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Use this guide to learn about all the great summer camps and school vacation programs Vermont has to offer for your family.
Due to COVID-19, camp schedules listed here may not be accurate. Please check with individual camps for the most up-to-date information.
Water Wanderings

Water Wanderings

Hyde Park, VT

Water Wanderings is a five-day overnight summer camp on the Green River Reservoir in Hyde Park Vermont for young people ages 9-14. We develop resilience, solidarity and integrity through environmental education that integrates themes of justice, equity and inclusion. The Green River Reservoir and surrounding forests serve as our playground…(more)

Kroka Expeditions

Kroka Expeditions

Marlow, NH

Kroka is a farm-based wilderness expedition school in Marlow, NH. We believe in the power of nature and community to awaken our highest selves, and that appropriate risk-taking is a doorway to trust in ourselves and others. Summer at Kroka offers 36 unique expeditions for ages 9-19 in whitewater paddling,…(more)

Hosmer Point

Hosmer Point

Craftsbury Common, VT

Hosmer Point is a place campers call “home.” With only 90 campers, and a camper/counselor ratio of 3:1, our small size and emphasis on community builds friendships and respect. Perfect for first-time campers! Children direct their own schedules, fostering self confidence as they choose from activities such as: sculling, sailing,…(more)

Thrive After School and Summer Program

Thrive After School and Summer Program

Winooski, VT

Thrive is a state-licensed, 3-STAR childcare/enrichment program. Through our partnership with the Winooski School District, we seek to build a community where children can explore, learn, and grow during their after school hours and during the summer break from school. We have opportunities for outside time and other gross-motor play,…(more)

Shelburne Museum's LEAP (Learn and Play) Summer Art Camps

Shelburne Museum's LEAP (Learn and Play) Summer Art Camps

Shelburne, VT

Shelburne Museum’s summer camps offer experiences for ages 4-16. Engage your creative side, explore nature and create art inspired by the beautiful grounds of Shelburne Museum. Our exciting, fun hands-on days emphasize the creative process and offer new perspectives on Vermont and American artistic traditions. Camps available in June, July…(more)

Davis Studio

Davis Studio

South Burlington, VT

Davis Studio = Happy Campers! Imagine your child excited and motived to go to a summer camp, where not only do they have fun and make friends, but they also develop artistic expertise. Choose from dozens of engaging week-long camp options for young artists in 1st through 9th grade. Our…(more)

Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center

Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center

Burlington, VT

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…(more)

YMCA Camp IGNITE

YMCA Camp IGNITE

Burlington, VT

YMCA Camp IGNiTE is a day camp for girls age 8 - 14 that will Inspire Girls in Nature, Technology, and the Environment! Located on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, eight 1-week sessions are available. In addition to the weekly themed activities, campers will practice stewardship and gain…(more)

Montpelier Recreation Department

Montpelier Recreation Department

Montpelier, VT

Montpelier Recreation offers a variety of quality affordable programs for all ages! Take a swim—or a lesson--in our huge outdoor pool. Hit the tennis courts, the baseball diamond, or the track. Sign up for one of our many camps, from soccer to Ultimate Frisbee and more! Our own Capital Kids…(more)

Timberlock Voyageurs and Trekkers Camp

Timberlock Voyageurs and Trekkers Camp

Indian Lake, NY

Two-week sessions focus on outdoor adventures with skilled leaders based at Timberlock, a 100 year old summer family camp in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Teens learn about natural history and skills used in the outdoors while gaining self-confidence, making life-long friendships with a priority on having fun. Small…(more)

Art & Design Portfolio Building Course

Art & Design Portfolio Building Course

Burlington, VT

Calling all creative types! Spend two amazing weeks at Champlain College’s beautiful campus expanding your skills, creating new works of art and preparing your personal portfolio for college applications while you earn three transferable college credits. Intended for those entering their senior year of high school, students choose from tracks…(more)

SOCAPA Mountain Camp

SOCAPA Mountain Camp

East Burke, VT

SOCAPA offers intensives in the arts for teens in Burlington or East Burke, VT. SOCAPA provides a place for young artists to explore their craft in a supportive, creative environment. SOCAPA students come from all over the world to attend intensives of their choosing. Programs include: filmmaking, acting, photography, dance,…(more)

Camp Birch Hill

Camp Birch Hill

New Durham, NH

Nestled in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Camp Birch Hill offers a fun, elective based program where boys and girls aged 6-16 can participate in over 50 diverse activities of their choice. Each summer they welcome 180 to 200 campers to their grounds in New Durham, NH. This traditional,…(more)

T.W. Wood Gallery

T.W. Wood Gallery

Montpelier, VT

Join us for high quality creative education for all ages! Camps, Afterschool Art, family classes, and more!…(more)

Ninja Science Camp at ONTA Studio

Ninja Science Camp at ONTA Studio

Williston, VT

This camp unites the body and mind by combining martial arts, tumbling, and parkour with environmental science education! We focus on helping kids build strength and self confidence in an environment that is playful, supportive, and fun. Our immersive science curriculum includes fun activities and learning about dinosaurs, space, volcanoes,…(more)

Very Merry Theatre

Very Merry Theatre

Burlington, VT

Building strong, inspired youth and communities through theatre arts. Summer is an exciting time at Very Merry Theatre! We offer camps in Burlington, Charlotte, and Vergennes! We also offer school vacation camps and many other programs throughout the year. You can learn more about us, view all of our offerings,…(more)

ECHO Camps

ECHO Camps

Burlington, VT

Vermont's innovative science and nature museum on the Burlington waterfront is currently closed due to COVID-19 but the invitation to play and learn with us is always open. ECHO is currently offering online science challenges, live animal cams, experiments, story time, and more through our ECHO-At-Home-Learning programs. Visit echovermont.org or…(more)

Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center

Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center

East Thetford, VT

Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center is a family-friendly organic farm that is open to the public May-December. Our farm is a place to learn, to taste and experience new things, and to meet and get to know your community. It’s a place to strengthen your connection to the food…(more)

Green Mountain Youth Symphony Creative Arts & Music Program

Green Mountain Youth Symphony Creative Arts & Music Program

Johnson, VT

GMYS offers a 7-day, intensive residential musical experience for intermediate and advanced student musicians. This year GMYS CAMP will run August 9-15, 2020 at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. Participants work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes and orchestra rehearsals. There is also plenty of time to…(more)

Stryker Stables

Stryker Stables

Charlotte, VT

Summer camps and lessons being offered at Stryker Stables for riders with or without experience. Learn basic riding skills, horsemanship and enjoy the gorgeous farm scenery with over 50 acres of woods and fields! Sessions are July 20-24, August 3-7, August 17-21. Session times will run from 9am-2pm. Contact any…(more)

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    • Thrive has high quality staff and provides enriching activities and relationship- building for elementary- aged…

    • on March 12, 2020