Summer Camp

Check back in late December
Thank you to all participants for a great 2016 summer season. Information about summer 2017 will be available at this site in late December. Until then you may browse last summer's camps to get a sense of our offerings.

The Montshire Museum of Science is proud to celebrate over 30 years of summer camp!  Montshire's Science and Nature Summer Camps provide the perfect setting for children to explore, investigate, and discover science and nature.

This year's program includes thirteen exciting camps designed for children in preschool to those entering 8th grade, including two new camps.

"I was impressed with the knowledge, energy and warmth your staff demonstrated, from start to the end of the day." -Montshire Summer Camp parent

What makes Montshire Summer Camp the best science and nature camp in the Upper Valley? The highly-trained staff, terrific programs, great facilities, and the low staff-to-camper ratio.

The majority of Montshire Summer Camps are based outdoors at Montshire's 110-acre campus in Norwich, Vermont. We also offer programs at the Ray School and Storrs Pond in Hanover, N.H., and at a new site at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, N.H.

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

Montshire Summer Camp Staff

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


Applications are processed in the order they are received. Programs fill quickly so register early! You will have the opportunity to become a member on the online registration form if you so wish.

Register now

Montshire Members (join or renew)

  • Enjoy pre-registration privileges for Montshire Summer Camp through February 14
  • Save $25 to $50 on summer camp registration fees
  • Unlimited visits to the Museum for 12 months

Save when you register your child for more than one session of summer camp.

  • Save $15 when you register for two weeks
  • Save $30 when you register for three weeks

Summer Camp T-shirt

Summer Camp T-Shirts

A Montshire Camp T-shirt is a special memento of your child's week at camp. Shirts may be pre-ordered when you register for $18.  Shirts are preshrunk, heavyweight 100% cotton and designed by local artist Debra Kraemer of Jungles of Vermont. A limited number of camp T-shirts will be available this summer in the Museum Store for $22.99.

Extended Care Option

With the Extended Care Option, your child may be dropped off at the Museum as early as 8:15 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:15 p.m. This is supervised but unstructured play. Available only for children entering grades 1-8 and enrolled in programs held at the Montshire site.

  • $70/week for programs that end at 3 p.m.
  • $45/week for programs that end at 4 p.m.

"The program exceeded our expectations. All the details have been thought through." -Montshire Summer Camp parent


Scholarships for Montshire Summer Camp are made possible by donors to the Montshire Auction's "Fund a Need" program, and donors to the Montshire Fund. (Currently, all 2016 scholarships funds have been allocated. If you are interested in donating to Montshire's scholarship fund, click here)  

Forms and Links

Summer Camp Checklist (what to bring)
Summer Camp Schedule at a glance
2016 Release and Consent Form
Scholarship Form (Currently, all 2016 scholarship funds have been allocated)

If you would prefer to fill out a registration form on paper and mail it in, you can download the Summer 2016 Camp Registration Form.

For more information call 802-649-2200 (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) or email