Camps for children entering grade 6

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Follow your interest while learning something new at the Montshire this summer!

Sketchbook Studio

Inventors' Workshop graduates and all young designers and builders will delight in this focused tinkering time. Turn your inspirations from the natural world into marvelous mechanical art as we explore the science and splendor of movement. Work at the speed of your imagination to create intricate, crank-driven contraptions.

Fee: Members: $160, non-members: $175

Time:  9 a.m.–12 p.m.
June 30 - July 3 (Monday through Thursday) Session SS1 Grades 6–8

Exploring Nature Through Art

Scientists frequently use photography, video, drawing, and even sculpture to help explore and explain the natural world. In this program we’ll use a variety of techniques to observe and record natural phenomena and processes. From digital photography to pen and ink drawing, we will explore how art can improve our scientific understanding and how nature can be used to create art.

Fee: Members: $200, non-members: $220

Time:  1 p.m.–4 p.m.
July 28 - August 1 Session ENA1 Grades 6-8

Aquatic Investigations

Learn about the lives of creatures in local rivers and ponds while traveling to aquatic habitats in the Upper Valley. Campers observe different organisms, use sampling equipment, and conduct scientific experiments. One day will be spent in canoes studying the flora and fauna of the Connecticut River. Days also include swimming and other outdoor activities.

Fee: Members: $335, non-members: $370

Time:  9 a.m.–4 p.m.
June 23-27 [full] Session AQ1 Grades 6-8

Inventors' Workshop

Inventors' Workshop is perfect for those who like to create, design, experiment, and take on exciting engineering challenges while engaging in fun, hands-on projects. Campers will sketch ideas, troubleshoot designs and bring their imagination to life through their inventions. There's also time during camp to swim, play games, hike, and enjoy other outdoor adventures.

Children may sign up for only one session of Inventors' Workshop.

Fee: Members: $295, non-members: $325

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
July 7-11 [full] Session IW1 Grades 5-6
July 14-18 [full] Session IW2 Girls only, grades 4-6

Upper Valley Adventures

While climbing a local mountain, scouting wetlands, and paddling on the Connecticut River, campers will hone their outdoor skills and learn about unique habitats and the creatures that make these places home. Campers explore a different location each day and spend time playing games, swimming, and making new friends.

Fee: Members: $335, non-members: $370

Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Aug 4-8 [full] Session UVA2 Grades 5-6

Montshire Maker Camp

Let your creativity and imagination take flight as we take on some cool and innovative projects that jiggle, buzz, and light up. Build a tiny robot, light up a squishy toy, or create a piece of wearable electronic art. You’ll finish the week with a number of projects that you can continue tinkering with and improving. We’ll use LEDs, the latest conductive materials, motors and more while learning about electrical circuitry. Depending on your project direction, you’ll learn how to use a sewing machine, soldering iron, or both!

Fee: Members: $200, non-members: $220

Time:  9 a.m.–12 p.m.
July 28 - August 1 [full] Session MM1 Grades 6-8