Camps & Expeditions

2016 Summer Camps

Check out our Save the Date 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 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 a 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.


Nature Day Camp: July 11 – 15

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.


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.

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.



Survival Camp, August 8-12

Outdoor skills, knowledge and opportunity is packaged for youngsters, in a shorter camp day, with challenges that are appropriate for this age group. The perfect way to introduce, but not overwhelm, your young camper with the outdoors.


qburkeAdvanced Mountain Bike Adventure Camp on Burke Mountain

For riders who have plenty of experience on two wheels and are ready for more advanced technical instruction in the Burke Bike Park, as well as longer and more technical cross-country singletrack tours. Overnight on Thursday. Pick Up Friday at 11:00 am.

Mountain Bike Adventure Camp on Burke Mountain

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. Pick up Friday at 1:00 pm.

Both camps include swimming, team games and challenges, and environmental awareness and appreciation.

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.

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. We’ll celebrate the 4th of July on the river!


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

Fee: Sliding scale. Contact NFCT to apply.
(802) 535-5855