Available Programs

Field Expedition: Ecology of Old Pepper Place

Eagles: Children entering grades 6-8
Add to My CalendarJul 09-13, 2018
Last Date to register: Monday, July 9th, 2018


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 for campers to engage in a week of field-based, collaborative learning while making their home in the wilderness.  Working amid the forest communities at the Old Pepper Place, participants will become familiar with forest habitats and the native birds of Vermont that rely on them.  Campers will learn and practice hands-on research methods with expert instruction provided by Audubon Vermont and others, while developing an appreciation for biological diversity and natural ecosystems.  In addition, campers will work together to present their findings at the end of the week to an audience of VINS and Audubon Vermont representatives, camper families, and other community stakeholders.  This beautiful and remote camp location is the perfect setting for this field-based camp.  Sleep out under the stars, sit with friends around the campfire, contribute to bird conservation, and join VINS for an amazing adventure this summer.*


*All activities will be supervised by highly trained instructors and adhere to American Camping Association standards.


Note: This is a week-long overnight camp beginning on Monday and ending on Friday. 


Drop-off: Monday, July 9 at 9:00am at VINS Nature Center. 
Pick-up: Friday, July 13 at 12:00pm at VINS Nature Center.

Payment plans available for this program.  

1. Pay in full now

2. Payment Plan - Pay three installments of $216.67 each.

  • 1st Payment - $216.67 required with initial registration
  • 2nd Payment - $216.67 due within 30 days of registration
  • 3rd Payment - $216.66 due within 60 days of initial registration. 

Payment method will be charged automatically.

Call Lead, Nature Camp at (802) 359-5000 x245 for more information.

Camp Fee: $650.00
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Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve
2100 Pepper Rd
Washington VT, 05675
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Onsite Contact Phone:802-359-5000 X245
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All VINS Nature Camp staff are 18 years of age or older and are certified in CPR and first aid. Visit http://www.vinsweb.org/index.php/nature-camp/vnc-staff to meet our camp staff.

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Quechee, VT 05059

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