Heartworks, Renaissance, and Endeavour Schools: camps for ages 6 weeks to 11 years old

Saxon Hill School: day camp for children ages 3-9 in Jericho

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Turtle Lane Art and Nature Camp

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Location: Lake Champlain Waldorf School, 359 Turtle Lane, Shelburne VT 05482

Turtle Lane Art and Nature camp is a relaxed, fun-filled summertime experience that offers hands-on experiences and games, crafts, and lots of time outdoors, for children ages 3 to 8. Each week has a different nature theme: earth, air, sun, and water. It runs July 5-29, 9 am – 3pm with before and aftercare, and a half-day option for 3 to 5-year-olds. Visit our website to learn more!

Raised Jay Summer Camp

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Location: Jay Peak, VT

For kids, a summer week can last so much longer than the days it encompasses. Every moment of a Raised Jay camp will stay with your son or daughter forever. From the first paddle of a kayak to the 18th hole, your Raised Jayer will experience hiking, ice skating, surfing, golf, kayaking, fishing, tie-dye, outdoor survival skills and, most importantly, the simple, free feeling of being a careless kid in the summer. These camps might last from Monday to Friday, but the moments only grow larger every day thereafter. day camp for children ages 6-12. Each session is five days long (Monday to Friday) from 9am to 4pm and limited to 25 campers.

Basin Harbor Kids Camp

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CAMP BHC is a one week camp offered twice during the summer for local kids. This year our full day camp experience begins with Session 1 on June 20th and Session 2 on June 27th. For more info: Camp BHC. Kids Camp is divided into three groups: Ages 3-5 are Champs Camp, ages 6-8 are the Harbormates and ages 9-12 are the Explorers. Comprised of three parts – morning camp, afternoon activities, and evening dinner events – the program is filled with fun. The daily children’s program is available from late June through Labor Day.

Catamount Outdoor Family Center: co-ed mountain bike camps and  cross country running camps for ages 6-17

Audubon Vermont: Preschool Nature Camp for ages 3-5; Ecology Day Camp for ages 6-12; Counselor-in-Training Program for high school students

The University of Vermont’s Adventure Day Camp: Rangers (5 & 6 year olds), Trailblazers (7 & 8 year olds), and Vikings (9-11 year olds); takes place on the UVM campus with some field trips

Winooski Valley Park District: Sustainable Outdoor Leadership and Education – S.O.L.E. Camp; takes place at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington

Vermont Adventure Tours: adventure programs for children ages 7-16; expedition programs for children 13-18

UVM Perkins Museum Environmental Day Camp: summer Science Program for grades 1-7

Northern Lights Rock & Ice: Rocks ‘N Ropes Adventure Camps for children 8-15; Little Adventurers Camp for children 6-10; located in Essex Junction, VT

Smuggler’s Notch: Various children’s programs in Smuggler’s Notch, VT.

Sugarbush: summer camps for ages 3-17; located in Warren, VT

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Featured Sponsor:
Davis Studio

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Location: 916 Shelburne Road South Burlington, VT

Davis Studio offers 11 weeks of creative Summer camp options for ages 4 – 18 running June 13th – Aug 29. They offer ver 40 camps to choose from including: Tree House Architecture, Fashion Design, Tinker Lab, Faries, Gnomes & Elves, Digital Photography, Graffiti & Street Art, Artsy Chef, Drawing levels 1 & 2, Painting with Van Gogh, and Spectacular Sculpture. Their new location sits near Interstate 189, offers plenty of Parking and has a Cafe on-site!

Wingspan Studio

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Location: 4A Howard St, Burlington, VT  05401

“University of Possibilities” Wingspan Summer Camps! Art, Nature, French Adventures Await!  Wingspan Studio’s summer camps offer creative, rich, interdisciplinary weeks to choose from.  We use the visual arts as a lens to explore varied themes each week from Wizards/Faeries to French language to Star Wars to Math to Architecture to Animals and yes, to Scooby Doo and legos too!  Camps take place in a real working art studio and outdoors in surrounding parks and the funky South End Arts District.  Camps for ages 4-17 led by professional artist and long-time educator, Maggie Standley, w/ aftercare available.  Let your imagination soar!

American Dance Training Camps

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Location: Stratton, VT

Girls Ages 8 – 17: You’re invited to spend an action-packed week (or two or more!) with us this summer at American Dance Training Camp’s ULTIMATE Green Mountains dance camp in Stratton, Vermont. Come make new friends and have a blast learning the latest contemporary, jazz and hip-hop dance moves from America’s greatest dance choreographers. Dancers of all levels – absolute beginners through experienced performers – are welcome at ADTC. Our VT home for dance, adventure, sun & summer fun is the Stratton Mountain School; a beautiful boarding academy located a quarter mile from the base of Stratton Mountain Resort. And at ADTC, we have just as much fun outside the dance studio as we do in class. You’ll enjoy awesome summer activities like kayaking, paintball, alpine slides, trampolines, zip lining, stand-up paddle boarding and so much more! Join us for a fun-filled week you’ll never forget. We hope to see you this summer!
 

The Flynn Center: Arts and theater camp in Burlington, VT.

The Vermont Youth Orchestra Association: Discovery Strings is a day camp for young string players entering grades 1 – 5 with one year of playing experience.

Lyric Kids Musical Theatre Camp:  A youth musical theatre summer camp program for ages 9-17.

Burlington City Arts: for campers ages 3-18

The Ballet School of Vermont: ballet classes starting for ages 3 1/2 and up

Honest Yoga & B-Tru Dance: dance camp for ages 4 and up

The Very Merry Theatre: theatre camp for ages 6-18

Theater Workshop at Barre Opera House: Theatre camp in Barre, VT for ages 7-16

Footworks Studio of Dance: Dance camp located in Milton, VT

Fusion 802: Dance camp in South Burlington, VT

Diversity Studios for Art and Entertainment: Music instruction and studio production lessons in Burlington, VT

sports camps

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Steve Gonsalves Junior Golf Academy at The Kwini Club

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Location: Kwiniaska Golf Club · 5531 Spear Street Shelburne, VT

At the Junior Golf Academy run by Steve Gonsalves of Gonzo’s Sports, your child will receive instruction from their award winning PGA Professional Staff. 5-Day Junior Camps (Open To Ages 8-14) will be offered throughout the Summer. Each camper will receive a Kwiniaska/Gonzos hat and tee, unlimited range balls, golf each day on the 18 hole Championship Golf Course. There will be a fun Tournament at the end of the week. Beverages and snacks provided throughout the camp and lunch provided daily. Max number of kids is 24 per week, lending an 8:1 ratio of PGA Professionals to Junior Golfers.

 

Nike Yoga Camp

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Location: Honest Yoga Center The Blue Mall 150 Dorset St. South Burlington, VT

Kids yoga training for ages 5-18! Nike Yoga Camps brings a robust, youth yoga camp to the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain in South Burlington, VT. Open to kids of all skill sets, camp will focus on a specific theme and pose each day and cover a wide range of activities from basic pose sequences, yoga games, strength and conditioning techniques, discussions on sport injury prevention, and fun arts and crafts. Dates: June 27-30, Ages 5-10: 9AM-12PM, Ages 10-16: 1:30PM-4:30PM

Dunkley’s Gymnastics Camp: family-style sports camp in South Hero, VT.

Metro Rock:  climbing camp in Essex Junction, VT.

Martial Way Self Defense Center: martial arts camp for children ages 5-13

Lake Champlain Yacht Club– Junior Sailing Program: open to students between the ages of 8-17 (or have finished 2nd grade); student must be able to swim

Leddy Park Camps (Cool Camp): Skate lessons, practice skate time, swim lessons and supervised beach activities for children ages 5 and up who are entering Kindergarten in the fall.

Breakaway Sailing: sailing programs on Lake Champlain for kids

Gymstar Gymnastics: Morning Camps for those 3-10 years old (8 sessions); Half-Pint Camp for those 3-5 years old (week of July 27); Team Camp for those 6-12 years old (week of July 6th)

Petra Cliffs: Summer Mountain Adventure Training for ages 6-14 and Overnight Expeditions for ages 10-16

The Community Sailing Center: sailing programs for ages 6-16

Regal Gymnastics Academy: Discovery Adventure Camp for ages 3-7;  Gymnastics Camp for ages 6-14; located in Essex, VT

The Fieldhouse: soccer camp located in Shelburne, VT

Green Mountain Gymnastics: gymnastics camp for ages 4-12

Global Premier Soccer Vermont: youth soccer camps for children aged 3-14 years old in multiple locations.

family camps

Camp Common Ground: week long, intergenerational family camp in Starksboro, VT

Mount Snow Family Camp: family camp in the Green Mountain National Forest; packages available with or without lodging

YMCA Family Camp:  Specialty camp weekends run through the Y: Family Camp, Mother/Child weekend, Father/Son weekend

Ohana Family Camp: family camp on Lake Fairlee, VT.

farm camps

New Village Farm: Farm and Garden Camps for children 5-10; Field and Forest Camps for campers 9-13; Teen Work Skills for 15-18 year olds

Shelburne Farms: for campers ages 4-17 interested in the farm community- lottery closed, but you can still apply to be on waitlist

Windswept Farm: riding camp for boys and girls ages 7 and up

Bread & Butter Camp: for campers ages 7-14 at Bread & Butter Farm on the Shelburne/South Burlington town line

One Mitten Farm: full day camp for kids 5-10

Enniskerry Farm: riding camp in Colchester, VT

day camps

Enchantment Camps: magic camp for children 7 years and up; based out of Shelburne, VT

The Shelburne Museum: Learn and Play Summer Day Camps in Shelburne, VT for children ages 6-13

ECHO: ECHO offers camps for children entering K-6th grade from late-June through late-August.

Camp Maple Street: Essex Junction Recreation and Park’s flagship summer camp for children entering grades 1-5

Camp Greylock: the Y’s coed summer day camp for children ages 6-15.

Camp REACH: Essex Junction Recreation and Park’s full day summer camp for children entering grades 1-5 based out of Thomas Fleming Elementary School

Camp STAR: Essex Junction Recreation and Park’s summer camp for children in grades 6-9 based out of ADL Middle School

Essex Park and Recreation Summer Camps: Something for everyone in the Essex Rec programs.

Maris’ Tree House Summer Camps:  camps for 3-6 year olds; based on the grounds of the All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne.

Camp Koda: for children ages 5-12; Locations: Burlington, Essex, Georgia, Underhill, Waterbury

The Edge: for children ages 5-12; Locations in Essex, South Burlington and Williston

Kids Camp 101 at Nido Fabric and Yarn: Offers beginners the basics of sewing

specialty camps

 

Cooking & Sailing Camp with Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center: This week-long camp offers adventures both indoors and out!  Campers will start their day embarking on a variety of culinary pursuits in the Healthy Living Learning Center with Clarina and Brian, where they’ll chop, stir, sauté, boil, mix, and bake their way through several recipes each day.  After finishing the morning off with a tasty lunch, they’re off to the water to spend the afternoon with Lake Champlin Community Sailing Center and learn fundamental skills for sailing small boats on Lake Champlain!

Camp For Me: Day Camp for Adopted Children and Teens

Camp Daybreak: a residential summer camp experience for Vermont kids ages 8-11 with a range of social, emotional, and behavioral needs.

religious camps

Covenant Hills: Christian camp for youth of all ages and is a joint ministry of the United Methodist Church and United Church of Christ

Christ Memorial: Christian Summer Bible Camp at Christ Memorial Church in Williston, VT

Camp Gan Israel: Jewish day camp for children ages 2-12 in Burlington, VT

Summer Kids Week at Essex Alliance Church: for children in grades 1-5

Totus Tuus: Catholic Summer Camp for grade school (1-8) and high school aged children

Holy Family/St. Lawrence/St. Pius X:  Summer Vacation Bible School Program in Essex Junction, VT

all around camps

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Burlington Parks & Recreation

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Location: Burlington, VT

Why settle for one type of summer camp for your kids? Give them a variety of adventures this summer.  BPRW offers over 30 camps that gives your kids the choice of sports & athletics, science & learning, creative arts or outdoor adventures. We also offer an amazing licensed day care option called Champ Camp, that’s packed with daily adventures. Scholarships are available for all our recreation programs! Don’t forget about our adult programs just for you! Summer camps run 6/13 – 8/19.

Hosmer Point

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Location: Craftsbury Common, VT

At Hosmer Point, campers build a sense of community in a beautiful and caring environment where boys and girls can play, explore, create life-long friendships and build self-confidence.  With only 75 campers per session, and three or four campers for each counselor; every child is respected for who they are.  Hosmer Point offers 1, 2, 4, and 6 week sessions for ages 9 to 15, day camps for ages 5 to 8, and Leader In Training camps for 16-year-olds. Along with our sister organization, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Hosmer Point strives to use and teach sustainable practices and respect for our environment, including serving delicious farm-to-table food. We take pride in creating a great first-time camp experience!

Camp Killoleet: For boys and girls ages 9 – 14, located in the corner of the Green Mountain National Forest

Pok-O-MacCready Camps: coed residential summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains for boys and girls ages 6-16

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