Camps 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:  Ready, Set, Grow: Discover how animals and plants grow as we examine their lifecycles and special adaptations.
  • Session B:  Nature's Neighborhood: Explore the habitats and solve the mysteries of local plants and animals.
  • 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 at Storrs Pond!)

Fee: Members: $285, non-members: $325

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 22-26 [full] OM1A: Ready, Set, Grow
June 29-July 3 [full] OM2B: Nature's Neighborhood
July 6-10 [full] OM3A: Ready, Set, Grow
July 13-17 [full] OM4B: Nature's Neighborhood
July 20-24 [full] OM5A: Ready, Set, Grow
July 27-31 [full] OM6B: Nature's Neighborhood
August 3-7 [full] OM7A: Ready, Set, Grow
August 10-14 [full] OM8B: Nature's Neighborhood

Hanover Site at Storrs Pond

8:45 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
July 13-17 [full] OH10C: Water Worlds
July 27-31 [full] OH11C: Water Worlds
August 3-7 [full] 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