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Camps for Children Entering Grade 4

Come explore with us this summer!

Sign up for this year’s camps:

  • Montshire Explorers
  • Aquatic Explorers
  • Inventors’ Workshop
  • Upper Valley Adventures

Montshire Explorers

Adventure is the order of the day as we unravel nature’s mysteries.

We’ll use microscopes, nets, and other scientific tools to discover new things about the natural world far outside the Montshire’s walls. A special off-site field trip on Friday wraps up the week. Every day at Explorers Camp includes games, swimming, and making new friends! New activities and themes every year. Offered at the Montshire Museum site.

Fee: Members: $315, non-members: $355

Time: 9am–3pm

Children may only sign-up for one session of Montshire Explorers.

Dates Session
June 22-26 Session ME1: Grades 3–4
June 29-July 3 Session ME2: Grades 3–4
July 6-10 Session ME3: Grades 3–4
July 13-17 Session ME4: Grades 3–4

Aquatic Explorers at Hanover Site

Grab a net and join us in exploring aquatic habitats near our base camp at the Colonial Cabin behind the Ray School.

Campers will visit vernal pools, streams, and ponds to learn about the different animals and plants that call these habitats home. Each day will include exploration, games, swimming at Storrs Pond, and more!

Fee: Members: $315, non-members: $355

Time: 8:45am–2:45pm

Dates Session
July 20-24 Session AE5: Grades 3–4

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.

Offered at both the Montshire Museum and Crossroads Academy sites.

Montshire Museum site

Fee: Members: $315, non-members: $355
Time: 9am–3pm

Crossroads Academy site

Fee: Members: $375, non-members: $415
Time: 9am–3:30pm
(fee includes an extended option provided by Crossroads Academy)

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

Dates Session Location
July 13-17 Session IW4: Girls only, grades 4–6 Montshire Museum of Science
July 20-24 Session IW5: Grades 3–4 Crossroads Academy
July 27-31 Session IW6: Grades 3–4 Montshire Museum of Science
August 3-7 Session IW7: Grades 3–4 Montshire Museum of Science
August 10-14 Session IW8: Grades 3–4 Montshire Museum of Science

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: $360, non-members: $400

Time: 9am–4pm

Children may sign up for only one session of Upper Valley Adventures.

Dates Session
July 27-31 Session UVA6: Grades 4–5
August 3-7 Session UVA7: Grades 4–5