I believe that a woman’s happiness affects not only herself but everyone around her: her partner, her kids, her friends, her co-workers.
I believe that if a woman is living the life of her dreams her relationships will be happier, her children better adjusted, her friendships stronger, and her work more successful.
I’m a certified Vermont based Life Coach who offers personal life coaching for moms. Together we create a plan so that you will be happier, your children will thrive, your relationships will flourish, and your career will soar- even if your days are jam-packed, chaotic and exhausting.
Our Summer Camp program features over 70, week-long, half and full day camps for ages 6 - 18 in clay, printmaking, photography, digital design, painting, drawing & jewelry. Join us for a fun, creative and hands-on summer in our studios! Full and partial scholarships available. BCA members receive 10% off!
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!
The Willowell Foundation is proud to host thirteen camps on our 230-acre property in Monkton, Vermont. Our camps bring children closer to the land and to each other— combining adventure play, nature studies, leadership skills, the arts, and farming.
Join skilled and caring leaders in: Rooted Youth Leadership; Stir the Soup Feed the Soil; Chipmunk Clan; Coyote Clan; Witchcraft and Wizardry; Basketball Camp; or Jedi Training.
The Willowell Foundation strives to cultivate healthy communities by connecting people to the arts, education, the environment, agriculture, and each other. Check out other great programs like our nature-based preschool: Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool.
For over 98 years 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.
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Rosie’s Girls® is a one-week summer day camp that helps girls develop grit, connection and expanded possibilities as they explore hands-on STEM- and trades-related activities. Girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades practice the skills of carpenters and engineers as they invent, design and build cooperative projects. It’s a safe, supportive, girl-centered environment and emphasizes friendship, teamwork and healthy body image – with tons of fun woven in! A place where girls can get their hands dirty, take positive risks and try something new.
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.
Summer Ecology and Adventure Camp for children ages 6-14. Week long sessions of Day and Overnight camp. Activities include nature study, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, art, gardening, camp craft, animal tracking, orienteering and swimming. Most activities take place on the 500-acre Hazenís Notch Conservation Lands, a private conservation area including forests with well maintained trails, wildflower meadows, beaver ponds, and a mountain. The HNA Summer Camp has gained a reputation for excellence in developing an awareness and respect for the environment, outdoor skills, self-confidence, cooperation and leadership. Non-profit, member-supported, founded in 1994.
Dirt Divas is a one-week winter & summer day camp that helps middle schoolers develop grit, peer connection and expanded possibilities through adventure activities. Campers in or entering 6, 7 and 8th grades practice mountain bike skills and rock climbing, and also participate in art, games and swimming. It’s a safe, supportive, youth-centered environment that emphasizes friendship, teamwork and healthy body image – with tons of fun woven in!
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 23rd season. One camper calls it "The Real Deal"! Carol MacDonald is a master printmaker, artist and teacher.
Summer Camps for children ages 3 - 6
The 3 Little Pigs, July 10-13:
The pigs need to build a shelter that protects them from wind and rain and the big bad wolf.
Fairy Houses, July 17-20
For those who believe that woodland fairies inhabit mossy tree trunk bungalows.
Wild and wooly weaving, July 24-27
We’ll use ropes and twine, yarn, wool and fabric strips to create weavings, banners, mats and dancing ribbons.
Salad Extravaganza, July 31-August 3
Kale, cabbage, carrots and beans. What kinds of crazy salads can we create?
Messy Materials, August 7-10
Clay, paint, paper pulp, ooblick, sand and mud!
Papermaking, August 14-17
Transform recycled paper scraps and garden pickings into intriguing handmade paper.
9:00 am-2:00 pm, Mon.-Thu., $175.00/ week. (Scholarships available.)
Contact Laurie Shelton at email@example.com or 802.658.2538
Evolution Kids Yoga Camps combine active yoga time with games, crafts, mindfulness and FUN. Our summer camps take place along the Burlington waterfront, so we'll have plenty of outside time for discovery and play in our Nature Yogis Camps for ages 5-8, Yoga and Community Activism Camps for ages 8-10, and Yoga and Sailing Camps for ages 6-10. Yoga helps children become attuned to their bodies on the inside and out - join us for some yoga-filled fun! Register early, space is limited.
June 26th-30th, 8:45am-4:00pm
Winds, brass, percussion entering grades 6-9
Strings entering grades 5-9
VYOA Summer Symphony Camp is a great way to introduce young musicians to symphony and jazz orchestra. This week-long program is designed to provide a fun and supportive environment for exploring these new avenues of ensemble playing. All students will participate in both orchestras performing a wide range of musical styles, giving them an opportunity to experiment with different musical genres. Campers make new friends playing chamber music and participating in other fun electives. Financial aid is available. For more information, please visit www.vyo.org/special-programs/summer-symphony-camp/
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
Jazz Improvisation Mandolin
Suzuki Violin Theory and Composition
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!
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 my MUSIC: iTunes, Amazon, Google Music Store, CD Baby, Beats Music, Spotify, Smugglers' Notch Resort, Rhapsody, Rumblefish, Deezer and more locations. Safe sailin' and happy singin'!
With a mission “to develop young people as artists, citizens, and leaders through the shared pursuit of musical excellence,” the VYOA is committed to providing experiences for students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Over 300 students participate in our orchestras, string training programs, choruses, subsidized lesson program, and camps. Rug Concerts, for ages 5 & under, introduce children to classical music in an intimate, child-friendly setting. Music Inspires, our community engagement program, reaches over 3,000 schoolchildren annually through group lessons, after-school programs, school-day performances, and instruments at no cost to students, their families, or their schools. Visit www.vyo.org for more information.
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
Kevin Sneddon Hockey School is a premier hockey camp in Vermont. We offer a 4-day experience at the University of Vermont for ages 5-8 and 9-12. There is 1.5 hours of on-ice instruction as well as 1.5 hours of off-ice instruction designed to develop the necessary skills to improve performance. UVM coaches, current UVM players, and former college players instruct players in a positive and fun manner. Professional coaching at an affordable rate!
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.
Camp Hoopla! Let’s Put on a Show!
June 20-24 for ages 8-14
Camp Hoopla! is back at Charlotte Central School for another week of summer fun! 8-14 year olds, join WOODY KEPPEL (aka. the endearing and eccentric character, Woodhead; http://www.woodykeppel.com/index.html,) and ANDY SMITH (aka. Mr. Smith, renowned music teacher extraordinaire at CCS, www.mightybass.net) for an unforgettable week of music, theatrical clowning, juggling and improvisation of all kinds, with an emphasis on FUN! Learn when to drop your punch line on stage and how to fake trip or give a funny double take. Learn to play a new instrument or have fun on stage with the one you already play! Camp Hoopla! will inspire students of all skill levels and aspirations, culminating with a performance of creative expressions on the last day of camp. For more information, contact Wendy Bratt at 802-777-1057, firstname.lastname@example.org . TO REGISTER, contact Nicole at the Charlotte Recreation Office: email@example.com.
Does your child have what it takes to lead in the 21st century? Young Hacks Academy is a summer day camp that uses technology to develop real-world leadership skills. Blending computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork, YHA teaches kids to build cool video games about big challenges facing the world today, such as climate change, homelessness, and endangered wildlife. As serious as we are about exploring technology, YHA is also committed to having fun away from the screen, moving campers outside each day for unplugged games like treasure hunts and riddle relays. No programming experience is required. YHA Agent Training for Ages 9-12 and YHA Beta Masters for Ages 12-15 will be held throughout Vermont and New England. Cost is $375. Space is limited.
Mountain Moon Farm is a full service horse boarding, lesson, and training business run out of Country Cedars Farm in scenic Charlotte, VT. Offering two sessions of camp during summer 2017: July 17-21 and August 7-11. Year-round lessons for students of all ages and levels. Unbeatable quality of care for horses and instruction for riders at a gorgeous 163-acre property. Heated tack room, viewing room, and bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor arena, both with great footing. Fantastic turnout. Trainer is a qualified professional and is CPR/First Aid certified. Contact Annie for more information.
Summer is all about fun, new friends, and exciting adventures.
Community Sailing Center summer camps are designed to teach kids ages 6 through 17 the safety, skill, and joy involved in the life-long sport of sailing. Organized by age group and led by certified instructors, camp options include sailing-only and multi-activity camps that blend sailing and another sport or hobby. Week-long camps take place throughout the summer with several sessions to choose from. The Community Sailing Center offers early drop-off/late pickup options as well as scholarships to accommodate each family’s needs.
Since 2001 GMYS has been creating a community of young musicians from northern and central Vermont through the performance of great music. GMYS offers three orchestras so young musicians of all skill levels can explore the exciting world of classical music. 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 a community based outdoor concert most summers. GMYS offers a Creative Arts & Music Program (CAMP) for intermediate-advanced musicians each summer. COME PLAY WITH US!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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CODER CAMP FOR GIRLS (days)
VERMONT TECH - Williston Campus
July 17 - 21
Coder Camp for Girls (brand new day camp) - Geared for rising 8th- 10th grade girls (13-16 years) to bring their creativity and translate that into an active software coding environment; experience developing a program of their own design, have fun with SCRATCH, a friendly robust program designed by MIT plus others. Campers build leadership skills through team building activities, harness big ideas, gain essential programming skills, hear and learn from faculty and industry professionals, take field trips to local businesses, make new friends and have loads of fun -all at a very affordable price.
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.
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A co-ed day camp for kids who have completed kindergarten up to 12 years old, Camp Koda is located in several area communities with a focus on achievement, belonging and relationships. Koda locations are Burlington, Georgia, Waterbury, and Essex (Essex Elementary and Founders School – Founders is for kids who have completed 3rd – 8th grades). A typical day at Camp Koda includes free play, group games, quiet times, and choice time where kids choose among sports & recreational games, skill building, literary activities, arts, outdoor adventure, nature activities, and STEAM activities. With hours from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Camp Koda is perfect for working parents. Fee: $155 for three day option and $200 for 5 day option. State subsidy is accepted at Camp Koda.
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!
Orchard Valley Waldorf School offers early education through grade 8. Little Lambs Child Care Center in Montpelier serves children from 6 weeks to 3 years. Our Montpelier Child’s Garden campus serves children 2.5 to 6 years, and our 55-acre Main Campus in East Montpelier offers Early Childhood programs for ages 3.5 to 6, including Farm & Forest, and grades 1-8. All classes make full use of our beautiful 55-acre campus with orchards, forest, and a new small animal farm. Waldorf education awakens the whole child in harmony with the 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.
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'!
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
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!
A co-ed day camp for kids entering 1st – 6th grade, Camp Greylock is an outdoor learning and adventure camp that takes full advantage of its Lake Champlain shoreline and 287 acres of green and wooded natural beauty. Greylock is located at Kingsland Bay State Park on Lake Champlain in Ferrisburgh, Vermont. Free bus transportation from the Greater Burlington area provided. Greylock has been reimagined for 2017, with fewer campers each week and greater focus on nature and hands-on adventure. Archery, canoeing, swimming, building and cultivating a garden, nature-inspired art projects, and a Y counselor trained as a park interpreter are what await your child. Camp Greylock is a place where kids build skills, make friends and develop a sense of belonging. $220 per week. http://www.gbymca.org/youth-development/camp/greylock/
WBS is Northern Vermont's newest recreation destination. We've got gear to fuel your four season adventures. Bikes, Skis, Snowboards, athletic apparel and footwear, plus team sports like hockey and skates, soccer, baseball and lacrosse fill our store! Our full service shop has rentals, demos and tunes and repairs Skis, bikes and hockey skates. Get the expertise you need at great prices!
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!
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.
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 give 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! We have half-day and full-day option through the entire summer. Don’t forget about our adult programs just for you!
LCMM’s Lake Adventure Camps offer a variety of week-long activities designed for kids ages 7-16 led by highly experienced program staff, using the fleet of watercraft, replica vessels, and teaching facilities at our 4-acre campus beside the lake. Our programs promote learning, exercise, confidence and teamwork through outdoor, interactive fun. Build a boat, go canoeing, work with metal, learn snorkeling, get in touch with nature, build a robot (ROV), connect to local ecology, or master boating skills, and more. Camps in session mid-June through mid-August. Free shuttle service from Burlington and Middlebury. Information and registration at www.lcmm.org .
Summer Camp with Wildflowers Studio will be offered in our NEW location at Lang Farm in Essex Junction.
There are 3 half day camps available for ages 3 and up from 9am-12pm; Down to Earth, Be your Own Hero, and Paint and Play.
There are 3 full day camps available for ages 5 and up from 9am-3pm; TinkerBelles, Paint and Play All Day and Artful Science.
See our website https://wildflowerstudiobtv.com/summer-camps/ for full descriptions of all camps
In addition, in July we are offering 3 sessions of Down to Earth camps at the Miller Center in Burlington (register through parks and rec).
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.
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!
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
Art, Music, Movement, Theatre, and More! ArtisTree has what you need to be creative! Classes, workshops and camps for all ages, all abilities and all interests! Visit www.artistreevt.org for our full listings or to register or call 802-457-3500, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register now to reserve your space!
The Winooski Valley Park District (WVPD) is a cooperative partnership of seven member communities who share a common interest in protecting natural resources in the Winooski River Valley. The WVPD manages 1,750+ acres of conservation land in 18 parks and natural areas for public use and enjoyment. WVPD parks are open year-round, free of charge and offer hiking, walking, running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, kayak & canoe access, fishing, swimming, picnic areas and wildlife viewing opportunities. The WVPD offers environmental education for schools, afterschool programs, and operates two day camps. Volunteer and service learning opportunities available! Visit www.wvpd.org to learn more.
For ages 4-11
Learning, exploring, building, and discovering our connection to nature through crafts, gardening, forest play, and animal care, each three-week session focuses on a theme:
June 20 - July 8: Little Bear Theater Arts and Puppetry Camp
July 18 - August 5: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: Nature’s Art and Science Camp
August 8 – 26: Pioneer Days Camp. Families may register for 1, 2, or 3 weeks of a session.
Beautifully situated among apple orchards, forests, and fields along the Kingsbury Branch of the Winooski River on our 55-acre campus, every day begins and ends with a circle, songs, and a story gathering in our Sioux teepee around the cooking fire. A project-based activity based on the session’s theme is led each morning and afternoon by our guides.
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.
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!
Learn circus skills at any age! Smirkus Camp has open spots for young circus students ages 5-9 in Intro to Smirkus Camp (June 17th, 2017) and Smirkling Camp (June 22nd-23rd, 2017) sessions. For those campers who crave a longer sleepaway summer camp adventure, choose between 1 week and 2 week-long sessions! And adults, you can run away to the circus too. Join us for Big Kid Camp, the country’s only sleepaway summer circus camp for ages 21+ (August 20-27th, 2017). Visit http://www.smirkus.org/smirkus-camp/camp-sessions/ and http://www.smirkus.org/smirkus-camp/adult-camp/ for more info, dates and rates.
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.
Join us at Camp Bread & Butter for a week-long journey through the world of farming, outdoor survival skills, music, mindfulness, cooking, crafts, and epic group games guided by our talented and compassionate farm and wilderness education team. Camp Bread & Butter located on 143 acres of conserved farmland and forest nestled between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain with the Adirondacks standing sturdy in our western viewshed.
Trad Camp (folk music immersion camp) at the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture: July 31st – August 4th, 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.
Does your child like to learn nature skills, make crafts, share stories, and sing songs? Within a vibrant multigenerational community guided by skillful mentors, EarthWalk summer camp participants learn about one another and the land as they engage in hands-on outdoor activities. EarthWalk also offers school-year programs for children and families, including our monthly Village Skills Workshops, which teach fun and practical primitive nature skills in a family-friendly setting. With a variety of programs to inspire natural curiosity and connect youth ages 6-18 with nature, there is sure to be a program that your child or teen will love!
Once Upon a Child buys kids gently used clothing, toys, books, shoes and much more and sells them at up to 70% off retail! Because we buy from our customers every day, our inventory changes by the hour so you can shop often for the greatest deals. Once Upon a Child is locally owned and operated and is located in the Taft Corners Shopping Center in Williston.
JUNE 20-24 or JULY 11-15
FOR GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 9-10
Rosie’s Girls overnight STEM & trades Leadership Camps for girls entering 9th and 10th grades help girls connect and expand possibilities as they explore careers and experience engineering, architecture, computer science, fire science, welding, building trades and more. The camps offer positive, safe, supportive, girl-centered environments, with teamwork, healthy body image and tons of fun! Girls can enhance their leadership skills, learn about career opportunities as well as get their hands dirty, express themselves and take positive risks! Modeled after Rosie’s Girls Day Camps by Vermont Works for Women. Affordable; all-inclusive 4-nights, 5-days with a career focused follow-up mentoring program.
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.
● Get answers to your questions.
● Learn a new view of your job as a parent and its simple job description to guide you
● Learn realistic expectations and parenting techniques so you can enjoy your kids and family more.
● Gain insight into your current difficulties and be guided on making changes to remedy them.
● Receive compassionate support and education by home visits in Chittenden County or in Essex Junction office.
The Saint Albans Museum (SAM) was constructed in 1861, and this historic site (a former school) has something for everyone. Discover the stories of the people and places that define northern Vermont as you explore two floors of exhibits and displays, including the St. Albans Raid (northernmost land-action of the Civil War), the railroad, local art, our French heritage, and more! The Research Room is open to the public by appointment, and the Bliss Room is available for meetings, weddings, and other special events. Self-paced or guided tours with a Museum ambassador are available. SAM is a Blue Star 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 seventeen new Lake Adventure Day Camps for students ages 7-16 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.
Rock Point Summer Camp - Caring for Creation, Caring for Neighbor, Caring for Self & Having FUN! Ideally located on Burlington's waterfront, one week sessions are arranged by age group and include both day camp and sleep away opportunities. At Rock Point Camp you can: Belong to a caring, cooperative community. Be a friend and make new friends. Enjoy daily cabin time. Explore 130 acres on the shores of Lake Champlain. Grow in confidence, independence and interdependence. Try new activities and learn new skills. Experience the sacredness of creation. Older, well trained counselors enable campers to develop bonds through shared work, play, and development of group interests. Traditional camp activities include: canoeing, campfires, S'mores, singing, archery, crazy games, outdoor living skills, sunset hikes, arts and crafts and more! Scholarships available.
Overnight and day camp options for boys. Camp Abnaki has been on Lake Champlain’s shores in North Hero for more than 100 years. Like a page ripped out of time, Abnaki has rustic cabins grouped in villages spread out over rolling acres along Lake Champlain. Tailor-made for boys who love to be active and are eager to explore, challenge themselves and play outdoors. Archery, swimming, sailing, kayaking, arts and crafts and so much more. Boys learn about themselves, build skills and develop self-esteem and a sense of belonging. Day camp includes free bus transportation with pick up points in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. Overnight camp has 1 and 2 week sessions. Learn more at campabnaki.org
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
1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 week sessions
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
Mansfield Cooperative is an independent school providing multi-age learning environments for students between grades 3-8. With a small student-teacher ratio and heightened parent involvement, we are able to provide students with individual work plans and interest-based projects. Students feel comfortable in this community to take risks and approach challenges in work that is related to real-life. We value mindfulness and practical life lessons, address emotional intelligence and executive functioning, and incorporate choice and independence into an integrated curriculum. Students lead their own research projects, and attend outings that extend their learning into their home, community, and beyond.
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
Your family’s gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage through family-friendly programs and activities. Explore the working dairy farm, featuring the Jersey herd, horses, sheep, and oxen, plus the daily afternoon milking of the herd; the restored and furnished 1890 Farm House, engaging farm life exhibits, and events. May – Oct., 10–5pm and weekends, Nov. - Feb, 10-4pm. Education programs year-round.
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Foodways Fridays (Food)
◦ Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28 Regular admission $4-14; free for children under 3.
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Programs for Preschoolers (Nature & Science)
◦ Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. Continues through May 25 $3-5; preregister.
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Cheese & Dairy Celebration (Fairs & Festivals)
◦ Sat., May 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., May 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular museum admission, $4-14; free for children under 3.
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Ice Cream Sundays (Food)
Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through June 26 Regular museum admission, $4-14; free for children under 3.