Camps & Expeditions

2015 Summer Camps

Camps2015finalcoverCheck out our Brochure & Application of scheduled 2015 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, July 7 – 10

Ages 8-14

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.

Times: Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, Overnight Thursday – Pickup Friday 11am
Fee: $175, includes all meals

Survival Camp: Junior Edition, July 13-16

Ages 5-7

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.

Times: Monday – Thursday, 9am – 2pm, Overnight Thursday – Pickup Friday 11am
Fee: $125, includes homemade lunch

Nature Day Camp: July 20 – 24

Ages 6-14

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


Wild Science Discovery Camp: July 27 – 31

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.

Times: Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm
Fee: $250, includes a homemade lunch


Earth Sisters Camp: August 3-6


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

Fee: $200, includes homemade lunch


qburkeAdvanced Mountain Bike Adventure Camp on Burke Mountain

July 13 -17, Ages 10 -14

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

August 3 – 7, Ages 8 – 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. Pick up Friday at 1:00 pm.

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

Time: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4pm

Fee: $400/ week, includes lunch

Bike Rentals: Additional $50/week (limited, reserve early)


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.


June 29 – July 3: 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 13-17: 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