Camps for children entering grade 1 and 2

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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.

"He enjoyed coming every day. He loved the hikes, games, and counselors." -Montshire Outdoor Discovery Camp parent

Choose one, two, or three of the sessions of this popular nature program.

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.

(Nature's Toolbox and Who Lives Here? are different themes then what was offered in 2017.)

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!)

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. 

Outdoor Discovery: Nature's Toolbox!
9 am-3 pm

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?
9 am-3 pm

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
8:45 am-2:45 pm

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.

9 am-3:30 pm (Crossroads Academy offers extended care from 8-9 a.m. and from 3:30-5 p.m. which is included in your enrollment fee)

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

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

"It gave our daughter a true experience out in nature, which is what we had hoped for." -Montshire Outdoor Discovery Camp parent