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Camp Hours

MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 4:00PM*

FRIDAY
9:00AM - 3:30PM*

*Regular Camp hours. Please note, times may be different for Peeps or Overnight camps.

EXTENDED DAY**
Camp hours extend to 5:30pm for additional fee.

**Not available all weeks or at all locations.

PEEPS

Children Ages 4 & 5 or Entering Kindergarten

VINS Nature Camp and Purple Crayon Productions partner to hold camps for preschool-aged children at the ArtisTree Community Arts Center in South Pomfret, VT. Our Peeps camps offer a blend of active nature exploration and creative art instruction in an atmosphere focused on the developmental needs of our youngest campers. During your child’s week at camp, they will enjoy a fun array of nature-themed activities and games, participate in art projects that reinforce daily lessons, and come face to face with live animals.

AM & PM Sessions

VINS Nature Camp offers an AM session from 9am-12pm and a PM session from 1pm-4pm. Our AM and PM camp sessions have different weekly themes and activities.

Peeps Lunchtime Option

Supervised lunchtime from 12pm - 1pm will be available for children who are attending both AM and PM sessions of camp. 

PEEPS Nature Camp Listings

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JUNE 18 - 22 / VINS Adventurers

AM Session
VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VT

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm

What better way to investigate nature than blazing a trail through the forests and meadows of Vermont? Each day, campers will take a brief hike, modified for little legs, around the beautiful VINS Nature Center while learning about the different types of habitats they encounter. Along the way, campers will discover what makes each habitat special and investigate which animals call that habitat home. Daily art projects will allow campers to reflect on their nature explorations and expand their creativity. On the last day of camp, campers will be guided along the VINS Nature Center trails on a special quest to find a mystery animal.

Cost: $150
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JULY 16 - 20 / Animal Adventures

AM Session
ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, VT
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday session is held at VINS Nature Center

Animal Adventures is the camp for animal enthusiasts. This unique camp experience offers opportunities for exploration of the amazing adaptations of mammal, bird, insect, reptile and amphibian species that call Vermont home. Campers will learn about the characteristics of these animals through art projects, games, outdoor exploration, stories and live animal encounters! Using their imagination and natural curiosity, campers will begin to understand what makes each animal unique and become experts on their favorite critters.

Cost: $150
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JULY 16 - 20 / Anybody Home?

PM Session
ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, VT

Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday session is held at VINS Nature Center

Let VINS and ArtisTree encourage your child’s vibrant curiosity. Through crafts, games, stories, and outdoor adventure, campers will explore the vast and amazing creatures that occupy the smallest crevices to the largest trees. During Anybody Home?, expert naturalists and art educators will guide your child’s discovery as we explore and reflect on the natural world often hidden in plain sight: under the bark of a dead tree, below the surface of the soil, and in the highest branches of the trees.

Cost: $150
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JULY 23 - 27 / Up in the Air!

AM Session
ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, VT

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday session is held at VINS Nature Center

Discover the art and science behind flight this summer! During this exciting week, our professional educators will lead campers on incredible explorations of the creatures that flap, flutter, soar and buzz through the sky. From the canopy of a towering tree to a fragrant flower-filled meadow, campers will investigate the lives of these aerial acrobats while participating in hands-on activities and fun games. Each day’s explorations will be enhanced by Purple Crayon Productions’ expert art educators who will guide campers through art projects that build on the theme of the day.

Cost: $150
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JULY 23 - 27 / Pomfret Pioneers

PM Session
ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, VT

Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday session is held at VINS Nature Center

What better way to investigate nature than blazing a trail through the forests and meadows of Vermont? Each day, campers will take a brief hike, modified for little legs, around the beautiful village of South Pomfret while learning about the different types of habitats represented. Along the way, campers will find visual clues interpreted by VINS educators which will lead them to a special surprise. Daily art projects will allow campers to reflect on their nature explorations and expand their creativity. On the last day of camp, campers will be guided along the VINS Nature Center trails on a special quest to find a mystery animal.

Cost: $150
Register