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.

Ready, Set, Grow:  Discover how animals and plants grow as we examine their lifecycles and special adaptations  *New theme for 2017

Nature’s Neighborhoods:  Explore the habitats and solve the mysteries of local plants and animals. *New theme for 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: Ready, Set, Grow!
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 
June 26-30 WAITLIST ONLY Session OR1, Grades 1-2
July 3-7 WAITLIST ONLY Session OR2, Grades 1-2
July 24-28 WAITLIST ONLY Session OR5, Grades 1-2
July 31-August 4 WAITLIST ONLY Session OR6, Grades 1-2

Outdoor Discovery: Nature's Neighborhoods
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 
July 10-14 WAITLIST ONLY Session ON3, Grades 1-2
July 17-21 WAITLIST ONLY Session ON4, Grades 1-2
August 7-11 WAITLIST ONLY Session ON7, Grades 1-2
August 14-18 WAITLIST ONLY Session ON8, Grades 1-2

Outdoor Discovery: Water Worlds at Hanover Site
8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

 
July 10-14 WAITLIST ONLY Session OWH3, Grades 1-2
July 17-21 WAITLIST ONLY Session OWH4, Grades 1-2

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 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (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: $350, non-members: $390

June 26-30 WAITLIST ONLY Session SC1, Grades 1-3
July 3-7 WAITLIST ONLY 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