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Camps for Children
Entering 1st and 2nd Grade

Join us for our the most popular Montshire camp, Outdoor Discovery, or try our Science Camp. Each year we include new themes and activities!

Outdoor Discovery Camp

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. From our special camp site in the woods we explore, play, and learn all day long!

This program is offered at two convenient sites—Norwich, Vermont, and Hanover, New Hampshire. Choose one, two, or three of the sessions of this popular nature program.

Fee: Members: $295, non-members: $335

You are invited to enroll in up to three weeks of Outdoor Discovery Camp, one week of each topic.

  • Nature’s Toolbox: Discover how animals and plants grow as we examine their lifecycles and special adaptations.
  • Who Lives Here?: Explore the habitats and solve the mysteries of local plants and animals.
  • 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 the Colonial House behind the Ray School with swimming at Storrs Pond)
Outdoor Discovery: Nature’s Toolbox!
9am–3pm
June 25-29 Session ON1, Grades 1-2 [full, waitlist only]
July 2-6 Session ON2, Grades 1-2 [full, waitlist only]
July 23-27 Session ON5, Grades 1-2 [full, waitlist only]
July 30-August 3 Session ON6, Grades 1-2 [full, waitlist only]
Outdoor Discovery: Who Lives Here?
9am–3pm
July 9-13 Session OL3, Grades 1-2 [full, waitlist only]
July 16-20 Session OL4, Grades 1-2 [full, waitlist only]
August 6-10 Session OL7, Grades 1-2 [full, waitlist only]
August 13-17 Session OL8, Grades 1-2 [full, waitlist only]
Outdoor Discovery: Water Worlds at Hanover Site
8:45am–2:45pm
July 9-13 Session OWH3, Grades 1-2 [full, waitlist only]
July 16-20 Session OWH4, Grades 1-2 [full, waitlist only]

Montshire Science Camp
at Crossroads Academy

If you like to experiment and figure out the way things work then this is the camp for you! Each day we will explore a different physical science concept and build our understanding through experiments and projects. Each day offers a balance of indoor project time and outdoor explorations and games.

For children entering grades 1–3. Camp is held at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, NH.

Children may sign up for one week of Montshire Science Camp.

9am–3:30pm (Crossroads Academy offers extended care from 8–9am and from 3:30–5pm, which is included in the enrollment fee)

Fee: Members: $360, non-members: $400

June 25-29 Session SC1, Grades 1-3
July 2-6 Session SC2, Grades 1-3