Camps for children entering grade 6

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

Creative Coding with Spheros

Spheros are fun, programmable robots that roll, swim, change color, and more. Participants will learn how to code while completing challenges and creating games. This half-day camp is perfect for those new to programming. We’ll practice teamwork, persistence, and creative problem solving skills and have a blast doing it!

Fee: Members: $190, non-members: $220

Time: 9 am–noon

June 25-29 Session CC1: grades 5-6 [full, waitlist only]


Montshire Maker Camp

Mix science with creative thinking, toss in some new Maker skills, and see what your imagination cooks up! We will explore what’s possible with electric circuits, learn how to solder, investigate familiar and unfamiliar conductive materials, and finish the week with a number of cool projects to show off. Depending on interest, participants can play around with wearables, create a frankenstuffie, invent a game, or experiment with their own project ideas.

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

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

Time:  9 am–12 pm

July 9-13 Session MM3: Grades 6-8 [full, waitlist only]


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:  1–4 pm

July 9-13 Session EN3: Grades 6–8 [full, waitlist only]


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.

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

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

Time: 9 am–3 pm

July 16-20 Session IW4: Grades 5-6 [full, waitlist only]
July 23-27 Session IW5: Girls only, grades 4-6


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 and fauna of the Connecticut River. Days also include swimming and other outdoor activities.

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

Time:  9 am–4 pm

August 6-10 Session AQ7: Grades 6-8 [full, waitlist only]


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: 9 am–4 pm

Aug 13-17 Session UVA8: Grades 5-6 [full, waitlist only]