Summer is just around the corner. Do you need any summer camp ideas? Here is a list of our favorite camps in the area!
Mud City Adventures
Mud City Adventures is a Stowe, Vermont based company offering summer long day camps. Options include multi-day and overnight camping adventures, surf camp, mountain bike camp and wakeboard camp. You can sign your kids up for the whole summer, a week or two, or just a day here or there – whatever you like. They also offer weekend adventures to nearby destinations almost every other weekend during the summer for kids in the 10 to 16 year old range.
Rugged Adventures Camp
Rugged Adventures Camp is a premier outdoor adventure summer camp located in Stowe, Vermont at the base of Mt. Mansfield. Rugged Adventures is owned and operated by local professional educators. They offer active day camps and truly unique overnight adventure trips in Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains and beyond. Regular camp activities include hiking, biking and swimming plus themed weeks like Olympic week, Racer Ready dryland training, Mountain Bike Adventure, Backpacking and an amazing 9 day adventure to Zermatt in the Swiss Alps!
Helen Day Art Center
The Helen Day Art Center is the region’s primary art exhibition and education resource. The Center offers a range of programming that affirms the value of art and engages approximately 75,000 people each year. Each summer, HDAC presents summer camps to inspire young artists to explore, innovate and create. Themes for younger artists include art, sculpture, comics, nature and digital art. Teens can explore art as it relates to fashion, filmmaking, animation and natural materials in drawing and sculpture.
Stowe Recreation Department
Stowe Rec Adventure Camp is a full day summer program. They offer 8 weeks of fun and excitement for ages 5-12. The camp will feature theme weeks, field trips, special guests, performances and more. Themes include Game Show Mania, Wild West, Disney Adventure and Around the World in 5 Days. Field Trips include Jay Peak Pump House, Shelburne Farms and North Beach Park. Teens will spend time exploring Stowe and venturing throughout Vermont.
River Arts Summer Camps
River Arts is a nonprofit community arts organization based in Morrisville, Vermont with a mission to enrich the community through the arts. River Arts offers a summer filled with creative, inspiring and inventive camps. Themes include Magical Beasts and Creatures in Clay, Let’s Get Cookin’, SK8 the Arts, Pop Up Cafe-Culinary and Art in the Barn-Horse Camp, just to name a few.
North Country Animal League
North Country Animal League’s mission is to promote compassionate and responsible relationships between humans and animals. NCAL offers summer camps to empower children to stand up for animals by providing humane education programs that teach understanding, empathy and respect. Choose from Humane Heroes Camp and Be a Vet Camp.
Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
ECHO is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature and care of Lake Champlain. ECHO offers a selection of exciting week long science, stewardship and design themed day camps for children entering 1st-6th grade. Themes include Return of the Jedi Science Wars, Camp Make-Hers Workshop, Lake Engineers and Adopt a Frog.
Let Go Your Mind
LetGoYourMind offers fun and enriching programs using LEGO® in the areas of simple machines and robotics, and an introduction to stop-motion animation. Summer programs are for children ages 4-13 and focus on vital STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, math). The camp challenges the kids to think creatively, problem solve, work as part of a team and reinforce skill sets while having lots of fun. Camps are arranged by age and students will work to create LEGO® amusement park thrill rides. The older students will also create LEGO® stop animations (just like the movie) and even use their Minecraft skills!
Stowe Summer Adventure Camp
Summer Adventure Camp is an active outdoor adventure camp with programs for children ages 3-14. This camp is designed to build self-esteem, instill a passion for the outdoors and create experiences of a lifetime. It is headquartered in the Adventure Center at the Spruce Peak Base Area at Stowe Mountain Resort. Activities include TreeTop and ZipTour adventures, Stowe Rocks climbing center, hiking, disc golf, tennis and backcountry scavenger challenges.
Spruce Peak Arts Camp
Act! Laugh! Play! Perform! Using the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe as base camp, campers will gain training in improvisation, acting, singing and play-building. Campers will create an original story based on famous fairly tales with a performance for family and friends on the final day of camp.
Rosie’s Girls is Vermont’s premier STEAM and skilled trades day camp for middle school girls. Trained professionals safely introduce campers to power tools and technical equipment to invent, design, and build personal and group projects. Fun activities introduce teamwork, creativity and personal growth. Themed weeks include welding, carpentry and exposure to a variety of STEAM fields. Give your kiddo a chance to get their hands dirty, take positive risks, and try something new!
Davis Studio Summer Camp
Davis Studio is committed to creating an atmosphere that fosters the imagination and nurtures creativity. They offer a wide variety of camps all arranged by age from 4 to 16 years old. Themes for the younger campers include include Fashion Design, Crafting Minecraft, What’s Cooking, Sail and Paint, Aliens in Outer Space, Super Secret Spy, Tree House Architecture, Cartoon School, Sew Fabulous Fashion, and Dragons and Castles… just to name a few! Teens can explore Graphic Design, Architecture and Interior Design, Graffiti and Street Art, Music Video Camp, Digital Photography, Teen Fashion Design and Oil Painting. There truly is something for everyone!
Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center
Evolution is a yoga studio dedicated to the well-being of pregnant mothers, children and families. And they believe it takes a village to raise a family. Evolution offers several summer camps that encourage our youngest family members to focus on well-being. SuperHero Yoga Adventure, Down to Earth (Wildflowers), and Yoga and Sailing camps will focus on mind-body connection through yoga, nature and art.