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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'!
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. • Staff Pick
Foodways Fridays (Food) ◦ Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28 Regular admission $4-14; free for children under 3. • Staff Pick
Programs for Preschoolers (Nature & Science) ◦ Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. Continues through May 25 $3-5; preregister. • Staff Pick
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. • Staff Pick 
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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! Rock Point Camp is a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. Scholarships available.
For over 96 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. Open House June 5th 2016 1pm-4pm
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
At Wildflowers Studio children play, experiment and tinker in innovative and exciting new ways. We give creative liberty for children to hypothesize and create according to their own developmental level and unique learning style. This promotes personal growth and academic enrichment, expands social skills, problem solving abilities, and motor dexterity. We offer two half day camps (ages 3 and up)--Paint and Play or Down to Earth for $150 each and two full day camps (ages 5 and up)---Creating Obstacle Courses or Builders and Creators for $275 each. Extended hours also available. For full camp descriptions visit wildflowerstudiobtv.com/summercamps/
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.
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, wbratt@gmavt.net . TO REGISTER, contact Nicole at the Charlotte Recreation Office: recreation@townofcharlotte.com.
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.​
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
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.
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 info@artistreevt.org. Register now to reserve your space!
The Willowell Foundation is proud to host eleven different camps on our 230-acre property in Monkton, Vermont. Our camps bring youth closer to the land and to each other— combining adventure, nature studies, leadership, art, farming, and mentoring. Join skilled, enthusiastic, and caring leaders in one of our programs for children ages 4-17. Camps like: Rooted Youth Leadership; Farm to Table Adventure; Fast Break and Flow Basketball; Chipmunk Clan; Tai Chi for Teens, 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. Scholarships available for all camps.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
For kindergarten graduates through 12 years old, Camp Koda is a full-day, coed summer day camp located in several area communities with a focus on achievement, belonging and relationships. Koda locations are: Burlington, Georgia, Underhill, 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: $145 for three day option and $190 for 5 day option. www.gbymca.org/youth-development/camp/koda
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Lake Adventure Camps offer a variety of week-long activities for kids ages 7-16 led by the Museum’s highly experienced program staff. Our programs promote learning, exercise, and teamwork through outdoor, interactive fun. Programs include our popular ROV Tech robotics program, canoeing and snorkeling, adventure ecology, archaeology, boating and more, in easy multiple-week combinations. Lake Champlain is the perfect place to learn about fish, explore new destinations, and discover shipwrecks. Weekly programs in June, July and August welcome, challenge and engage students of all skill levels and learning styles. Free shuttle service between Burlington, Shelburne and Vergennes. Details & registration www.lcmm.org .
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 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and transportation is provided by Camp Abnaki with pick up points in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. Learn more at campabnaki.org
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: • Burlington • Essex • Hanover (NH) • Middlebury • Montpelier • Newport • Rutland • Stowe • Woodstock Cost is $375. Space is limited.
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.
Our mission is to transform a passion for soccer into a lifetime of achievement by developing character and academic potential in a dedicated learning environment. Vermont Athletic is an independent middle school (5th-8th), recognized by the Vermont Department of Education and located at the field house in Shelburne VT. We accept applications on a rolling basis and now offer camps as an opportunity to discover the Vermont Athletic way of education and training, or to just keep sharp in core academics and soccer skills during vacation. Check us out at www.vermontathletic.com and find out how a dedicated athletic academy can provide a superior academic environment.
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!
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!
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
Renaissance Elementary 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.
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.
● 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.
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
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.
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.
Mansfield Cooperative is a K-8 school providing intimate, comfortable learning environments for multi-age groups (K-4, 5-8). 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 often lead their own research projects, including many outings that extend their learning into their home, community, and beyond.
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!
For 15 years the GMYS mission has been to create 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! www.facebook.com/GreenMountainYouthSymphony
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
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
Orchard Valley Waldorf School offers early education through grade 8 and parent-child classes on a beautiful 55-acre campus of rolling hills, fields, and orchards in central Vermont. NEW for 2016-17: Farm and Forest Program for ages 4-6, and a Birth to 3 Childcare Center both on our East Montpelier campus. Our Montpelier Child’s Garden campus offers an additional Preschool site right in the capital 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!
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!
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.
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. 2016 dates: Weeks of July 5th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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. Kindergarten- 12 years old Weekly Monday – Friday July 13 through August 12 7:30AM drop off, 4:45PM pick up Half Days or Full Days Montpelier Recreation Field
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
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. 2016 Camp Shows - Magic Tree House : Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS - July 18-22 (ages 8-10) & Space Pirates! - July 25-July 29 (ages 11-13). Both camps held in the theatre at Williston Central School. Check out lyrictheatrevt.org or call: (802) 658-1484 for more information.
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!
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.
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 teens, including our weekly Village School, after-school and Teen Land Project programs, as well as our Teen WILD weekends. 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!
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.
Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! Local educators lead the week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children entering grades 1-6. Boys and girls will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat, playing high-energy games and building original prototypes using real tools and components found in everyday devices. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Don’t miss out on brand new challenges. Discounts are available and spaces are limited, so sign up today.
Come see why readers of 7 Days voted Once Upon a Child Vermont’s Best Children’s Clothing Store 2014. 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.
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'!
For kids age 6 -15, Camp Greylock is a traditional coed day camp run by the Greater Burlington YMCA at Kingsland Bay State Park on Lake Champlain in Ferrisburgh, Vermont. Lunch, snack and transportation are all provided. Fun and games are just the start. Camp Greylock is a place where kids build skills, make friends and develop a sense of belonging. Y staff creates a community for campers ready to learn, play, and experience an outdoor environment with traditions found only at Camp Greylock. Campers will spend as much time as possible outside, enjoying the Kingsland Bay location with activities such as archery, swimming, team sports, canoeing, and environmental exploration. $210 per week. www.gbymca.org/youth-development/camp/greylock/
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 WVPD is a non-profit serving the communities of Burlington, Colchester, Essex, Jericho, South Burlington, Williston and Winooski. The WVPD manages over 1,700 acres 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. Rent the picnic pavilion at the Ethan Allen Homestead for your next birthday party or family reunion! Attend a community walk with the WVPDs educators to explore a new park or learn about local wildlife. Visit www.wvpd.org to learn more.
 
Learn circus skills at a young age! Smirkus Camp has open spots for kids ages 5 - 9 who are interested in getting a taste of circus and sleep-away summer camp. Young beginners can get all the magic of Smirkus in a safe camp environment for one day (Intro to Smirkus, June 19th) or a unique two day, one night camp experience (Smirkling Camp, June 20 - 21). It’s a great introduction to the circus arts for all the young clowns and novice acrobats in your house! Spaces are filling up! Visit smirkus.org/camp for more info, dates and rates.
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.)
We are all on the heroic journey of life. Make yours conscious and clarify your destination. Through transformative practices including breathwork, wilderness solo, and mindfulness you will find your inner truth and connect deeply with your peers and the earth. Inner Journeys, Ages 14-19: July 17-28, Sky Meadow Retreat Center, Standard, VT. Adventure Game Theater (Live Action Role Playing), Ages 12-19: August 15-21, Windridge, Roxbury, VT.
S.O.L.E. Camp is an outdoor education and recreation day-camp for campers, ages 6-12, to learn what it takes to be naturalist in the beautiful setting of at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Activities include wildlife tracking, habitat monitoring, gardening, science experiments, fishing, outdoor survival, and much, much more! Camp is held Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:30pm for eight week-long sessions starting the week of June 27 through the week of August 15. Each session will have a different theme. Cost is $200 per camper/session, scholarships are available. For more information and registration contact info@wvpd.org or call (802) 863-5744.
 
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    Turtle Lane Art & Nature Camp

    Shelburne, VT

    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…(more)

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