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Summer Camp

Summer camp enrollment is now open!

The Montshire offers a variety of day camps for preschoolers to 9th graders, with exciting opportunities for learning, exploration, and discovery.

Each week is thoughtfully designed to create a unique camp experience that includes hands-on exploration, experiments, careful observation, quiet and active times, games, water play, and more.

​Questions about the Montshire Summer Camp? Check out our frequently asked questions.

Summer camp at the Montshire

Montshire Summer Camps, 2022

What makes Montshire Summer Camp a seasonal favorite? The highly-trained staff, terrific programs, great facilities, and the low camper-to-staff ratio.

Experience the joy of science through our engaging lessons, unique spaces for learning, and an enthusiastic staff.

Camp Enrollment

Enroll your camper in one or more of the Montshire Summer Camp sessions. Receive $15 off your camp tuition when you enroll one camper for multiple sessions (sessions must be for different camps).

​Please review our Montshire Summer Camp Health and Safety Guidelines for this year’s camp. Please note that these measures may change over time, based on recommendations from the State of Vermont and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will adjust and communicate accordingly.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Montshire Summer Camp Staff

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

Our college-aged or older staff members are well-trained and knowledgeable, with a variety of interests and experiences, and a love of working with children. Each staff member undergoes extensive training with the Montshire’s full-time science educators, and is proficient in safety and first-aid procedures.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Camp T-shirt

2022 Summer Camp T-shirt

(t-shirt color is not final and may change)

To purchase a summer camp t-shirt, select the option to purchase a t-shirt when completing your enrollment form.

If you would like to purchase a t-shirt after you’ve submitted your enrollment form, please email or call the Montshire at (802) 649-2200 during office hours (Monday to Friday, 10am–5pm).

Summer camp t-shirts will also be available for sale in limited quantities at the Museum Store.

2021 Montshire Summer Camp T-shirt

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Extended Care Option

Extended care is available for full day camps located on site at the Montshire, from 3pm to 5pm.

Extended care is NOT available for campers ages 4-5 and entering Kindergarten, or for campers enrolled in our off-site sessions: Water Worlds at Hanover and Aquatic Explorers in Hanover.

Extended Care Pricing
  • $75 per camp session
  • $60 for camp sessions occuring July 5–8

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy: Cancellations made before May 27 receive a full refund, minus a $40 administrative fee. Cancellations made after May 27, and up to three weeks prior to the camp session’s start date, will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 3 weeks before a camp session’s start date are not eligible for a refund.

COVID-19 contingency: Cancellations made after May 27 due to changing federal, state, and institutional COVID-19 regulations, travel restrictions, and illness will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be eligible for an additional refund amount.

Exploring the outdoors at a Montshire preschool camp

Camps for Children 4-5 and Entering Kindergarten

Experiment, explore, and discover the amazing outdoors!

Flying fun

Camps for Children Entering Grades 1 and 2

Explore the world, make amazing discoveries, and build new friendships!

Out exploring

Camps for Children Entering Grades 3 and 4

Summer is all about exploring, nature, experimenting and inventing!


Camps for Children Entering Grades 5 and 6

Calling all inventors!

Explore what’s possible with electric circuits and investigate familiar and unfamiliar conductive materials.

Camps for Children Entering Grades 7, 8, and 9

Learn something interesting and make new friends this summer!