Camps & Expeditions

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Scroll down to check out our 2017 summer camps!

We have day camps, expeditions, science and canoe camps for children ages, 6-14.

To inquire about camps or scholarships, contact Maria by email at or call 802-723-6551*303

Click here to check out our brochure.

Like Bikes? Click to see our Mountain Bike Camps.


Survival Camp 

June 26 – 30 

Age: 6-14

We’ll explore favorite summer activities like swimming, canoeing, games, and team challenges. Campers will  also get hands-on with primitive skills like shelter and fire-building, orienteering, archery and tracking.

9am–4pm, Monday-Friday (overnight Thurs)


Wild Science Discovery Camp 

July 17 – July 21

Ages: 8 – 14

Campers who are fascinated with nature and wildlife will gain valuable experience with the scientific method, sampling techniques, and knowledge of the wild flora and fauna of the northern forest ecosystem, exploring alongside scientists.

Monday-Friday, 9am–4 pm


Nature Day Camp

July 24 – 28 

Ages: 6 – 14

By popular demand, it wouldn’t be a NorthWoods summer if we didn’t devote a week to exploring nature up close, including canoe trips on the neighboring Clyde River, a hike up a local peak, investigations into pond life, games and outdoor challenges.

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm


Earth Sisters Camp

July 31 – August 2 

Ages: 8 – 14

We are excited to offer this all-girls experience, celebrating our relationship to nature and to each other. Led by female instructors, this camp will emphasize primitive skills, arts and crafts, and nature exploration and interpretation.Includes all meals.

Monday-Wednesday, (two overnights)


Junior Counselor Training Session   

June 22 – 24 

Ages: 13 – 16

For young adults, ready to build their skills as an outdoor leader during summer camps.  Gain training in first aid, leadership and communication, group management,  as well as technical outdoor skills. Each counselor in training can choose a focus on mountain biking, survival skills, or environmental science. 

Held at Burke Mountain.  Campers who complete this training session are eligible to become Junior Counselors at a NorthWoods Summer Camp, or Mountain Bike Adventure Camp.  Or, they may simply enjoy the challenge and camaraderie of the session, with no camp commitment to follow.

Thursday-Saturday (overnight Friday), 9am-4pm


Interested in more Jr. Counselor opportunities?

Click here to check out our Mountain Bike Adventure Camp Jr. Counselor Session!

Canoe Camps & Journeys

Water Kids Camp   

July 5 – 7

Ages 8 – 14

Do you like water as much as the fish do? Spend 3 days in the heat of July exploring water, by swim, by canoe, by foot.  We’ll learn about the macroinvertebrates of the small stream, we’ll explore the wetlands of the Clyde, and we’ll practice our swim strokes in some of our favorite Kingdom waterbodies.

Wednesday-Friday, 9am-4pm


CT River Canoe Trip   

July 10-14

Ages 9 – 14

From the Class I rapids and quickwater of the northern reaches, to wide meandering stretches, this section of the CT River, from Colebrook to Guildhall teems with soaring birds of prey, expansive views and prime riverside camping. Explorers prepare for the journey at the NorthWoods campus, test their team on the challenge course, then head to the river.

Monday-Friday (overnights)

Fee on sliding scale, $250-$500

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile waterway traverse from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent, Maine.

Looking for something with wheels?

Check out our Mountain Bike Camps