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Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate
Ahoy mateys! I perform educational and entertaining pirate music for kids and kids at heart. My songs have nautical references and boatloads of wordplay. Topics include language, history, special occasions, and values. I sing to my own guitar accompaniment and to backing tracks from my stylistically diverse albums “Give Me an RRR!” and Pirate PaRRRty! I appear at schools, libraries, events, and parties throughout Northeastern North America. Find physical copies of my CDs and DVDs at Smugglers' Notch Resort and Buttered Noodles, and online at CD Baby. Find downloads on iTumes, Amazon, and other sites. Safe sailin'!
Rock Point Summer Camp
Rock Point Summer Camps - building community and a lifetime of memories. Ideally located on Burlington's waterfront, camp weeks are arranged by age group and include both day camp and sleep away sessions. Each week focuses on the spiritual growth of community. Counselors enable campers to develop bonds through shared work, play, and development of group interests. A typical camp day includes a rhythm of worship, community meal time, morning program, interest groups, and evening program. In addition, campers participate in fun, traditional camp activities such as games, swimming, sports, singing, arts & crafts, s’mores by the fire, and more. Each week new campers are greeted by enthusiastic, well trained camp counselors and volunteer leaders who help to plan programs geared especially to each camper age group. Rock Point Summer Camp is run in conjunction with the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. Scolarships available.
The Edge
With 5 locations in Chittenden County, The Edge is a convenient choice for health clubs, childcare, camp activities and physical therapy. Each location offers their own programs, camps and activities. Check the website for more information.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is open late-May to mid-October, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Discover the lake’s shipwrecks, archaeology, history and ecology through hands-on exhibits and learning adventures in 14 exhibit buildings and aboard replica 1776 gunboat “Philadelphia II” and 1862 canal schooner “Lois McClure.” This summer LCMM offers twelve new Lake Adventure Day Camps for students ages 4-16 in Burlington and Vergennes. Special Events: Kids Pirate Festival, Abenaki Heritage Weekend, and Rabble in Arms Reenactment. Playground, Museum Store, picnic areas, discount at Red Mill Restaurant. Dog-friendly. Daily admission free with annual membership.
The Edge
With 5 locations in Chittenden County, The Edge is a convenient choice for health clubs, childcare, camp activities and physical therapy. Each location offers their own programs, camps and activities. Check the website for more information.
YMCA Camp Abnaki
Multi week day camp for boys ages 6-10 Resident camp for boys ages 8-16 Lake Champlain, North Hero Contact: Jon Kuypers at 652-8129 Located along the shores of Lake Champlain in North Hero, Camp Abnaki looks like a page ripped out of time. Rustic cabins are grouped together in villages spread out over rolling acres along Lake Champlain. It is what we call a traditional camp, tailor-made for boys who love to be active and are eager to explore, challenge themselves and play outdoors as much as possible. Campers participate in archery, swimming, sailing, kayaking, arts and crafts and so much more. They also learn about themselves, build skills and develop self esteem and a sense of belonging. Day camp runs from 9AM-4:30PM. Learn more at campabnaki.org.
Lake Champlain Waldorf High School
Lake Champlain Waldorf School is a co-education day school, pre-K through high school. With a focus on imagination, social responsibility, and a reverence for the natural world, Waldorf education provides a rich and in-depth learning experience that nurtures the whole child. It's the fastest-growing independent school movement in the world!
The Endeavour Middle School
Endeavour students benefit from a world-class educational experience which nurtures character, promotes confidence, inspires creativity and fosters critical thinking skills. We guide each child’s journey in the pursuit of excellence by creating lifelong learners, thoughtful citizens and respectful and caring young adults.
Art Camp
Art Camp is perfect for art starved kids! Art Camp provides children a week of hands on art making in Carol MacDonald's artist studio. By learning essential processes, children get more and more proficient in these mediums and bring new ideas to their art. We work in Drawing, Painting, Artist Book Making, Clay, Linoleum Block, Etching / Collagraph. There are week long sessions for ages 6-11, and 11-17. This camp is independently run and in its 22nd season. One camper calls it "The Real Deal"! Carol MacDonald is a master printmaker, artist and teacher.
The Hairy Bear
The Hairy Bear is a Kid friendly salon specializing in making your child’s experience Fun and exciting! We have special rides they can sit in to get their hair cut, a Race car, a Horse, a Jeep, and even a Pink Cadillac. Also our children’s room has a Play area and Videos for entertainment (and distraction). Our experience stylists are trained and work well with all types of needs of each individual child . At the finish of each hair cut every child receives a lollipop and a balloon. Give us a call to schedule your child’s appointment today or stop in and see us, walk-ins are welcome.
Multi-weeks Multiple on site school locations in Burlington, Essex, Georgia, Underhill and Waterbury Coed day camp for children who have graduated from kindergarten through 12 years of age Camp Koda brings children together around shared interests and then helps them build friendships and memories. Camp also incorporates STEAM learning initiatives to keep youth fresh in academic areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. Each week follows a them and includes plenty of hands-on learning plus time honored favorites including camp crafts, physical activities, games, swimming field trips, music and drama. $135 for three days; $170 for the 5-day camp option. Financial Assistance is always available.
Vermont Youth Orchestra Association
Vermont Youth Orchestra Association The VYOA develops young people as artists, citizens and leaders through the shared pursuit of musical excellence. With nearly 300 orchestra and chorus members in grades 1 through 12, it is recognized as our region’s premier orchestra and chorus program offering young musicians exceptional performance and music learning opportunities. The VYOA offers three orchestras, two choruses, a beginning string ensemble, music theory training, a subsidized lesson program, and summer camp opportunities at its beautiful home the Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College. Financial aid is available. To learn more, please visit www.vyo.org. The VYOA teaches and inspires young people through the creation and performance of music to develop a life-long love of music, leadership strengths, a sense of teamwork and responsibility, while embracing the cultural vitality of our community. For more detailed information, please visit our website: www.vyo.org
Turtle Lane Art & Nature Camp
If you're looking for a great camp where your child can play outside, check out Turtle Lane Art and Nature Camp at the Waldorf School. Campers build forts, fairy houses, and toy boats, play nature games, eat cherry tomatoes from the garden, make delicious whole-foods snacks, and create art from natural materials. Turtle Lane Camp is held on the beautiful, wooded campus of the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne (359 Turtle Lane). Four sessions with nature themes, for ages 3-5 (Children's Garden) and ages 6-8 (Woodland Adventures). Hours: 9-3 (before- and after-care available). Half-day or full-day available for ages 3-5. $285/week ($160/week for Children’s Garden half-day camp). Visit lakechamplainwaldorfschool.org for more information. Call or e-mail Pam Graham:pgraham@lakechamplainwaldorfschool.org/ (802) 985-2827 ext. 12. 2015 dates: Weeks of July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.
Orchard Valley Waldorf School
Orchard Valley Waldorf School offers nursery through grade 8 and parent-child classes on a beautiful 55-acre campus of rolling hills in central Vermont. Our Montpelier Child’s Garden campus offers an additional Preschool site right in the capitol city. Waldorf education awakens the whole child in harmony with the natural stages of child development -- engaging the mind, strengthening the will, and fostering inner confidence, a love for learning, and the dynamic thinking required to promote social renewal. See what OVWS has to offer your child and your family!
Camp Invention
Inspire CREATIVITY and INVENTIVE thinking during a weeklong summer adventure of FUN and EXCITING real world challenges! A WEEKLONG SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES ONE THROUGH SIX The Camp Invention program instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun!!!!
Montpelier Recreation Department
The Montpelier Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs for participants of all ages. In addition to the many programs and special events offered throughout the year, we also offer specialty sport and summer camps. In addition, our Capital Kids Day Camp is a licensed childcare program that is offered during the summer & February and April School Vacations. This program is a licensed childcare that accepts state subsidy for eligible participants. Our camp provides camper’s with a well-balanced selection of individual and group activities. Camp is always staffed with qualified counselors that are ready to engage with children.
Vermont Ballet & Theatre School
VBTS is the largest ballet school in Vermont, with two locations and 6 studios we offer the most professional and comprehensive dance training available in the country. Our professional staff is here to introduce you to the world of dance in a nurturing, structured and fun environment. From tots through adults, those with professional aspirations to those who simply love to move. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, variations, jazz, modern and more. Our students are accepted on scholarship to nationally recognized pre-professional summer and residence programs across the country, and are currently dancing in professional ballet companies also. Wherever life takes them, a VBTS dancer brings with them the confidence, discipline, grace and strength they learned at VBTS to be motivated and successful in life. Contact: Alexander Nagiba, Artistic Director
Green Mountain Development - Girls Hockey Camps, Clinics & Special Events
Green Mountain Development operates hockey camps, clinics and special events for girls/women, ages 5 to Adult. We specialize in hockey training and skill development programs for the competitive to elite player. Our mission at GMD is to make learning the fundamental skills necessary to be an elite player, fun and affordable, while helping build self-confidence as a person and as a hockey player. Our programs are staffed by NCAA Division 1 and 3 coaches and players. Our operations are based at the University of Vermont and Gutterson Fieldhouse. Please check our website for program offerings, pricing, dates and times. Grant Kimball, Founder, 802-578-2214, grant@greenmountaindevelopment.com Melissa Bizzari, Program Director, melissa@greenmountaindevelopment.com
Young Hacks Academy
Young Hacks Academy is a tech leadership camp for Ages 9 -14. A blend of computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork, YHA focuses on how young people can use technology to solve today’s greatest local and global problems. YHA day camps will be held throughout Vermont this summer in: • Bennington • Burlington • Hanover (NH) • Hyde Park • Middlebury • Montpelier • Newport • Rutland • St. Albans • St. Johnsbury • Williston • Woodstock Cost is $345. Space is limited.
Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture (Trad Camp)
Trad Camp (folk music immersion camp) at the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture: July 13th-17th, Montpelier, VT Kids 8-17 learn any kind of instrument they are interested in, including: Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Singing, Dance, Drumming and more. Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm each day, with an extended day on Friday for our performance from 4pm-5pm. We offer a Stay and Play hour from 3-4pm each day for a small extra charge. Tuition is $300, payment plans available. limited scholarships available. Early registration is encouraged. Register before April 1st and save $50. www.summit-school.org
Camp Farwell
Founded as the first girls camp in the US, we are a family run business providing a completely elective activity program, which allows campers to choose only the activities meaningful to them. Girls build skill and confidence in their favorite activities and build self-esteem, self-concept, and leadership skills. Campers are empowered to be themselves and we are successful when they leave us with a greater sense of self and strengthen confidence to bring back to their homes and communities. We are located on a beautiful lake and are truly the traditional camp for the modern family. Vermonters receive 10% discount. Director: Marley Hanson
Very Merry Theatre
The Very Merry Theatre began as a small production at local elementary and middle schools around the Burlington area. These productions laid the foundation for it to become what it is today, a theatrical arts organization that offers original plays and teaches literary and confidence building skills for children of all backgrounds all over Northwest Vermont! Very Merry Theatre has its own performance studio at our 333 Stage in Burlington’s Old North End, and a Traveling Theatre Wagon that we use for Summer Camps. The Very Merry Theatre’s mission is: Building strong, inspired youth and communities through theater arts.
Bead Crazy
Northern Vermont’s largest full-service Bead Store. Bead of all types, shapes and sizes – tubes, strands, and singles. Crystals, Freshwater Pearls, Semi-precious Stones, Seed Beads, and more! We have tons of metal clasps, earring parts, wire and findings in all metal finishes – Sterling, Gold Filled, Copper, Brass, Gunmetal and Silver & Gold Plate. We carry a large selection of Stringing Materials, Books, Tools, Charms, Metal-smith Supplies. Great Children’s Birthday, and “Girls Night Out” Parties. We do Jewelry Repairs. Our class schedule is on our website. Free, convenient parking, and knowledgeable staff. Instruction is Always Available!
Camp Hochelaga YWCA VT
YWCA Camp Hochelaga offers traditional camp programs in arts, sports, swimming, boating, nature activities, and longstanding camp traditions. Girls ages 6-17 are encouraged to have fun, express themselves, and create friendships that will last a lifetime. One-week, multi-week, and 4 day “Mini-Camp” sessions, in residential camp and day camp formats. The last YWCA girls-only residential summer camp in the US continues to nurture independence and self-confidence, promote healthy behavior, encourage campers to build skills, explore interests, connect to the environment, and develop leadership skills.
Dirt Divas
A program of Vermont Works for Women Morrisville June 22-26 *Hardwick June 29-July 3 *Glover July 6-10 *St. Johnsbury July 13-17 *Northeast KingdomJuly 19-24 (overnight) *Burlington Aug.3-7 *Montpelier Aug.10-14 (Monday-Friday 9-4:30) A one-week summer day camp that helps girls cultivate confidence, courage and leadership through outdoor adventure. Girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades practice mountain bike skills and bicycle mechanics, as well as art, games, swimming and self-defense. It’s a safe, supportive, girl-centered atmosphere emphasizing team-building, supportive friendships, and healthy body image – with lots of fun woven in! A place where girls are encouraged to build strong bodies and minds in the beautiful Vermont outdoors. Tiered tuition (up to $300) Generous financial aid available!
Central Vermont Women's Health
We want you to have the birth experience you desire. We offer natural birthing options in addition to everything you’d expect from a modern, well-equipped hospital like Central Vermont Medical Center. And although you or your baby may never need specialized care you can take comfort in knowing that the board-certified obstetricians at CVWH are always just a phone call away and offer the security of comprehensive care.
Prenatal Method Studio
Our role is to be a supporter of your pregnancy and birth experience, as well as to support and facilitate your role as parents to a brand new baby. We begin with the connection of the body and the mind through yoga and barre classes. All of our classes are focused on the breath, and are safe, challenging, and active for pregnancy. We add childbirth education in a group or private setting, and finish with postpartum doula care, support groups, and play dates after baby is born. We are honored to share in your journey, as you become parents to a new baby for the first time or the fourth. We do what we do because you inspire us. Working towards conception and increasing fertility, all the way to postnatal recovery—we are a resource for women, their partners and their babies.​
Multi-weeks Multiple on site school locations in Burlington, Essex, Georgia, Underhill and Waterbury Coed day camp for children who have graduated from kindergarten through 12 years of age Camp Koda brings children together around shared interests and then helps them build friendships and memories. Camp also incorporates STEAM learning initiatives to keep youth fresh in academic areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. Each week follows a them and includes plenty of hands-on learning plus time honored favorites including camp crafts, physical activities, games, swimming field trips, music and drama. $135 for three days; $170 for the 5-day camp option. Financial Assistance is always available.
Purple Crayon/ArtisTree
Summer Camps at ArtisTree! Offering weekly summer camps for ages 3-18, all levels and interests! From photography to garden camp - to music and movement camps! We have what you need to make your child’s summer a huge hit! Visit www.artistreevt.org for our full listings or to register or call 802-457-3500, email info@artistreevt.org. Register now to reserve your space!
Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate
Ahoy mateys! I perform educational and entertaining pirate music for kids and kids at heart. My songs have nautical references and boatloads of wordplay. Topics include language, history, special occasions, and values. I sing to my own guitar accompaniment and to backing tracks from my stylistically diverse albums “Give Me an RRR!” and Pirate PaRRRty! I appear at schools, libraries, events, and parties throughout Northeastern North America. Find physical copies of my CDs and DVDs at Smugglers' Notch Resort and Buttered Noodles, and online at CD Baby. Find downloads on iTumes, Amazon, and other sites. Safe sailin'!
Camp Sangamon
Camp Sangamon offers a rustic, outdoors experience for young men. Boys are in charge of their own schedule, choosing from 15 activities daily. Two-, three-, five- or 8-week sessions available. Meet boys ages 9-14 from around the world. Three-year leadership program, ages 15-17. Our sister camp Betsey Cox is next door, allowing for the best of girls' and coed camping experiences
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
In Girl Scouting, a girl’s experience is limited only by her imagination. Girls make new friends, try new things, and explore their passions in a safe, nurturing environment. Girls grow in confidence as they develop their full potential and feel empowered to make the world a better place. Through the Girl Scout Cookie program, girls earn funds for their own adventures while learning essential skills for the future. Girl Scouting has been building girls of courage, confidence, and character for more than 100 years. Join us! See www.girlscoutsgwm.org or call Michelle Beam at 888-474-9686 x4144.
The Edge
With 5 locations in Chittenden County, The Edge is a convenient choice for health clubs, childcare, camp activities and physical therapy. Each location offers their own programs, camps and activities. Check the website for more information.
The Center for Breastfeeding at Central Vermont Medical Center
The Center for Breastfeeding at Central Vermont Medical Center helps you establish and enjoy your breastfeeding experience. This comprehensive service provides all the education, tools and support you need.
Champlain College
Mediation Listings – Have a handle on conflict? The Champlain College Masters program in Mediation & Applied Conflict Studies allow you to develop and practice the skills you need to guide conflict-resolution processes through face-to-face learning, field work and online course work - preparing you to be an effective and artful mediation practitioner.
Fort Ticonderoga
Embark on an adventure! Experience an action-packed day with weapons demos, museum exhibits, living history, family programs & more! Explore the 2,000 acres of the Fort’s stunning Adirondack landscape with garden tours, hiking trails and canoe rentals. Hike or drive to the summit of Mount Defiance for a birds-eye view of Fort Ticonderoga’s strategic military landscape. A 6-acre Heroic Corn Maze opens August 15th. For more information on special events, daily programs, and battle re-enactments, visit www.fortticonderoga.org to see what’s happening throughout the season. Rain or shine there’s something for everyone at America’s Fort™! Open daily rain or shine 9:30am-5:00pm, May 10th-November 2nd, 2014.
Monteverdi Music School
Monteverdi Music School is Central Vermont’s community music school. At the heart of a vibrant musical community, we bring together professional, amateur, and aspiring musicians to share their talents and appreciation of music. Monteverdi Music School is pleased to offer private instruction in the following areas and instruments: Bass Guitar Cello Clarinet English Horn Flute Guitar Jazz Improvisation Mandolin Oboe Percussion Piano Saxophone Suzuki Violin Theory and Composition Trumpet Viola Violin Voice Our faculty teach in a variety of styles and methods. Lessons are available to all ages and abilities. We offer 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons. Teaching, learning, playing, and sharing music together enriches and connects us all — teachers, students, families, and community. We hope you will join us!
Smugglers’ Notch Vermont, America’s Family Resort is internationally recognized as a leader in children’s programs! Recently voted the #1 Kid-Friendly Resort in the East, this Summer, Smugglers’ is inviting Vermont kids to experience supervised programs in the Green Mountains with fun and adventure at the core! Four unique tracks are offered Monday – Friday, June 15 to July 31, for ages 5 –15. Daily offerings are divided by age groups and include Nature & Hiking, Adventure & Games, Arts & Crafts, or Sound & Stage. The best part is that the KIDS choose their interests and what they want to do daily! Sign-up today!
Marley Cakes
MarleyCakes is a unique bakery specializing in custom cakes, cupcakes and whoopie pies for special events. Choose from a variety of original flavors or work with owner and baker Laura to create your own unique flavor. Adults can choose from their "Cocktail Cakes", special flavors designed to taste like popular alcoholic drinks such as the Irish Car Bomb and Gin and Tonic. Visit the website more more flavors, prices and photos!
CVMC offers ongoing sessions of prenatal education and birthing classes for women starting their 7th and 8th month of pregnancy.  All instructors are certified childbirth instructors.
Camp Betsey Cox
Betsey Cox, a rustic, outdoors experience for young women. Girls are in charge of their own schedule. Choosing from 15 activities daily. Two-, three-, five- or 8-week sessions available. Meet girls ages 9-14 from around the world. Three-year leadership program, ages 15-17. Our brother camp, Sangamon, is next door allowing for the best of girls and coed camping experiences
Power Play Sports
Lamoille County's leader in new and used sporting goods of all kinds. From ski and snowboard leases and rentals to bikes, skate and team sports we do it ALL. Bring your used gear in and trade into the new size or style for the kids. Service includes tuning, sharpening and more all at the best prices around.
Vermont Nanny Connection
Vermont Nanny Connection, LLC is a local owned and operated, full-service childcare agency specializing in placing babysitters, full-time, part-time and temporary nannies in Vermont. VNC nannies are exceptionally qualified, CPR/First Aid trained and have undergone a strict recruitment and screening process to ensure your child will be in good hands.
Bridge School
Bridge School was founded 35 years ago and continues to be a school focused on high quality education, community and respect.  We believe that children best achieve an excellent education in a positive atmosphere where their voices are heard, where they exercise choice every day in significant areas and are truly engaged in their own education.  Our goal is to kindle and nurture an active passion for learning. Kids at Bridge School experience all classes in small multi-age groups, which strengthens our commitment to community in a very deep sense.  We work deliberately and cooperatively, as teachers and students, recognizing and respecting our strengths and our challenges.
Orchard Valley Waldorf School, Child's Garden Campus
Summer fun for ages 3-8 at our beautiful Child’s Garden campus in Montpelier! We’ll explore a different nature and art theme through story, song, games, and crafts each week, enjoying creative indoor and outdoor play, fiber arts, cooking, water play, and gardening each day. Weekly themes: Mother Earth’s Garden, Forest Animals, Gnomes & Fairies, Frogs in the Pond, Bees & Butterflies, Water Fun, Happy Trails, and Peter Rabbit’s Garden. June 15-August 7th; no camp week of June 29th. See our Summer Camp program online [www.ovws.org/programs/summer-camp/] for details and to register!
Oak Meadow School
Oak Meadow's progressive, experiential homeschooling curriculum for kindergarten to grade 12 provides students with the educational freedom and flexibility to explore their interests, talents, and passions. Our student-centered, nature-based approach allows families to set their own natural rhythm of learning and encourages creativity, critical thinking, and intellectual development through hands-on activities and interdisciplinary projects. The curriculum can be used independently or by enrolling in our fully accredited distance learning school. Visit oakmeadow.com or call 802-251-7250 to speak with an experienced Educational Counselor for more information.
Sparkle Stories
Sparkle Stories produces original audio stories for children. Each week Sparkle Stories delivers audio stories to families around the world. Our stories are simple, delightful and filled with a sense of wonder. They inspire children to play, to marvel, to laugh, and to be kind. How to enjoy Sparkle Stories? You can subscribe to any of our eight original Story Series, and hear new stories each Friday. Or try one of our many Audio Books. We also have stories for travel, and story packages to give as Gifts. Each week, we share a free story on the Sparkle iTunes Podcast!
Camp Common Ground
Founded in 1994, Camp Common Ground is an inter-generational family camp designed to provide families with a healthy and happy bonding experience while weaving in elements of nature education, arts, music, wellness, sports, and fun! Camp Common Ground prides itself on welcoming all definitions of "family" and cultivating a sense of community among campers. Camp Common Ground is 100% solar-powered and features a private swimming pond, tennis courts, hiking trails, a campfire pit, and more! Sliding-scale fees include lodging in a tent, cabin, or lodge; all meals (local, organic, and vegetarian); and all activities. Camperships are available.
The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is much more than northern New England’s museum of natural history – it’s a place to explore the wonders of our world! Take a trip through the cosmos in Vermont’s only public planetarium. Wander through galleries with animals and artifacts from around the world in this amazing Victorian “cabinet of curiosities.” The Museum is an unforgettable family adventure in St. Johnsbury. The Fairbanks Nature Store features puzzles, games, cards, books and more to help you explore the nature of your world. Check our website for events throughout the year.
Shelburne Craft School
For the 2015 Season, Shelburne Craft School is offering a total of twelve day camps each one week long. Space is limited and camps fill up quickly. Prospective campers are encouraged to enroll early. Camps take place at Shelburne Craft School’s beautiful, historic campus. Youth work in real, active artist and craft studios around equipment and around projects that adult artists and crafters have been making. The commitment to genuine craft and authentic experience makes Shelburne Craft School’s camps unique among the arts-and-crafts camps in Chittenden County. Summer Camps At A Glance Age 5-7 CAMP: Outer Space 6/22/2015 to 6/26/2015 CAMP: Music 7/6/2015 to 7/10/2015 Ages 8-10 CAMP: Clay Robots 6/22/2015 to 6/26/2015 CAMP: Magical World 7/6/2015 to 7/10/2015 CAMP: Flight of Fancy 7/13/2015 to 7/17/2015 CAMP: Transportation 7/20/2015 to 7/24/2015 CAMP: Design It 7/27/2015 to 7/31/2015 Ages 11-14 CAMP: Metals & Clay Wheel 6/22/2015 to 6/26/2015 CAMP: Clay & Wood 7/6/2015 to 7/10/2015 CAMP: Sculpture 7/13/2015 to 7/17/2015 CAMP: Makers Camp 7/20/2015 to 7/24/2015 CAMP: Archery 7/27/2015 to 7/31/2015
Annette's Preschool
Annette’s Preschool is a 5 STAR early care and education program. We offer part-time and full-time care for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years in our newly certified Eco-Healthy Childcare buildings, as well as summer/vacation camps. We are a child-centered, developmentally appropriate center where children play to learn and learn to grow! Our A-B-C Mission is to Achieve enhanced professional development for our teachers, Build a community where families feel connected to each other and the wider community; and to Cultivate sustainable business practices and environmental choices to provide the healthiest learning environment for our children and staff. For more about us visit, and
The Center for Technology, Essex Preschool
The CTE Preschool is a state licensed, Reggio Emilia inspired preschool. We encourage children to explore interests by providing an environment rich in materials. We provide a focus on early math, literacy, science and art. Daily schedule includes free play, circle/story, art, snack and gross motor time each class. We help children to resolve conflicts through guided conversation and positive reinforcement. The preschool is run by the Childhood Education/ Human Services program at the Center for Technology, Essex. The high school students work as student teachers in the preschool classes. A licensed teacher supervises the class at all times. Lissa Bogner, Preschool Supervisor
YMCA Camp Greylock
Coed day camp for children 6-15 years Get out into the great outdoors! Camp Greylock offers free transportation to its lakeside camp from seven communities including Winooski, Colchester, Charlotte, South Burlington, Burlington, Ferrisburgh and Williston. The Y provides a complimentary nutritious lunch too! Your child will spend as much time outdoors as possible enjoying swimming, canoeing, art, archery, team sports, drama and an exploration of the natural world. Learning through play is the Y way. We teach team building and other life skills that help children feel a sense of belonging and personal achievement. $205 a week.
Operation Military Kids
Coordinated by University of Vermont Extension 4-H, OMK Vermont helps the community understand the full cycle of deployment and its impact on children and families. In a state like Vermont, where there is no military base to connect them, military children can be invisible to coaches, teachers and community. OMK provides educational, recreational and support activities to children and youth of service men and women in Vermont - building community connections for kids, empowering teens to share their stories and helping them to educate the community about the realities of the deployment cycle.
Camp Invention
Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for children entering grades 1-6. Camp Invention gives boys and girls the opportunity to investigate circuits, disassemble household appliances and much more! As they dream, build and make discoveries, they will have a chance to examine science and technology concepts during team-building exercises. Locations throughout your area! Availibility is limited so please visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to find a location near you. Our Instructors and Staff: Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.
Billings Farm & Museum
Your family’s gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage. Explore the working dairy farm, with its Jersey herd, horses, sheep, oxen and chickens; the 1890 Farm House, engaging farm life exhibits, plus family-centered interactive programs, and events. May – Oct., 10–4pm and Nov. & Dec. weekends, 10-4pm. Education programs year-round.
This store has undergone changes since Karen Alderman bought it in May 2012 and renamed it Karen’s Kloset. The most recent addition to this women’s consignment store is maternity clothing. Name brands, from Old Navy – Motherhood Maternity. Clothing is inexpensive, regardless of name brand. Buy used maternity clothing and afterwards, bring it back for store credit for post pregnancy-clothing. Why spend 2-3x more for new clothes that you will only wear for a short time? Inventory constantly changes, weekly specials. Specializing in friendly and one-on-one customer service. Come in and see why customers say it’s such a fun place to shop! Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karens-Kloset/396699767018419?id=396699767018419&sk=info
The Edge
With 5 locations in Chittenden County, The Edge is a convenient choice for health clubs, childcare, camp activities and physical therapy. Each location offers their own programs, camps and activities. Check the website for more information.
Lake Champlain Waldorf School
The Lake Champlain Waldorf School offers a dynamic pre-K through 12th grade curriculum, integrating academics, arts, music, athletics and environmental stewardship. Waldorf education is the fastest-growing independent school movement in the world, and it provides a rich and in-depth learning experience that nurtures the whole child.
BCA Center
BCA offers four different drop-in programs for children ages 0-19 and their families at both of their Burlington locations; The BCA Center on Church Street and the Print and Clay Studio on Main Street below Memorial Auditorium.

Our Summer Camp program features over 70 half and full day week-long camps for ages 3-18 in clay, printmaking, photography, clay, visual arts and more in the heart of Downtown Burlington. Join us for a fun, creative and hands-on summer! Full and partial scholarships available. BCA members receive 10% off!
Chittenden Solid Waste District
CSWD comes to your summer program with loads of fun games, skits, compost tours, and other activities to teach kids about what they can do to keep Vermont awesome by avoiding adding more unwanted items to our one landfill. From camp and scout leaders to parents with bored neighborhood kids, we want to hear from you! Our Youth Outreach Coordinator will captivate your children as they embark on a journey involving bugs, physical activities, experiments, crafts and lots of educational fun surrounding recycling, composting, and reducing their environmental impact. Let their imaginations run wild! Besides, it’s all FREE.
Seminary Art Center
Seminary Art Center is dedicated to providing arts and cultural experiences for all ages through ongoing classes, workshops, camps, and studio access. Our efforts are founded on the belief that creativity through art is essential for the development of youth and necessary for a vibrant adulthood and enriching our community. Seminary Art Center is in a period of dynamic transition. Please check our website periodically for updates on unfolding summer camp fun. Don’t wait, enroll today!
South End Kitchen
The South End Kitchen is a place to savor simple, seasonal fare, connect over a shared love of food, and have a deeper experience with chocolate. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dessert, the South End Kitchen is a café, education kitchen, and the home of Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker. Our café features breakfast and lunch, specialty coffees and hot chocolate drinks, donuts, desserts, and pastries. Abundant seating and a crackling fireplace make the café a warm place to gather, and the adjacent education kitchen buzzes with activity during cooking and chocolate making classes.
Stern Center for Language and Learning
The non-profit Stern Center for Language and Learning offers customized instruction, learning evaluations, and communication services. Our professional staff consists of evaluators, instructors, and coaches. Ranging from teachers, special educators, specialists, diagnosticians, and Speech Language Pathologists, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to build upon your child’s strengths and address areas of difficulty. We help all learners including those with learning differences, learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, language delays, a desire for enrichment, concerns about taking SAT/ACT tests, and those struggling with communication challenges, such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Please inquire about scholarships.
Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures
A unique summer camp for boys ages 10-14 in the heart of the Green Mountains. At Night Eagle, we live in tipis and do things that boys did hundreds of years ago - learn survival skills (fire making with flint & steel or bow drills, plant identification, tracking, camouflage), create lots of craft items (birchbark baskets, moccasins), go on hikes, canoe, swim, and play lots of games (Buffalo Robe, Stalk the Chief and Slack 'Em to name a few)! Through these activities and the slower pace of life in camp, boys naturally develop a deeper respect for the land and learn to live and play together in a spirit of cooperation rather than competition. ACA accredited
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Over 30 summer camps for creative kids and teens in acting, singing, dance, radio, film, comedy, puppetry, improv, jazz music, musical theater, and more! Camp themes include Monty Python, Wizards, Pirates, Ninjas, Aliens, and many other favorite stories and characters. 10-19-year-olds ready to perform can audition for three summer musicals: Disney’s Little Mermaid , Jr., Bat Boy, and Once On This Island. Professional faculty, ties to Vermont’s premiere stages, and after-camp care for working parents make the Flynn a terrific place to get creative!
Heartworks Preschools - Burlington, Shelburne, Williston, & Stowe
The Heartworks Schools are NAEYC accredited preschools and summer programs. We provide a warm and enriching environment for childhood play and learning. Our focus is on viewing the child as a growing individual and on expanding his or her abilities to experience life to the fullest. Summer programs are also available.
Green Mountain Glaze
This Paint your own pottery Studio offers a large variety of pottery ready to be painted that day! All pottery is microwavable, dishwasher safe, and nontoxic. Pottery ranges from $4-$35. Painters fee starts at $8. Pick up finished pottery 2-3 day later. This studio makes for the perfect family activity and us great for gifts. Fun for all ages and open 7 days a week. In addition to the pottery studio, we provide a private party room, as well as, painting, clay, and photography classes. The studio also offers a small pottery gallery filled with Vermont Made Art.
The Renaissance School
The Renaissance School is an independent, co-educational, elementary day school, located at Shelburne Farms. The Renaissance School offers inquiry-based learning with a strong focus in differentiated education for Mathematics and Language Arts. Outdoor learning often takes place as all of the aspects of Shelburne Farms are incorporated into the curriculum. Summer camp programs are also available.
Jamie Two Coats Toy Shop
Jamie Two Coats Toy Shop, located in the heart of Shelburne, has been in business for 20 years. The welcoming shop is full of toys from around the world as well as clothing for ages up to 4, including Zutano. Many choices for awesome baby gifts that are safe and unique. Open 7 Days a week. Come in and visit today!
The Willowell Foundation
The Willowell Foundation is proud to host eight different camps on our 230-acre property in Monkton, Vermont. Our camps bring children closer to the land and to each other— combining imaginative play, nature studies, leadership, art, and mentoring. Join skilled, enthusiastic, and caring leaders in one of our programs for children ages 4-17. Camps like: Routed Youth Leadership; Puppets, Nature and Movement; Fast Break and Flow Basketball; Lord of the Rings; Coyote Clan; or Jedi Training. The Willowell Foundation strives to cultivate healthy communities by connecting people to the arts, education, the environment, and each other. Come explore the land.
Susan Fay - A Mediation Partnership
In private practice since 1989, 20+ years experience. Specializing in Separation and Divorce, Post-Divorce, Blended Families, Same Sex Couples. Offices in Winooski and St. Albans. I work cooperatively with my clients throughout this process. I speak with each client confidentially prior to the first session. I schedule between 1.5 - 2 hours for each session. I charge by the hour and payment is due at the end of each session. For a complete divorce, most couples meet with me between 3 - 6 times depending upon how complicated their finances, how volatile are the emotions, and how able or motivated they are to do some work together outside of sessions. Upon request, I can provide my clients with a list of "mediation friendly" attorneys. If my clients are represented, I may communicate with the attorneys on occasion, either between sessions or once a final agreement is drafted. I also work with clients who choose not to consult with attorneys.
Lyric Theatre
As part of the educational mission of Lyric Theatre Company, we are proud to present LyricKids; a youth musical theatre summer camp program! “LyricKids” seeks to provide an enriching, high quality and fun-filled musical theatre experience for youth and teens. Through the process of producing a musical theatre performance, participants will increase their knowledge and skills in both the technical and performing aspects of musical theatre. 2015 Camp Dates: July 13-17(ages 9-12), July 20-24 (ages 9-12) & July 27-July 31 (ages 13-17). Check out lyrictheatrevt.org or call (802) 658-1484Call: (802) 658-1484 for more information.
Girls Rock Vermont
Girls Rock Vermont is a day camp for girls ages 8-18. Over the course of a week, campers learn an instrument (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or vocals), form a band, write original songs and perform at a rock venue. Instruments are provided and scholarships are available. No musical experience required.
Central Vermont Medical Center's Garden Path Birthing Center
Our Philosophy of Birth A woman's body is designed to give birth. Her inner wisdom will lead her. Every birth is unique. We support and accompany each woman along the birth journey while protecting her emotional security, safety, and sense of privacy. Celebrating with a birthing woman and her family is the highest honor.
It’s never too soon to start learning (and having fun) in the kitchen! In our Learning Center, we offer an array of cooking classes for kids of all ages that are interactive, educational, and always entertaining. We work together in teams to tackle all sorts of different recipes like Frushi (Fruit Sushi!), Enchiladas, or Pumpkin Pancakes and learn techniques, kitchen safety, knife skills, and nutrition along the way. Each Kids in the Kitchen class is a new & exciting experience and we love helping your little chefs blossom with kitchen confidence! See http://www.healthylivingmarket.com/vermont/learning-center/to view and sign up for classes!
Green Mountain Youth Symphony
The GMYS mission is to create a community of young musicians from northern and central Vermont through the performance of great music. Now in our second decade, GMYS offers three orchestras, a wind ensemble and eurhythmics/solfège classes for young musicians of all skill levels. Placement auditions are held each spring. Financial assistance is available. We rehearse on Saturdays in the Montpelier area from September – April. All ensembles play in our concerts in December and April. GMYS musicians also perform for the Montpelier Independence Day Celebration most years. GMYS offers a Creative Arts & Music Program (CAMP) for intermediate-advanced musicians each summer. COME PLAY WITH US!
Rosie's Girls
A program of Vermont Works for Women Essex Junction: June 22-July 10 * Barre: July 20-Aug. 7 (Mondays-Fridays, 9-4:30)   A three-week summer day camp that helps build strong, confident girls through exploration of the skilled trades. Girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades get hands-on instruction in STEM-related activities and trades such as carpentry, welding and auto repair, and participate in art, games, swimming and self-defense. It’s a safe, supportive, girl-centered environment emphasizing leadership, teamwork and healthy body image – with tons of fun woven in! A place where girls can get their hands dirty and take positive risks. Tiered tuition (up to $900) Generous financial aid available!
 
Davis Studio offers a variety of innovative camps that encourage students to dive into dozens of artistic and creative possibilities. We support our students' imaginations and nurture their unique talent and vision. Choose from 38 different weeklong day camp options for children and teens (ages 4 - 17). Camps include: Treehouse Architecture, Sculpture, Drawing, Artsy Chef, Fashion Design, Graffiti, Cartooning, Architecture & Interior Design, Folk Art Painting, Frozen Winter Wonderland, Super Secret Spy Camp, Mapping Imaginary Lands, Art & Geometry, Teeny Tiny Town, Marvelous Machines, Mad for Mythology, Preschool Art & more. Camp hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (aftercare available until 5:30 p.m.)
Lake Adventure Camp
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offers twelve exciting new Lake Adventure Camps, on the Burlington waterfront in partnership with Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, and in Vergennes. Week-long day camps in June, July and August, for students ages 4 to 16 years old combine shipwreck discovery, lake ecology, maritime skills, native and colonial life. These on-water and underwater discovery experiences are designed to inspire a new generation of adventure historians, scientists, collectors, and stewards of Lake Champlain. Shuttle service available for Basin Harbor camps with pick-up and drop-off in Burlington and Shelburne. Registration is now open, online at www.lcmm.org.
Milarepa Center
The annual Family Camp uniquely offers a foundation of Tibetan Buddhist thinking and mindfulness practices, combined with fun and creative activities — all within 276 acres of serene beauty. Your whole family will enjoy nature walks, art projects, Zen archery, yoga, campfires, water bowl offerings, talent show, meditation, swordplay, fire puja ritual, mantra recitation, and animal liberation! Beloved visiting teacher, Geshe Ngawang Tenley, again leads the Family Camp, and will give Dharma talks for adults. Designed for children ages 3 - 14. July 30th – August 2nd. Registration fee includes dormitory lodging or tent camping, meals, snacks, and materials for art projects.
This summer come dance with the best at VBTS! Week long ballet themed camps for ages 3-9. Week long ballet Mini-Intensive for ages 12-18. Weekly ballet classes for young dancers - adults & beginner – advanced. Summer Intensive for Teens Ages 13 – 18: Beginner-Intermediate. July 27 - July 31 & August 3 - August 7. Week long dance intensive for the teen dancer who wants to take their dance training to a higher level, prepare for dance in college, musical theater, or high school dance team. Or maybe your dream has been to dance en pointe? Classes offered in ballet, variations, pointe, pointe prep, jazz, lyrical, modern, choreography and more. Contact: Alexander Nagiba, Artistic Director
 
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