Summer Camp

The Montshire Museum of Science is proud to celebrate 30 years of summer camp! Montshire's Science and Nature Summer Camps provide the perfect setting for children to explore, investigate, and discover science and nature.

Thanks to all who participated in 2014!  Information regarding our 2015 season will be posted at this site near the end of December.

This year's program includes ten exciting camps designed for children in preschool to those entering 8th grade.

"I was impressed with the knowledge, energy and warmth your staff demonstrated, from start to the end of the day." -Montshire Summer Camp parent

What makes Montshire Summer Camp the best science and nature camp in the Upper Valley? The highly trained staff, terrific programs, great facilities, and the low staff-to-camper ratio.

The majority of Montshire Summer Camps are based outdoors at Montshire's 110-acre campus in Norwich, Vermont. Several aquatic themed camps are held at our Hanover, New Hampshire site.

Montshire Summer Camps maintain a low camper-to-instructor ratio (ranging from 4:1 for our Preschool program to 6:1 in our camps for older children) ensuring individual attention is given to each camper.

Montshire Summer Camp Staff

The college-aged or older staff members are well trained and knowledgeable. They have a variety of interests and experiences, and a love of working with children. The camp staff undergoes extensive training by Montshire's full-time science educators, and is proficient in safety and first-aid procedures.


Applications are processed in the order they are received. Programs fill quickly so register early!

Register now

Montshire Members (join or renew)

  • Enjoy pre-registration privileges for Montshire Summer Camp
  • Save $20 to $35 on summer camp registration fees
  • Unlimited visits to the Museum for 12 months

Save when you register your child for more than one session of summer camp.

  • Save $15 when you register for two weeks
  • Save $30 when you register for three weeksMontshire Summer Camp T-shirt for 2014


Summer Camp T-Shirts

A Montshire Camp T-shirt is a special memento of your child's week at camp. Shirts are preshrunk, heavyweight 100% cotton and designed by local artist Debra Kraemer of Jungles of Vermont. A limited number of camp T-shirts will be available in the Museum Store for $22.99 if you did not pre-order.

Extended Care Option

With the Extended Care Option, your child may be dropped off at the Museum as early as 8:15 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:15 p.m. This is supervised but unstructured play. Available only for children entering grades 1-8 and enrolled in programs held at the Montshire site.

  • $55/week for programs that end at 3 p.m.
  • $40/week for programs that end at 4 p.m.

"The program exceeded our expectations. All the details have been thought through." -Montshire Summer Camp parent


Scholarship aid is available. We encourage families who need assistance to submit a scholarship application. In 2014, scholarships for Montshire Summer Camp were made possible by the Lane & Elizabeth C. Dwinell Charitable Trust, Hanover Garden Club, Agnes M. Lindsay Trust, and donors to the Crowdrise Holiday Challenge, Montshire Auction "Fund a Need", and the Montshire Fund.

Forms and Links

Summer Camp Checklist (what to bring)
Summer Camp Schedule
2014 Release and Consent Form

For more information call 802-649-2200 (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) or email

2014 Summer Camp Schedule at a Glance

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Summer Camp Schedule