Camp for children entering grade 1 and 2

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Campers enjoy outdoor fun that weaves together stories, games, activities, water play, and reflective time in their "Magic Spot". They emerge with new friendships, amazing discoveries, and a deeper respect for nature and the outdoors.

Outdoor Discovery Camp

This program is offered at two convenient sites—Norwich, Vermont, and Hanover, New Hampshire.

"He enjoyed coming every day. He loved the hikes, games, and counselors." -Montshire Outdoor Discovery Camp parent

Choose one, two, or three of the sessions of this popular nature program.

  • Session A:  Nature's Toolbox:  Discover how plants and animals interact with and are adapted to their physical environment.  We will develop tools to observe the world more closely.
  • Session B:  Who Lives Here?  Explore different habitats and learn what makes them each unique.  Find out who makes their home in the woods and meadows around our campsite.
  • Session C:  Water Worlds:  Wade into ponds, streams and vernal pools to explore aquatic worlds and the life found there.  (Only offered at the Hanover Site!)

Fee: Members: $280, non-members: $310
*The week of June 30, camp is Monday through Thursday only, with the fee: members: $224, non-member: $248

You are invited to enroll in up to three weeks of Outdoor Discovery Camp, one week of each session.  Sessions (A), (B), and (C) feature different activities.

Montshire Site

9 a.m.–3 p.m.
June 23-27 [full] Session OM1A Nature's Toolbox
June 30-July 3* [full] Session OM2B Who Lives Here?
July 7-11 [full] Session OM3A Nature's Toolbox
July 14-18 [full] Session OM4B Who Lives Here?
July 21-25 [full] Session OM5A Nature's Toolbox
July 28 - August 1 [full] Session OM6B Who Lives Here?
August 4-8 [full] Session OM7A Nature's Toolbox
August 11-15 [full] Session OM8B Who Lives Here?

Hanover Site at Storrs Pond

8:45 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
July 14-18 [full] Session OH10C Water Worlds
July 21-25 [full] Session OH11C Water Worlds
August 4-8 [full] Session OH12C Water Worlds



"It gave our daughter a true experience out in nature, which is what we had hoped for." -Montshire Outdoor Discovery Camp parent