Available Programs

Eagles on Target

Eagles: Children entering grades 6-8
  This camp dedicated to learning the art of archery.*  Learning to safely and properly use a bow and arrow is a great way for campers to enjoy an active hobby outdoors.  Our trained a... view details.
When: Jun 18-22, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Survival Superpowers

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Can you spot a rabbit a mile away?  Sniff out a scent trail that is 300 hours cold?  Or hear a mouse under 2 feet of snow?  Did you know that there are superheroes living among ... view details.
When: Jun 18-22, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Ancient Animals

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Back by popular demand, Ancient Animals will take campers on a journey through time to discover the many awesome animals of the past and how they lived.  From the rise of hard-shelled ver... view details.
When: Jun 18-22, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Science of Amazing Raptors (SOAR) Camp

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  Calling all avian enthusiasts, Science of Amazing Raptors (SOAR) Camp, is the perfect, unique experience for you.  Join VINS’ expert educators and bird trainers for an opportunity t... view details.
When: Jun 18-22, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

VINS Adventurers - AM Session

Peeps: Children ages 4 & 5 or entering kindergarten
  What better way to investigate nature than blazing a trail through the forests and meadows of Vermont?  Each day, campers will take a brief hike, modified for little legs, around the beau... view details.
When: Jun 18-22, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Woodland Scouts

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Join VINS’ very own woodland scout troop and become at home in the forests surrounding the VINS Nature Center. During this camp, scouts will gain comfort traveling through the woods and ... view details.
When: Jun 25-29, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Habitat Hunters

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Every animal needs a habitat, but not all habitats are the same.  Our Habitat Hunters team will explore the diverse ecosystems of the Storrs Pond Recreation Area and discover how animals ... view details.
When: Jun 25-29, 2018
Where: Storrs Pond Recreation Area

Survival Adventures

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  Survival Adventures is an introductory camp for young explorers to gain a better knowledge and understanding of what it takes to live in the outdoors. Under the guidance of our expert instruct... view details.
When: Jun 25-29, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Storrs Quest

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  This camp is the perfect way for your young explorer to be introduced to the world of questing and geocaching, real-life treasure hunting experiences in the outdoors!  Campers will set ou... view details.
When: Jun 25-29, 2018
Where: Storrs Pond Recreation Area

VINS Quest

Fledglings and Falcons: Children entering grades 1-6
  This camp is the perfect way for young explorers to be introduced to the world of questing, a real-life treasure hunting experience in the outdoors!  Campers will set out on adventures to... view details.
When: Jul 02-06, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Water, Water Everywhere

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Where swimming lessons meet nature exploration, join VINS and Storrs Pond for a week of exploration and aquatic escapades.  Students will learn swimming fundamentals from the experts and ... view details.
When: Jul 02-06, 2018
Where: Storrs Pond Recreation Area

C.S.I. - Countryside Investigators

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  Join VINS’ C.S.I. Team for a week of natural science sleuthing.  Campers will hone their investigative skills with a new case to solve every day.  Visit the scene of the crime,... view details.
When: Jul 02-06, 2018
Where: Storrs Pond Recreation Area

Fantastic Fliers

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Come explore the world of flight.  From a tiny honey bee to the great Bald Eagle, there are so many amazing critters that have the unique ability to fly through the sky.  Fantastic F... view details.
When: Jul 09-13, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Circles of Life

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
   Circles of Life offers a week of exploration, hands-on nature discovery, and wonder.  This guided investigation of the amazing cycles that occur in our natural world will range from... view details.
When: Jul 09-13, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Field Expedition: Ecology of Old Pepper Place

Eagles: Children entering grades 6-8
  Ready for a brand new kind of camp experience?  Want to participate in real-world research and help birds at the same time?  VINS’ Field Expedition camp offers an opportunity f... view details.
When: Jul 09-13, 2018
Where: Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve

Trail Blazers

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  Take a group of inquisitive and adventurous campers, add in activities that challenge campers to work together to find their way in the woods and you have the recipe for a week of Trail Blazer... view details.
When: Jul 09-13, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Animal Adventures - AM Session

Peeps: Children ages 4 & 5 or entering kindergarten
  Animal Adventures is the camp for animal enthusiasts.  This unique camp experience offers opportunities for exploration of the amazing adaptations of mammal, bird, insect, reptile and amp... view details.
When: Jul 16-20, 2018
Where: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery

Anybody Home? - PM Session

Peeps: Children ages 4 & 5 or entering kindergarten
  Let VINS and ArtisTree encourage your child’s vibrant curiosity. Through crafts, games, stories, and outdoor adventure, campers will explore the amazing creatures that occupy the smalles... view details.
When: Jul 16-20, 2018
Where: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery

Animal Builders

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Campers will become experts in animal architecture as they explore how various animals of all kinds build their homes. From the smallest caddisfly larva case to the largest beaver dam, discove... view details.
When: Jul 16-20, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Habitat Hunters

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Every animal needs a habitat, but not all habitats are the same.  Our Habitat Hunters team will explore the diverse ecosystems of the VINS Nature Center and discover how animals make thei... view details.
When: Jul 16-20, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Survival Adventures II

Eagles: Children entering grades 6-8
  So you think you’d survive on your own in the woods?  Come find out.  Survival Adventures II is designed for campers who are looking for a true adventure challenge.&n... view details.
When: Jul 16-20, 2018
Where: Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve

C.S.I. - Countryside Investigators

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  Join VINS’ C.S.I. Team for a week of natural science sleuthing.  Campers will hone their investigative skills with a new case to solve every day.  Visit the scene of the crime,... view details.
When: Jul 16-20, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Up in the Air! - AM Session

Peeps: Children ages 4 & 5 or entering kindergarten
  Discover the art and science behind flight this summer!  During this exciting week, our professional educators will lead campers on incredible explorations of the creatures that flap, flu... view details.
When: Jul 23-27, 2018
Where: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery

Pomfret Pioneers - PM Session

Peeps: Children ages 4 & 5 or entering kindergarten
  What better way to investigate nature than blazing a trail through the forests and meadows of Vermont?  Each day, campers will take a brief hike, modified for little legs, around the beau... view details.
When: Jul 23-27, 2018
Where: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery

Natural History Mysteries

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
   Join the VINS Investigators team for a week of natural science sleuthing.  Through daily mysteries based on current research in the natural sciences, campers will practice the skill... view details.
When: Jul 23-27, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Woodland Scouts

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Join VINS’ very own woodland scout troop and become at home in the forests surrounding the VINS Nature Center. During this camp, scouts will gain comfort traveling through the woods and ... view details.
When: Jul 23-27, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Trail Blazers II

Eagles: Children entering grades 6-8
  This camp offers the perfect blend of teambuilding, leadership training, and backcountry travel for budding adventurers.  Campers will be introduced to the skills necessary for traveling ... view details.
When: Jul 23-27, 2018
Where: Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve

Science of Amazing Raptors (SOAR) Camp

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  Calling all avian enthusiasts, Science of Amazing Raptors (SOAR) Camp, is the perfect unique experience for you.  Join VINS’ expert educators and bird trainers for an opportunity to... view details.
When: Jul 23-27, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Ancient Animals

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Back by popular demand, Ancient Animals will take campers on a journey through time to discover the many awesome animals of the past and how they lived.  From the rise of hard-shelled ver... view details.
When: Jul 30-Aug 03, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Woodland Scouts

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Join VINS’ very own woodland scout troop and become at home in the forests surrounding Storrs Pond. During this camp, scouts will gain comfort traveling through the woods and be introduc... view details.
When: Jul 30-Aug 03, 2018
Where: Storrs Pond Recreation Area

Fantastic Fliers

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Come explore the world of flight.  From a tiny honey bee to the great Bald Eagle, there are so many amazing critters that have the unique ability to fly through the sky.  Fantastic F... view details.
When: Jul 30-Aug 03, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Earth Engineers

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  What makes beavers good engineers?  How do bees use math?  How does nature inspire technological advances?  Join VINS educators for a program that celebrates the intersection of... view details.
When: Jul 30-Aug 03, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Survival Adventures

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  Survival Adventures is an introductory camp for young explorers to gain a better knowledge and understanding of what it takes to live in the outdoors. Under the guidance of our expert instruct... view details.
When: Jul 30-Aug 03, 2018
Where: Storrs Pond Recreation Area

Advanced Science of Amazing Raptors (SOAR) Camp

Eagles: Children entering grades 6-8
  Advanced SOAR Camp gives campers the opportunity to delve deep into the world of raptors. Campers will work with professional trainers, wildlife keepers, and specialized educators to learn abo... view details.
When: Aug 06-10, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Survival Superpowers

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Can you spot a rabbit a mile away?  Sniff out a scent trail that is 300 hours cold?  Or hear a mouse under 2 feet of snow?  Did you know that there are superheroes living among ... view details.
When: Aug 06-10, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Creepy Crawlies

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  How do bees make honey? What kinds of insects live in the water? Do all spiders make webs? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week of camp adventures. Campers will invest... view details.
When: Aug 06-10, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Animal Builders

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Campers will become experts in animal architecture as they explore how various animals of all kinds build their homes. From the smallest caddisfly larva case to the largest beaver dam, discove... view details.
When: Aug 06-10, 2018
Where: Storrs Pond Recreation Area

Falcons on Target

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  This camp dedicated to learning the art of archery.* Learning to safely and properly use a bow and arrow is a great way for campers to enjoy an active hobby outdoors. Our trained and certified... view details.
When: Aug 06-10, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Circles of Life

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
   Circles of Life offers a week of exploration, hands-on nature discovery, and wonder.  This guided investigation of the amazing cycles that occur in our natural world will range from... view details.
When: Aug 13-17, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Habitat Hunters

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  Every animal needs a habitat, but not all habitats are the same.  Our Habitat Hunters team will explore the diverse ecosystems of the VINS Nature Center and discover how animals make thei... view details.
When: Aug 13-17, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

Survival Adventures

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  Survival Adventures is an introductory camp for young explorers to gain a better knowledge and understanding of what it takes to live in the outdoors. Under the guidance of our expert instruct... view details.
When: Aug 13-17, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

VINS Quest

Fledglings: Children entering grades 1-3
  This camp is the perfect way for young explorers to be introduced to the world of questing, a real-life treasure hunting experience in the outdoors!  Campers will set out on adventures to... view details.
When: Aug 20-22, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

VINS Quest

Falcons: Children entering grades 4-6
  This camp is the perfect way for young explorers to be introduced to the world of questing, a real-life treasure hunting experience in the outdoors!  Campers will set out on adventures to... view details.
When: Aug 20-22, 2018
Where: VINS Nature Center

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Vermont Institute of Natural Science
P.O. Box 1281, 149 Natures Way
Quechee, VT 05059

Email: camps@vinsweb.org
Phone: 802-359-5000
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