Available Programs

Trail Blazers II

Eagles: Children entering grades 6-8
Add to My CalendarJul 23-27, 2018
Last Date to register: Monday, July 23rd, 2018


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 in the wilderness: how to navigate with a map and compass or a GPS device, map making, backcountry preparedness and etiquette, while also experiencing, firsthand, the responsibilities and demands of living and working as a team and what it takes to be a leader.  Throughout the week, our experienced instructors will guide campers in teambuilding challenges, leadership exercises, and a trail maintenance project to promote cooperation, communication and trust.  Participants will build confidence in themselves, practice the skills necessary to become a teammate and leader on the trail, and have a blast doing it.  This camp will build self-confidence, teach responsibility and promote teamwork in a fun, supportive and safe environment.*  


 *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 23 at 9:00am at VINS Nature Center. 
Pick-up: Friday, July 27 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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Facility Address:
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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Vermont Institute of Natural Science
P.O. Box 1281, 149 Natures Way
Quechee, VT 05059

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