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2022 Summer Camp directory

Artistree kids’ camps Pomfret

Give children the thrill and experience of performing. At camp children will cycle through classes such as acting, singing, audition technique, hip-hop, costume design, and so much more based on the theme of the camp. At the end of the week, there’ll be a special performance for parents and friends. Registration is open until March 7.

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 boots 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.

The group sizes for each session will continue to be small, consisting of 10-15 campers and two or three counselors and will be split into small groups following CDC guidelines for social distancing.

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 coexist in harmony with one another. In practical terms, this means things like sleeping in a rustic shelter, cooking over the fire, swimming in a freshwater pond and occasionally, getting bug bites and often getting dirty!  Most campers find that they absolutely love it.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutland County

  • Downtown Rutland, Castleton Elementary, and Orwell Village School
  • Ages 5-12
  • Day camp
  • rutlandbgclub.org

Make some fun summer memories at Boys & Girls Clubs’ summer camps, from June 20 to Aug. 12, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at three locations in Rutland County. Plenty of activities available, including: field trips, hiking, outdoor fun, adventure club, swimming and movies. We provided a sliding fee scale, where no child will be turned away due to income.

Burke Mountain adventure camps

Burke Mountain and NorthWoods Stewardship Center team up to lead summer adventure camps, combining the best of Burke’s mountain biking with NorthWoods’ camp experience. Choose from intro to mountain biking (MTB), MTB adventure camp or outdoor adventure camp.  The outdoor camp experience that offers the best of the Northeast Kingdom’s outdoor adventures: swimming, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, nature exploration, and camp skills, including firebuilding and shelter.  For both novice and experienced outdoor explorers.

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.

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. 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. About half the activities are in sports (waterfront, team and individual), while the other half are in studio and performing arts.

Almost all campers return until they’re too old! Everyone explores the beauty of Vermont for 10 days over the summer, on foot, bicycle, canoe and horseback.

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 Thorpe

Camp Thorpe has a camping program for physical and develop.m.ental 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 develop.m.ental challenges and diagnoses. Camp Thorpe strives to meet the needs of campers regardless of diagnosis and ability. Campers receive individual care, close supervision, and 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, we want each camper to leave with feelings of self-respect, new leisure skills, and respect for others and for nature.

Farm & Wilderness Camp

  • Plymouth
  • 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 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 service, peacemaking, integrity, community, equity and simplicity. Farm & Wilderness summer camps offer fun and wilderness adventure rooted in social justice, Quaker values and delicious, organic food. There are several camp options to choose from, including “Questers” hiking camps.

Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center

Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center is offering two camps this summer. An intro to climbing camp will expose climbers to outdoor climbing areas in the area with instructors that guide campers through the basics of outdoor rock climbing.

An intro to sport climbing camp will teach climbers the basics of lead climbing on bolts. Campers will learn proper lead climbing techniques, such as clipping, lead belaying and top anchor set up. It is recommended that campers bring their own shoes and harnesses to both camps.

Head Over Heels

  • Rutland: (New location) 129 Forest Street
  • Full, half and extended-day camps
  • Age 3 and up 10 full weeks
  • Monday – Friday 8:30am -3:30pm
  • headoverheelsvt.com/summer-camps/

Begins June 20, weekly camps are designed around an educational-themed unit. Each student will participate in hands-on activities designed specifically for the weekly theme while incorporating gymnastics, crafts, team building games, problem solving, and more. Students will be provided with snacks, a camp t-shirt and Friday pizza parties.

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. We also offer programs at the Ray School and Storrs Pond in Hanover, New Hampshire and at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, New Hampshire.

Each week is thoughtfully designed to create a unique camp experience that includes hands-on exploration, experiments, careful observation, quiet and active times, games, water play, and more.

MedQuest 2.0 Day program

Are you a student in grades 10-12 and curious about the healthcare field? Do you have a desire to work at improving the lives of others? Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center (SVTAHEC) is launching its signature summer program MedQuest 2.0 at Rutland Regional Medical Center. This day program will give you an opportunity to explore health career options up close through workshops, job shadowing, and hands -on activities. You will come away with valuable skills, knowledge, and insight into finding a health career that might fit your educational plans.

Two sessions will be offered:

Session #1: 6/29 and 6/30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 7/1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Student Showcase.  Session #2: 8/3 and 8/4; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 8/5: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Student Showcase. Tuition is $175 per student and spaces are limited. Sign up by Mar. 15 by either emailing [email protected], calling 802-885-2126 ext.102, or visiting svtahec.com/medquest2. Financial assistance is available.

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures is a unique primitive summer camp for boys. The camp is situated on 135 forested, tick-free acres in the heart of Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains and completely surrounded by 365,000 acres of the Green Mountain National Forest. At Night Eagle, campers 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.

Okemo Mountain School (OMS) sports camps

Come and enjoy unique adventure experiences special to Vermont… all while getting in shape and having fun! Vermont offers 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.

Rutland Rec Center

Themed weeks of day camp throughout the summer , everything from slip ‘n’ slide and arts and crafts to a family BBQ or river rafting and more.

Sports camps: grades 3 – H.S. including basketball, football, field hockey, skateboarding, golf, tennis, British football, art and theatre.

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

Smirkus Camp

Spend an incredible summer full of circus fun at Circus Smirkus Camp: the original circus camp. Step inside one of our spectacular European Big Top tents and join coaches who have performed with companies including Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey, Big Apple Circus, Cirque Us, and of course, the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour!

Theater in the Woods

Do you like to create, run around outside, explore, do plays, sing, move, improvise, write, draw, laugh, perform?  You might like only some of these things – that’s okay: it takes an ensemble to make a play! We’re going to become an ensemble to perform two plays at our Theater in the Woods camp.

Theater in the Woods has woods, and orchards and a renovated barn to be in; campers will eat heartily and make great new friends. Then they’ll bring a Frank Asch Theater in the Woods play to life, and create one of our own!

Town of Killington summer day camps

  • Killington
  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Johnson Recreation Center
  • Little Tyke, Full day, half day camps
  • killingtonrec.com

On Tuesday, March 1, the Town of Killington Department of Parks & Recreation opens registration for its 2022 summer programs. The popular day camps, sports camps, swim lessons and swim team will all return. Additionally, this summer will feature a new summer camp option, Green Mountain Movers (GMM).

GMM will get campers playing with an emphasis on fun over competition. Designed for campers ages 10 to 13 of all athletic abilities, GMM is an inclusive and welcoming camp for tweens. Campers will participate in a variety of classic and nostalgic camp games that encourage movement, play, and relationship building. Each week’s activities will center around a different theme.

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. VINS Nature Camp registration is is sold out for 2022; inquire about the wait list by emailing [email protected]

Wonderfeet Museum

Kids 3-10 can choose between dinosaur camp, writer’s camp, robotics camps, pirate party camp, junior activists camp or backyard naturalists programs. Camps start at $75 per week and run mornings during various weeks in the summer.

Woodstock Athletic Club: Junior & Teen Tennis Clinic

Weekly Junior & Teen tennis clinics with the Pro.  With our indoor & outdoor courts, we play rain or shine.  Junior Clinics – 2x week: Member: $80/week, Non-member: $100/week;
Teen Clinics – 1x week: Per person – $25/clinic

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