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Camps for Children
Entering Grade 6

Follow your interest while learning something new at the Montshire this summer!

Sign up for this year’s camps:

  • Montshire Maker Camp
  • Exploring Nature Through Art
  • Inventors’ Workshop
  • Aquatic Investigations
  • Upper Valley Adventures

Aquatic Investigations

Learn about the lives of creatures in local rivers and ponds while traveling to aquatic habitats in the Upper Valley. Campers observe different organisms, use sampling equipment, and conduct scientific experiments. One day will be spent in canoes studying the flora andf auna of the Connecticut River. Days also include swimming and other outdoor activities.

Fee: Members: $355, non-members: $400

Time: 9am–4pm

June 24-28 FULL Session AQ1: Grades 5-7
July 29-August 2 FULL Session AQ6: Grades 6-8

Montshire Maker Camp

Creative engineering and top-end tinkering for builders, makers, inventors, and all curious kids. Bring to life amazing creations from your imagination, and our supply of unique materials, opportunities to learn new Maker skills and use real tools (laser cutter, too!), and expert guidance.

Fee: Members: $210, non-members: $240

Time: 9am–12pm

Morning extended care is available if only signing up for the 1/2 day option.

A supervised lunch hour will be provided for students who are signed up for both Montshire Maker Camp and Exploring Nature Through Art.

July 8-12 FULL Session MM3: Grades 6-8

Exploring Nature Through Art

Scientists frequently use photography, video, drawing, and even sculpture to help them explore and explain the natural world. In this program we’ll use a variety of techniques to observe and record natural phenomena and processes. From digital photography to pen and ink drawing, we will explore how art can improve our scientific understanding, and science can be used to create art.

Fee: Members: $200, non-members: $230

Time: 1–4pm

Afternoon extended care is available if only signing up for the 1/2 day option

July 8-12 Session EN3: Grades 6–8

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.

Fee: Members: $310, non-members: $350

Time: 9am–3pm

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

July 15-19 Session IW4: Grades 5-6
July 22-26 FULL Session IW5: Girls only, grades 4-6

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: $355, non-members: $400

Time: 9am–4pm

Aug 12-16 FULL - Session UVA8: Grades 5-6