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 new Science Camp.

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.

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: Do you have the tools to be a nature expert? Discover how animals and plants interact with and are adapted to their environment as we develop the tools to observe the world more closely.   *New theme for 2016

Who Lives Here? Explore the habitats and learn what makes each one unique.  Discover who makes their home in the woods and meadows around our camp site.  *New theme for 2016

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: $290, non-members: $330
For the week of July 5 (Tuesday-Friday), Members: $232, non-members: $264

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 a.m.-3 p.m.

June 27-July 1 [full] Session ON1, Grades 1-2
July 5-8 [full] Session ON2, Grades 1-2
July 25-29 [full] Session ON5, Grades 1-2
August 1-5 [full] Session ON6, Grades 1-2

Outdoor Discovery: Who Lives Here?
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

July 11-15 [full] Session OW3, Grades 1-2
July 18-22 [full] Session OW4, Grades 1-2
August 8-12 [full] Session OW7, Grades 1-2
August 15-19 [full] Session OW8, Grades 1-2

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

July 11-15 [full] Session OWH3, Grades 1-2
July 18-22 [full] 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.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (includes supervised but unstructured play time between 8-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.; drop-off and pick-up may occur anytime within those hours)

June 27-July 1 [full] SC1, Members: $350, non-members $390
July 5-8 (Tuesday – Friday only)     [full] SC2, Members: $280, non-members: $312

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