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Camps for Campers Ages 4-5
and Entering Kindergarten

Experiment, explore, and discover the amazing outdoors at the Montshire’s Preschool Camps! Our Preschool Nature Camp and Preschool Physical Science Camp are specially designed to foster curiosity and encourage science learning for children entering pre-k and kindergarten.

NOTE: Campers must be at least 4 years old when camp starts.

Preschool Nature Camp

NOTE: Campers must be at least 4 years old when camp starts.

Calling all explorers! Learn about local plants and animals through careful observation of the natural world, sensory activities, stories, games, and visits with the Montshire’s live creatures.

Daily themes guide each day’s adventure as campers gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of nature through hands-on exploration and engaging activities. Meeting and spending time with new friends is part of the fun!

Children may sign up for one session of Preschool Nature Camp.

The morning sessions are 9–11:30am. The afternoon sessions are 12:30–3pm.

Preschool Nature Camp Pricing

  • Member Tuition: $180
  • Non-member Tuition: $205

Camp Session Dates

  • June 27–July 1 (Morning Session, 9–11:30am) — WAITLIST ONLY
  • June 27–July 1 (Afternoon Session, 12:30–3pm)— WAITLIST ONLY
  • July 5–8* (Morning Session, 9–11:30am) — WAITLIST ONLY
  • July 5–8* (Afternoon Session, 12:30–3pm) — WAITLIST ONLY
  • July 25–29 (Morning Session, 9–11:30am) — WAITLIST ONLY
  • July 25–29 (Afternoon Session, 12:30–3pm) — WAITLIST ONLY
  • August 1–5 (Morning Session, 9–11:30am) — WAITLIST ONLY
  • August 1–5 (Afternoon Session, 12:30–3pm) — WAITLIST ONLY

​*No camp on Monday, July 4. This will be a four-day camp week. Camp program fees are reduced 20% for this week.


Preschool Physical Science Camp

NOTE: Campers must be at least 4 years old when camp starts.

Join the Montshire for a week of exciting discoveries!

Each day will feature hands-on experiments centered around a different theme, with activities happening inside and outside. This program is designed to encourage the development of science skills in young children. Campers will predict, experiment, and observe as we sort, measure, compare, mix, build, and design! Games, stories, and making new friends are also part of the fun!

Children may sign up for one session of Preschool Physical Science Camp.

The morning sessions are 9–11:30am. The afternoon sessions are 12:30–3pm.

Preschool Physical Science Camp Pricing

  • Member Tuition: $180
  • Non-member Tuition: $205

Camp Session Dates

  • July 11–15 (Morning Session, 9–11:30am) — WAITLIST ONLY
  • July 11–15 (Afternoon Session, 12:30–3pm) — WAITLIST ONLY
  • July 18–22 (Morning Session, 9–11:30am) — WAITLIST ONLY
  • July 18–22 (Afternoon Session, 12:30–3pm) — WAITLIST ONLY
  • August 8–12 (Morning Session, 9–11:30am) — WAITLIST ONLY
  • August 8–12 (Afternoon Session, 12:30–3pm)— WAITLIST ONLY
  • August 15–19 (Morning Session, 9–11:30am) — WAITLIST ONLY

​Summer Camp Health and Safety Guidelines

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.


Cancellation and 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.

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