Camps & Expeditions


Survival Camp has been filled for summer 2014.  For those campers seeking to learn survival skills, check out Earth Sisters Camp (for girls only) or Nature Day Camp in July, where many similar lessons are shared.  We look forward to exploring with your camper this summer!

Check out our brochure of scheduled 2014 summer camps at Northwoods! We have day camps, expeditions, science and canoe camps for children ages, 6-14. View our printable brochure for more info. To inquire about camps or scholarships, contact Maria by email or call 802-723-6551*115


2014 Summer Camps

 

Science Discovery Camp: July 7 – 11

Ages 9-13

Young researchers will participate in current projects and gain valuable experience with the scientific method, sampling techniques, and knowledge of the flora and fauna of the northern forest ecosystem.

Times: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
Fee: $200, includes homemade lunch

Nature Day Camp: July 14 – 18

Ages 6-13

By popular demand, it wouldn’t be 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.

Times: Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm
Fee: $200, includes a homemade lunch

 

Earth Sisters Camp: July 30th – August 1st

Ages: 8 – 13

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.

Times: Wednesday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, (Overnight Thursday)

Fee: $125, includes homemade lunch

 

Mountain Bike Adventure Camp on Burke Mountain: July 28th – August 1st

Ages 10-14

Young bikers will use a fleet of single and full suspension mountain bikes, gain cross-country and single- track riding skills from experienced instructors, and participate in tours in and around East Burke. While travel on two wheels will be the focus of camp, we’ll also make time for a hands-on introduction to trail building, environmental awareness, and summer outdoor favorites, like swimming, hiking, and climbing. Located on Burke Mountain.

Times: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4pm (Overnight Thursday)

Fee: $300, includes lunch. Bike rentals available at discounted cost.

 

Filled! Survival Day Camp: August 4th – 7th

Ages 6-13

We’ll explore favorite summer pastimes, like swim- ming, canoeing, games and team challenges, and we’ll also get hands-on with primitive skills, like shelter and fire-building, orienteering, archery and tracking.

Survival Camp has been filled for summer 2014. For those campers seeking to learn survival skills, check out Earth Sisters Camp (for girls only) or Nature Day Camp in July, where many similar lessons are shared. We look forward to exploring with your camper this summer!

 

Canoe Journeys

Northern Explorers

Ages 10-14

Northern Forst Canoe Trail partners

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile waterway traverse from the Adirondacks of New York to the Allagash of Maine. NorthWoods will team up again with the NFCT to lead these adventures in VT and NH.

The Journey: Explorers prepare for the journey at the NorthWoods campus, then head to the river. Here, explorers practice in-depth outdoor skills campcraft and wilderness ethics, and gain a new perspective on and appreciation for the natural beauty and cultural significance of these waterways.

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July 7-11: Clyde River Explorers

From its headwaters in Island Pond to its terminus in Lake Memphremagog, the Clyde River is made up of distinctive wetlands, flat and quick waters, and a history of legendary salmon runs and Native trade routes. We’ll celebrate the 4th of July on the river!


July 21-25: Northern Connecticut River Explorers

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.

Time: Drop off Monday 1pm – Pickup Friday 1pm

Fee: Sliding scale. Contact NFCT to apply.
Register: roger@northernforestcanoetrail.org
(603) 801-9597