Camps & Expeditions

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Scroll down to check out our 2018 summer camps!

We have day camps, expeditions, science and canoe camps for children ages, 6-16.

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.

Junior Counselor Training Session   

June 20 – 22  

Ages: 13 – 16

For young adults, ready to build their skills as an outdoor leader during summer camps. Gain training in first aid, leadership, 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.

We will home-base at the NorthWoods bunkhouse, and will also share Burke Mountain trails and facilities. 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.

Overnight camp. Wednesday-Friday, Drop-off Wednesday 9am – Pickup Friday 3pm


Interested in more Jr. Counselor opportunities?

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

Wild Science Discovery Camp 

June 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 and researchers in the field. Projects include electro-fishing, small mammal studies, and learning about mountain top ecosystems.

Day Camp, Monday-Friday, 9am–4 pm


Nature Day Camp

July 9 – 13  

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.

Day Camp. Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm


Earth Sisters Camp

August 6 – 10

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. After a pilot program last year, the Earth Sisters will home-base in the beautiful NorthWoods bunkhouse.

Monday-Friday, Overnight Tuesday-Friday, Day Camp on Monday.

Drop off 9am Monday & Tuesday, Pickup 4pm Monday and Friday.



Survival Camp 

July 23-27

Age: 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.

Monday-Friday, Day Camp Mon-Weds, Overnight Thurs.

Drop Off Monday-Thursday 9am, Pickup 4pm Mon-Thursday. Pickup 11am Friday.


Canoe Camps & Journeys

Clyde River Canoe Camp  

July 3-6

Ages 9 – 13

The Clyde River runs through NorthWoods’ backyard, and we’ll explore from its headwaters in Island Pond to the mouth at Lake Memphremagog. Paddlers will learn tricks of the trade for canoe journeys, from paddling skills to camp preparation. The Clyde winds through wetlands rich with unique plant and animal species, through scenic lakes and ponds, and features great fishing, a vivid cultural history.

Overnight camp. Tuesday-Friday, Drop Off Tuesday 9am, Pickup Friday 1pm


Water Explorers  

July 16-20

Ages 6 – 13

Do you and your kids like water as much as the fish do? Campers spend a week in the heat of July exploring water, through a variety of mediums including canoes, with fishing poles, with nets, and masks and snorkel. 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.

Note: The camp day is shorter, to allow for more jam-packed exploration, and some time to relax and connect at home as well.

Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm


Looking for something with wheels?

Check out our Mountain Bike Camps