“This was the only camp [our daughter] begged to be in again this year.”
“Wonderful activities — great learning experience and presented in a fun and creative way. Bravo!”
These are just a few of the many glowing comments shared by parents following VINS Nature Camps last summer. Nearly 300 children in grades four through six got to know the natural world in a personal way through our 2009 camp program, and our 2010 camp season promises to be our best yet. VINS is offering camps at three primary locations: VINS Nature Center in Quechee, VT; Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, VT; and Storrs Pond in Hanover, NH. Two additional community camps will be offered at Eastman Community Association in Grantham, NH and at Purple Crayon Productions in Woodstock, VT.
Grounded in experiential, hands-on learning, VINS Nature Camps build upon children’s natural curiosity about their surroundings, using games and activities to foster investigation, navigation and discovery of the natural world. Campers are encouraged to ask questions, hone their observation skills and explore freely. As one parent put it, “[VINS] is helping a whole new generation get outside and appreciate it.” A sample of our twelve camp options this summer include:
- Natural History Mysteries
- Nature Rocks (featuring the Junkman! www.junkmusic.org)
- Radical Raptors
- Animal Transformers