Summer Camp

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Thanks to all who participated in 2015. Information on our 2016 season will be available at the end of December. Feel free to browse the 2015 information to get an idea of the programs we offer.

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.

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!  We are currently accepting registrations both from Montshire Members and from non-members.  You will have the opportunity to become a member on the online registration form if you so wish.

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Montshire Members (join or renew)

  • Enjoy pre-registration privileges for Montshire Summer Camp
  • Save $25 to $50 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 weeks

Summer Camp T-shirt

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 this summer in the Museum Store for $22.99; they are no longer avanilabe to 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.

  • $70/week for programs that end at 3 p.m.
  • $45/week for programs that end at 4 p.m.

The Extended Care Program is full for the weeks of August 3 and August 10.

"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. Scholarships for Montshire Summer Camp were made possible by the Lane & Elizabeth C. Dwinell Charitable Trust, Hanover Garden Club, donors to Montshire Auction "Fund a Need", and donors to the Montshire Fund.

Forms and Links

Summer Camp Checklist (what to bring)
Summer Camp Schedule at a glance
2015 Release and Consent Form

If you would prefer to fill out a registration form on paper and mail it in, you can download the Summer 2015 Camp Registration Form.

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