On February 19, 2020

2020 Central Vermont Summer Camp directory

Cedar Circle Family Adventure Package

In response to the pandemic, Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center is offering an alternative, screen-free summer camp experience for family units. The Cedar Circle Family Adventure Package is a week-long customizable combination of Farm Adventure Days for the whole family at the farm and a take-home Camp Kit to complete your off-the-farm camp experience. The Camp Kit is a curated, themed box of camp essentials and activities for off-the-farm fun that will keep your campers active, outdoors, and off their screens. Farm Adventure Days are optional 1.5-hour on-farm experiences for everyone in your Farm Crew (family unit) that occur on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Camp Sangamon

  • Pittsford
  • Boys, ages 9-16
  • Overnight
  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 week sessions
  • campsangamon.com

The Camp with the Pioneer Spirit!

An independent overnight camp for boys located in Pittsford. Operating since 1922, this is a boys’ overnight Summer Camp focused on true freedom of choice. Arts, crafts, sports, outdoor pursuits, and other traditional camping activities are offered in a non-competitive, supportive environment.


Camp Betsey Cox

Betsey Cox is a camp for girls and young women who intend to make a positive difference in a global world and to have fun doing so. With the guidance of a seasoned international staff, campers from near and far learn to take responsibility for their decisions by creating their own daily schedules from among our16 activities. Rustic, safe cabin living promotes imagination and opportunities for learning interpersonal life skills. Girls delight in exploring the meadows, forests and the beautiful pond right here in central Vermont.

Farm and Wilderness Camps

  • Plymouth
  • Barn day camp for boys and girls, overnight camps for just boys, girls and mixed gender.
  • 3 weeks, 6 weeks and day camps
  • farmandwilderness.org

Guided by the Quaker belief that the light of the Spirit is present in every person and the belief that people working together can create a more just and humane society, the Farm & Wilderness Foundation sponsors year-round experiences for children and adults that emphasize the building of community through the values of of service, peacemaking, integrity, community, equity and simplicity. Farm and Wilderness summer camps focus on community, fun and wilderness adventure rooted in social justice, Quaker values and delicious, organic food.


Rutland Rec Center

Themed weeks of day camp: throughout the summer and winter vacation camp over February break. Everything from slip ‘n’ slide and arts and crafts to a family BBQ or river rafting and everything in between!

Sports Camps: ages 2½-18 including basketball, football, field hockey, skateboarding, golf, tennis, British soccer, art and theatre.

Preschool camps and activities: Little ones love to explore and play. Test the sports world with Sports Start or learn to ride a bike with a Strider Camp.


Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures is a unique primitive summer camp for boys. At Night Eagle, we live in tipis and do things that boys did hundreds of years ago – learn to throw tomahawks and atlatls, shoot bows, skin and tan animal hides, make bison jerky, learn survival skills (fire making with flint and steel or bow drills, plant identification, tracking, camouflage), create all sorts of craft items (birchbark baskets, moccasins, rattles), go on hikes, canoe, swim, and play lots of games (Buffalo Robe, Stalk the Chief, Wild Men in the Alders, 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 an authentic sense of personal accomplishment as they learn to live competently in the woods.


EPIC Summer Sessions at Rutland High School

Includes tutoring, food and cooking programs, crafts and chess club.


Billings Museum Junior Farmer camp

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a farmer? Junior Farmer Camp, is designed to help kids discover for themselves by stepping into a farmer’s shoes for a week. Campers will have the opportunity to be up close and personal with the farm’s cows, horses, pigs, chickens, and sheep while learning the work that goes into the food that they eat. In addition to daily chores and activities, each day we will explore a different farming topic like dairy, gardening, tractors, and draft animals. On Friday, campers will prepare an animal of their choice for a show and presentation to their families.


Okemo Mountain School Summer Sports adventure Camp

Come and enjoy unique adventure experiences special to Vermont… all while getting in shape and having fun! Vermont offers beautiful pristine lakes, challenging mountain terrain for hiking and biking, and awesome skateboarding and rock climbing parks. OMS Adventure Sports Camps are focused on specific training for sport performance with morning conditioning sessions followed by afternoon activities including hiking, mountain biking, running, rock climbing, kayaking, paddle boarding, skateboarding, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and swimming. Athletes will also work on fun team building skills and learn strategies to problem solve on Okemo’s ropes course.

Woodstock Inn Kids Summer Camps

Fun-filled, full-and half-day camps during June, July, and August. Activities include tennis and swimming at the Woodstock Athletic Club, golfing at the Woodstock Country Club, hands-on fun at Kelly Way Gardens, outdoor exploration at Billings Farm & Museum, and mountain biking, hiking, outdoor games and creative play at Suicide Six!


Killington Summer Camps

The Junior Explorers camp includes daily crafts, swimming, mini adventures, some local field trips, and more to keep little ones engaged and enjoying the great outdoors.

Rek and Trek Adventure Camp for kids age 10-14. The Rek & Trek camp spends three days of the week on the road – hiking, sightseeing, mountain biking, river tubing, and visiting kid-friendly destinations around Vermont.


Head Over Heels

The full day camp offers 7 hours of jam packed excitement – gymnastics, crafts, field trips, in-house events, and special elective classes such as dance, cheer, and karate! Head Over Heels offers flex scheduling – you pick your days, weeks, times and only pay for those days! They also offer early drop off and late pick up options, plus discounts – multi-week, sibling, and more!


Wonderfeet Museum

Kids 3-8 can spend the morning at the museum getting down and dirty learning where our food comes from. They’ll dig right in with plants and what they need to grow, and even experiment with a few easy recipes everyone can taste test together.


Montshire Museum

The best science and nature camp in the Upper Valley. Highly-trained staff, terrific programs, great facilities, and a low camper-to-staff ratio. The majority of Montshire summer camps are based outdoors at Montshire’s 100-acre campus in Norwich.  They also offer programs at the Ray School and Storrs Pond in Hanover, New Hampshire and at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, New Hampshire.


VINS Nature Camp

The VINS Nature Camp mission is to help young people develop the life skills necessary to be a positive force for their community and the environment. By exploring the diversity of nature’s living creatures and habitats, VINS Nature Camp nurtures each child’s curiosity and helps them to build respectful, caring relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world.


Camp Thorpe

Camp Thorpe has a camping program for physical and developmental ages 12-20 (Mountain Reach) and a camping program designed for adults ages 21 and over (Pine Haven). Our campers, both children and adults, come to us with a variety of physical, mental, and developmental challenges and diagnoses. Camp Thorpe strives to meet the needs of campers regardless of diagnosis and ability. Campers receive individual care, close supervision, assistance with participation in all activities specially designed in a caring structured environment. The ratio of campers to counselors is 3:1. At Camp Thorpe, they want each camper to leave with feelings of self-respect, new leisure skills, and respect for others and for nature.


Bethany Birches Camp

A faith-based camp. “One of our purposes is to manage and preserve a camp facility where human life, wildlife and plant life can co-exist in harmony with one another.” In practical terms, this means things like sleeping in a rustic shelter, cooking over the fire, swimming in a fresh water pond and occasionally, getting bug bites and often getting dirty!  Most campers find that they absolutely love it.


Camp Killooleet

Camp Killooleet is nestled in a beautiful corner of the Green Mountain National Forest in Hancock. Here every camper can find activities they particularly enjoy and specialize in them. A child works hardest in areas they delight in. Camp is geared so that the artist can still play on a softball team and the avid basketball player can still ride horses or have the lead in a dramatic production.

Almost all campers return until they’re too old.

About half the activities are in sports (waterfront, team and individual), while the other half are in studio and performing arts. Everyone explores the beauty of Vermont for 10 days over the summer, on foot, bicycle, canoe and horseback.

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