Summer Camp Guide

As summer time nears, so does camp season! Here's a list of ideas you may not have considered or known about to keep in mind as you plan. Registration space is limited for most camps and may no longer be available.

ECHO: Human Plus (June 28-July 2)

Campers will explore ECHO’s special summer exhibit, Human Plus, to discover some amazing inventions that extend human abilities. They’ll discover how neuroprosthetic limbs can be controlled by a person’s thoughts and other marvels of biomedical engineering. They’ll even meet special guests from the community who work in this innovative field to learn about what it takes to engineer life-changing tools.

  • Who: Grades 3-5

  • Where: ECHO, 1 College Street, Burlington

  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Cost: $300 for members, $325 for non-members


ECHO: Ecosystem Explorers (July 19-23)

Join ECHO for a week of ecosystem exploration! Campers will learn all about the creatures that live here in the Lake Champlain Basin. They’ll have close encounters with ECHO’s Animal Ambassadors, learn about their amazing adaptations, and investigate what people can do to help keep their habitats healthy.

  • Who: Grades 3-5

  • Where: ECHO, 1 College Street, Burlington

  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Cost: $300 for members, $325 for non-members


ECHO: Fantastic Forces (Aug. 9-13)

Lift and thrust and balance, oh my! Look out for all kinds of awesome forces in this exciting, physics-focused camp. Campers will explore balanced and unbalanced forces of all sorts. Race a custom lego car down a 30 foot track, learn what it takes to launch objects into space, and explore the awesome forces that shape the world around us every day.

  • Where: ECHO, 1 College Street, Burlington

  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Cost: $300 for members, $325 for non-members


MetroRock: Indoor BASE Camp (Weekly, Monday-Friday sessions starting June 1)

MetroRock’s BASE (Burlington Area Summer Extreme) Camp is a week-long indoor climbing experience that provides a well-rounded introduction to rock climbing. Each day consists of a mix of climbing, games, and adventure elements on the climbing walls. Camps are run by experienced staff. Skills covered include individual achievement, belaying (age dependent), knot tying, teamwork, technique, based on ability, climbing safety, and much more! There are nine weeks of camp available for Summer 2021.

  • Who: Ages 5-15

  • Where: MetroRock, 320 Sunderland Way, Essex Junction

  • Hours: Full day (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or half day (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) with early drop off and late pick up options

  • Cost: $400 for full day week, $235 for half day week.

  • Other details to know: Early drop off starting at 8 a.m. and late pick up until 5 p.m. for $45 each option or $80 for both. There is also a 5% discount for sibling or multi-week registrations.


MetroRock: RAD Outdoor Camp (Weekly, Monday-Friday sessions starting July 26)

MetroRock’s RAD (Rockclimbing Adventure Daycamp) Outdoor Camp provides the opportunity to experience the great outdoor climbing areas around Burlington. A balanced blend of climbing, safety instruction, and teamwork will leave campers with a love for the outdoors and the sport of climbing. The week will include time inside the gym learning skills and team building on MetroRock’s rope course, hiking, climbing at Bolton, Bouldering at Smuggler's Notch, and other outdoor activities. MetroRock’s RAD Outdoor Camps are run by experienced and professionally certified outdoor climbing guides. There are four camp sessions for Summer 2021. Participants meet daily at MetroRock, travel to the day's site as a group and return in time for pickup. Fun and games provide a break from climbing during the day so kids stay excited to climb and get a balance of activities.

  • Who: Ages 8-17

  • Where: Meets at MetroRock, 320 Sunderland Way, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. with late pick up option

  • Cost: $465 per week

  • Other details to know: There is a 5% discount for registrations before May 1 and 5% discounts for sibling or multi-week registrations (10% maximum discount before May 1).


Vermont Ballet Theater and School: Mini-Summer Intensive (June 14-19)

Join VBTS for a mini-summer intensive! This session is designed for the serious student who wants to prepare and stay in shape before attending summer intensives.

  • Who: Ages 12-18

  • Where: Essex Campus, Town Meadow Complex-Suite 203, 21 Carmichael Street, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 4-5:45 p.m. for Ballet Technique, 6-7 p.m. for Pointe Technique

  • Cost: $110 for Technique, $60 for Pointe, and $170 for Technique and Pointe


Vermont Ballet Theater and School: “Fusion Fun” with Meg Moore (June 21-25)

This fun summer camp includes an introduction to Ballet and Hip-Hop, what a combo! Dancers will take class in both ballet and hip-hop while learning vocabulary and a little background on the two different dance styles. They will work on choreography for a brief in-house performance for families on the last day, and each dancer will prepare a memory book and craft project to take home. Your child will have an exciting new experience in music and movement! No prior dance experience required.

  • Who: Ages 4-7

  • Where: Essex Campus, Town Meadow Complex-Suite 203, 21 Carmichael Street, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 9-10 a.m. for ages 4-5. 10:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 6-7

  • Cost: $65


Vermont Ballet Theater and School: “Heat Wave Hip-Hop Camp” with Meg Moore (June 28-July 2)

This Hip-Hop dance camp is geared toward middle and high school dancers that want to either refine their skills or learn a new dance genre in a fun and progressive environment! Dancers will take daily hip-hop classes, learning vocabulary and a brief history of this dance style throughout the week. They will work on choreography for a brief in-house performance for families on the last day and they will build a memory journal to take home at the end of the week. Who knew moving could be this much fun? Some prior dance experience in ballet, jazz and/or hip-hop required.

  • Who: Ages 9-18

  • Where: Essex Campus, Town Meadow Complex-Suite 203, 21 Carmichael Street, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 9-11 a.m. for ages 9-12, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for ages 13-18

  • Cost: $115


Vermont Ballet Theater and School: Ballet Camp with Sarah Glick (Aug. 9-14)

This camp is designed for the young dancer who wants to expand on ballet training by spending a morning that is “all about dance!” The day will begin with a ballet class; the dancers will receive a journal that they will write in daily and will use this time to reflect on and discuss what they learned in class that morning. They will have time for a small snack and will learn about choosing healthy snacks for a dancer, they will make small ballet-themed props and finally the dancers will work on choreography for a small in-house performance they will perform for their families on the last day.

  • Who: Ages 7-9

  • Where: Essex Campus, Town Meadow Complex-Suite 203, 21 Carmichael Street, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Cost: $180


Vermont Ballet Theater and School: & All That Jazz Musical Theater Camps for Minis and Juniors (Aug. 16-20)

& All That Jazz Musical Theater Camp for Minis is designed to get your little mover singing and dancing to their favorite show tunes! Camp starts with a Broadway inspired Jazz class that gets everyone grooving to upbeat music. Campers enjoy outdoor snack time with friends and end the day by learning a number from a popular Broadway Musical. At the end of the week, dancers will have a chance to perform for their family and friends. & All That Jazz Youths is a great way to introduce any young student to the basics of jazz dance, acting and singing.

& All That Jazz Musical Theater Camp for Juniors is a weeklong camp for students who are interested in becoming what’s known as a Triple Threat. In musical theater, the term Triple Threat refers to someone who can sing, dance and act. Campers warm up with a fun, high-energy Broadway Jazz class. During the afternoon, students work on vocal and acting skills while they learn a scene from a popular Broadway musical. At the end of the week, dancers will have the chance to perform their number for family and friends. & All That Jazz Juniors is great for any dancer who is interested in exploring a new style of dance while also diversifying their skills as a performer.

  • Who: Ages 7-9 for Minis, Ages 10-12 for Juniors

  • Where: Shelburne Campus, 4066 Shelburne Road Building E, Shelburne

  • Hours: 9-11:30 a.m. for Minis, 12-2:30 for Juniors

  • Cost: $125 for Minis, $145 for Juniors


Vermont Ballet and Theater School: Storm Dance Company Summer Intensive (June 21-25)

Storm Dance Company Summer Intensive is a weeklong camp for current and prospective Storm Dance Company members. This intensive is designed to keep Storm dancers moving and in shape over the summer while also offering new students the opportunity to take class with company members. During the week, students will take daily classes in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary styles. This intensive emphasizes clean technique, performance skills and teamwork. At the end of the week, dancers will have the opportunity to showcase everything that they have worked on to their family and friends. Storm Dance Company Summer Intensive is highly recommended to all current Storm members as well as any dancer who is interested in joining Storm Dance Company.

  • Who: Ages 7-9 for Minis, Ages 10-12 for Juniors

  • Where: Shelburne Campus, 4066 Shelburne Road Building E, Shelburne

  • Hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for Minis, 12:30-3:30 p.m. for Juniors

  • Cost: $180


Camp EDGE: VT Life (June 14-18)

Welcome to the Green Mountain State! This week we will learn all about Vermont’s wildlife and nature. Plan to collect materials found in nature to create beautiful fairy homes for your garden or backyard. We will spend a great deal of time outdoors exploring. 

  • Who: Ages 5-12

  • Where: Camp EDGE, 4 Morse Drive, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Cost: $260 for members ($248 before May 1), $275 for non-members ($260 before May 1)


Camp EDGE: Mad Science (June 21-25)

Let’s get our science on this week. Make things explode? Sure! Turn a liquid to a solid? No problem! Come and get your geek on during this week of science experiments.

  • Who: Ages 5-12

  • Where: Camp EDGE, 4 Morse Drive, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Cost: $260 for members ($248 before May 1), $275 for non-members ($260 before May 1)


Camp EDGE: Party in the USA (June 28-July 2)

Come celebrate the red, white and blue with us. We will learn about our American flag and what makes us great! This week we will tie dye, make 4th of July banners, play Olympic-style games and end the week with a field day.

  • Who: Ages 5-12

  • Where: Camp EDGE, 4 Morse Drive, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Cost: $260 for members ($248 before May 1), $275 for non-members ($260 before May 1)


Camp EDGE: Fear Factor (July 6-9)

Do you have what it takes? Face your fears during this week of fun competitions and challenges. Can you guess what you’re touching when your eyes are closed? Will you eat a bug or win the cricket challenge? You’ll have your chance this week. Join us? I dare you!

  • Who: Ages 5-12

  • Where: Camp EDGE, 4 Morse Drive, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Cost: $260 for members ($248 before May 1), $275 for non-members ($260 before May 1)


Camp EDGE: CSI (July 12-16)

Fight crime and solve mysteries. We will play a real life game of Clue. Who done it? Work together and find clues to figure out who stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Bonus: Can your team make it out of the escape room before the timer beeps?

  • Who: Ages 5-12

  • Where: Camp EDGE, 4 Morse Drive, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Cost: $260 for members ($248 before May 1), $275 for non-members ($260 before May 1)


Camp EDGE: Space Jam (July 19-23)

We are blasting off to outer space this week. We will explore the solar system by creating papier mache planets, constellation jars and space shadow puppets. We will also build and launch model rockets and race flying shuttle gliders. Let’s hope we don’t fly into any alien traffic.

  • Who: Ages 5-12

  • Where: Camp EDGE, 4 Morse Drive, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Cost: $260 for members ($248 before May 1), $275 for non-members ($260 before May 1)


Camp EDGE: Aqua Adventure (July 26-30)

This week is filled with all things water. Water balloons, sprinklers, pool… The list goes on! Your bathing suit is needed all day, every day this week.

  • Who: Ages 5-12

  • Where: Camp EDGE, 4 Morse Drive, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Cost: $260 for members ($248 before May 1), $275 for non-members ($260 before May 1)


Camp EDGE: Minute to Win it (Aug. 2-6)

Can you beat the clock? You have 60 seconds. This week is all about playing games using common items you’d find at camp. Games will include Stack Attack, Breakfast Scramble, Feather Up,and Back Flip.

  • Who: Ages 5-12

  • Where: Camp EDGE, 4 Morse Drive, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Cost: $260 for members ($248 before May 1), $275 for non-members ($260 before May 1)


Camp EDGE: Inventors Workshop (Aug. 9-13)

Do you like Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math? If so, you will love this week filled with creating, testing, problem solving and collaboration.

  • Who: Ages 5-12

  • Where: Camp EDGE, 4 Morse Drive, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Cost: $260 for members ($248 before May 1), $275 for non-members ($260 before May 1)


Camp EDGE: Fun and Fitness (Aug. 16-20)

This week is about being active and having fun. We will participate in sports and fitness activities that teach us how to work together and improve our gross motor skills. We will try out dance, yoga, Parisi Speed School, and tennis to build strength, speed and skill.

  • Who: Ages 5-12

  • Where: Camp EDGE, 4 Morse Drive, Essex Junction

  • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Cost: $260 for members ($248 before May 1), $275 for non-members ($260 before May 1)


Davis Studio: How to Draw Animals (June 14-18)

Animals are so much fun to draw, but they can be challenging. In just one week you will dramatically improve your ability to draw any animal you desire; whether that be a dog, cat, horse, raccoon, shark or flamingo. Once you’ve learned a few tricks, no animal will be too difficult to draw. Learn basic shapes to make cartoon style-adorable and funny animals. You’ll also use shapes as a starting point to get the proportions accurate for more realistic drawings. Learn to create textures like scales on a snake or feathers on an owl. Become skilled at drawing animals in motion, prowling, pouncing, flying or galloping.

  • Who: Grades 1-3

  • Where: Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Road, South Burlington

  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Cost: $359

  • Other details to know: Aftercare for Monday-Thursday until 5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $80.


Davis Studio: Intro to Stop Motion Animation (June 14-18)

Create mini-movies to bring your imagination to life using a variety of objects such as LEGO, modeling clay and toys. Students will work to learn the basics of creating an animation from start to finish. Storyboard, build, paint and sculpt your scenes, characters, and props. Learn to shoot your movie using an iPad. Enhance your movie using editing apps to add special effects, sounds, and music. Movies will be posted on the Davis Studio YouTube channel for you to enjoy and share.

  • Who: Grades 2-3

  • Where: Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Road, South Burlington

  • Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Cost: $359

  • Other details to know: Aftercare for Monday-Thursday until 5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $80.


Davis Studio: Author – Write and Illustrate a Book (July 19-23)

Discover published authors and book illustrators as they share their techniques in writing and drawing. Be inspired to develop your own interesting characters, unique settings and intriguing plots. Learn ways to create a story arc and add cliff hangers so engaging that people won’t be able to put your book down. Eavesdrop on actual conversations to learn to make your dialogue come alive. Publish your story in hardcover form for a book that you will treasure for years to come.

  • Who: Grades 4-6

  • Where: Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Road, South Burlington

  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Cost: $359

  • Other details to know: Aftercare for Monday-Thursday until 5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $80.


Davis Studio: Inventors Workshop (July 5-9)

Do you have a few brilliant ideas (or maybe some crazy ones) you’d love to put into action? In this camp, we will look at some world famous inventors (Leonardo DaVinci, Thomas Edison, and Rube Goldberg to name a few) and their incredible inventions. We will then brainstorm our own ideas and bring them to life through hands-on experimentation and play. Make some actual inventions or three-dimensional prototypes. Learn about Chindogu, the Japanese art of inventing silly and useless gadgets to solve everyday problems. You will have a blast at this exceptionally engaging invention convention!

  • Who: Grades 4-6

  • Where: Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Road, South Burlington

  • Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Cost: $359

  • Other details to know: Aftercare for Monday-Thursday until 5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $80.


Davis Studio: Artsy Chef (June 28-July 2)

Let food presentation become your art form in this fun and creative, hands-on camp. Make adorable, artsy foods, like edible landscapes and yummy cartoon characters. Be inspired by Japanese bento box art. Create several delicious and healthy recipes. Make fancy food centerpieces, such as a pineapple alligator or an eggplant owl. You will use decorating tools to make creative cupcakes and cookies. Learn about table settings, napkin folding and serving etiquette. You will leave this camp with lots of great ideas and skills, along with a personalized cookbook, and a chef’s apron.

  • Who: Grades 4-6

  • Where: Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Road, South Burlington

  • Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Cost: $359

  • Other details to know: Aftercare for Monday-Thursday until 5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $80.


Davis Studio: Teen Drawing (June 14-18)

Surprise yourself by dramatically improving your drawing skills in just one week, as you push beyond what you thought might be possible! Learn to create more realism and three-dimensionality in your work. Focus on perspective, composition and shading techniques. Work with a variety of subjects (still life, nature, cartoons, human form, animals, architecture, etc.). You will be encouraged to take risks and stretch your abilities while developing your own style and creative approach.

  • Who: Grades 6-9

  • Where: Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Road, South Burlington

  • Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Cost: $399

  • Other details to know: Aftercare for Monday-Thursday until 5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $80.


Davis Studio: Oil Painting – Rembrandt/Picasso (July 5-9)

Discover the excitement of working in water-soluble oil paint. Learn about the basic materials, techniques, tools and strategies to create stunning oil paintings. Try various application methods from thin glazes to thick impasto. Explore color mixing while learning tips for getting just the right tints and shades. You will be guided step-by-step through creating several original oil paintings in subjects of your own choosing. Oils dry slowly, which allows wonderful opportunities for blending and layering. This exciting medium can truly change the way you paint.

  • Who: Grades 6-9

  • Where: Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Road, South Burlington

  • Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Cost: $399

  • Other details to know: Aftercare for Monday-Thursday until 5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $80.


Davis Studio: Advanced Drawing (Aug. 9-13)

Improve your artistic skill and confidence by exploring a variety of exciting drawing and painting techniques. You will even learn to combine drawing and painting skills in one piece of artwork! You’ll get plenty of practice creating textures and shading tones with both pencil and paint. We will give you lots of tips for using charcoal, pastel, acrylic and watercolor. Some projects will focus on realism, using a photo or real life observation as a jump off point. Other work will be pulled straight from your imagination. Gain professionalism and learn to express yourself while developing your own unique artistic style.

  • Who: Grades 6-9

  • Where: Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Road, South Burlington

  • Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Cost: $399

  • Other details to know: Aftercare for Monday-Thursday until 5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $80.


Green Mountain Conservation Camp (various weeks)

GMCC offers campers hands-on learning experiences about fish, wildlife, ecology, botany, forestry, hunter firearm safety, outdoor first aid and more. Participants will hike, canoe and fish as well as learn the basics of archery and shooting. Give your child the unique opportunity to meet Vermont State Game Wardens, foresters, fisheries and wildlife biologists, and others who work in the outdoors. The program’s goal is to cultivate a caring attitude among youth for Vermont’s fish and wildlife resources.

  • Who: Boys and Girls age 12-16

  • Where: Buck Lake Camp, Woodbury, VT or Edward F. Kehoe Camp, Castleton

  • Hours: This is a 5-night sleepaway camp from Sunday to Friday

  • Cost: $250


FootWorks Studio of Dance Summer Camps (various weeks)

Enjoy daily gymnastics, yoga and dance classes this summer during a week at FootWorks Studio of Dance. Themed weeks like “Under the Sea,” “Ninja Warrior” and “Princess and Pirates” make it extra fun. Participants will also enjoy walks and hikes, arts and crafts and lunch delivery by the Milton Town School District. 

  • Who: Ages 5-11

  • Where: FootWorks Studio of Dance, 7 Southerberry Drive, Milton

  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

  • Cost: $145 weekly, $40 daily with discounts for second child

  • Other details to know: Extended hours are available if needed.


Milton Soccer Club Challenger Soccer Camp (July 26-30)

The Challenger International Soccer Camp provides young players with a wide variety of coaching styles, practices and influences that will help them develop a well-rounded skill set. All camp participants will receive access to free skill-building videos to help motivate them to practice at home!

  • Who: Ages 3-14

  • Where: 39 Bombardier Rd, Milton

  • Hours: Tiny Tykes 8-9 a.m., Half Day 9-12 p.m., Full Day 9-4 p.m. 

  • Cost: Tiny Tykes $75, Half Day $143, Full Day $194


Milton Recreation Summer Day Camp (various weeks)

Campers will join fun counselors for outdoor games and arts and crafts during this summer from June 14 to August 20. . The theme changes every week, and some of this summer’s include: superheroes, around the world animal planet. Camps take place in the Fieldhouse and in Bombardier Park West. 

  • Who: ages 7-12

  • Where: Bombardier Park West, Milton

  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

  • Cost: $116-145 per week 

  • Other details to know: Before and after care is available for $16-20 per week. 


LEGO and Robotics STEM Program (Aug. 9-13)

Campers will learn how to create, build and modify motorized LEGO brick machines and robots during this week-long camp! Before each, LEGO brick creation staff will discuss key engineering and physics concepts with the children and how they relate to our builds. In the afternoon, children will have the opportunity to produce their own LEGO stop motion animations by building their own movie sets and devising their own plots. 

  • Who: Ages 6-8

  • Where: Saint Francis Xavier School, Winooski

  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • Cost: $355

  • Other details to know: Early drop-off and late pick-up are offered for an additional fee.


Battlebots, Stop-Motion Animation and Minecraft (Aug. 9-13)

Learn to build and code EV3 robots using LEGOS in this week-long camp. Each day, students will apply STEM based principles and build several versions of their EV3 bots to battle villain bots and their peers. During the day children will use Minecraft to complete tasks such as building mazes that are filled with traps and defenses to protect them from arch enemies. In the afternoon, children will have the opportunity to produce their own LEGO stop-motion animation. 

  • Who: Ages 9-13

  • Where: Saint Francis Xavier School, Winooski

  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • Cost: $355

  • Other details to know: Early drop-off and late pick-up are offered for an additional fee.


Colchester Recreation Summer Camps (various weeks)

Colchester Recreation hosts a plethora of half- and full-day summer camps for children of all ages. This year, programming includes exploration camps for all levels, Sailing Camp, Tennis Academy, Volleyball Camp, Girls Lacrosse, Boys Basketball, Medieval Times Camp, Cooking Camp, Fishing Camp and more. Camps run for a variety of weeks and vary in prices. Registration is now open and waitlists will start once camps become full.


Camp Kiniya (July 24-Aug. 14)

Spend a few weeks this summer at Camp Kiniya where girls stay overnight in cabins and make life-long friendships. The cabin grows together through sharing living space and chores, daily discussion, meals  and attending many events together. Each day of Camp has a balance of scheduled activity time and open choice time. Activities are built around Kiniya’s pillars: Arts, Athletics, Outdoors and Spirituality. 

  • Who: Girls aged 10-15

  • Where: 1317 Camp Kiniya Rd, Colchester

  • Cost: Income-based. Ranges from $3,950-6,450


Martial Way’s Martial Arts Camp (June 21-25; July 12-16)

Is your child interested in trying martial arts? This camp provides a great introduction for newcomers, as well as gives current students the opportunity to practice and learn new moves. While children respond to the action and excitement of the martial arts, parents appreciate the discipline, focus and important life skills it teaches. 

  • Who: Ages 6-13

  • Where: Martial Way Self-Defense Center, 73 Prim Rd., Colchester

  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

  • Cost: $250 per week, $65 a day


TDI@Home (June 21-25; June 28-July 2)

This is year two of Talent Development Institute’s virtual summer camp/academic program for advanced and gifted students entering grades 4-9. It will be held online Monday-Friday for two weeks: June 21-25 and June 28-July 2, 2021. Morning and/or afternoon options are available for one or both weeks. 

Online Zoom classes — including Minecraft Blockitecture, Visual Stories, Build Your Own Dream Business,  Digital Detectives, Settle in Space, Untold American History, Linguistic Archeology, and Design and Draw — nurture students' creativity and their love of learning. Campers have a virtual blast learning alongside other smart kids. Go to tdivermont.org/registration for more information. June 8 is the deadline for registration. Scholarships are available.

  • Who: Grades 4-9

  • Where: Online

  • Hours: Morning or afternoon

  • Cost: $230 per morning or afternoon session

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Bridget Higdon is a Staff Writer. She was previously the editor-in-chief of The Vermont Cynic, UVM's independent newspaper. She’s been published in Seven Days, Editor & Publisher and Vermont Vacation Guide. She likes to cook and explore Vermont by bike.

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