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Check out our brochure of scheduled 2016 summer camps at NorthWoods! 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 maria@northwoodscenter.org or call 802-723-6551*303


Survival Camp: Advanced Edition, June 27-30

Ages 8-13

A twist on a summer favorite – we’ll set up base camp on the first day, from here we will explore summer pastimes and primitive skills of shelter and fire-building, orienteering, archery and tracking.

Time: Monday-Thursday, 9 am–4 pm (Overnight Wed)

Fee: $175, includes all meals


Nature Day Camp: July 11 – 15

Ages 6-13

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.

Time: Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm

Fee: $200, includes homemade lunch


Wild Science Discovery Camp: July 25 – 29

Ages 8-13

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.

Time: Monday-Friday, 9 am–4 pm

Fee: $250, includes homemade lunch

Earth Sisters Camp: August 1-3

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.

Time: Monday-Wednesday, 9 am-4 pm (Overnight Tues.)

Fee: $150, includes all meals



Survival Camp, August 8-12

Ages 8-13

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.

Time: Monday-Friday, 9 am–4 pm

Fee: $200, includes homemade lunch



Mountain Bike Adventure Camps on Burke Mountain

A NorthWoods Stewardship Center and Burke Mountain Partnership

MISSION: To share our passion for exploring and understanding the natural world, while developing technical mountain biking skills in a safe, fun and adventurous environment.

All camps include hiking, environmental awareness, and team building challenges in addition to mountain biking and meet at Burke Mountain.

Mountain Bike Adventure Camps

Ages: 7 – 14

For all levels of riders, including those new to singletrack riding. Camp will include technical instruction on singletrack at the Burke Bike Park as well as cross-country tours.

9am-4pm. Bike Rental, Camperships available

Week 1: July 5-9  (Tues-Sat, overnight Fri) $650

Week 2: July 25-29 (Mon-Fri) $650

Week 3: August 2-6 (Tue-Sat, overnight Fri) $650

Week 4: September 3-5 (Sat-Mon) $500 (Labor Day Weekend: drop off Sat 9am, pick up Mon 1pm)


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.


July 18-22: 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 9am; pick up Friday 3pm

Fee: Sliding Scale

July 5-8: 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.

Time: Drop-off Tuesday 9am; pick up Friday 3pm.

Fee: Sliding Scale

Contact NFCT to apply: Marthe Peterson, marthe@northernforestcanoetrail.org

(802) 496-2285 x5