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Camp Hours

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM*

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM*

*Regular Camp hours. Please note, times are different for Peeps, Overnight and February camps.

Early-care - Camp hours extend from 8:15 AM for additional fee.

Aftercare - Camp hours extend to 5:30 PM for additional fee.

**Not available all weeks or at all locations.


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Children Entering Grades 6-8

VINS Nature Camp is ready to go the distance with your camper. Whether your child is an avian enthusiast, survivalist in the making, or aspiring archer, we are excited to share an unforgettable summer with them.

Our day and overnight camp programs for Eagles offer the unique and specialized experiences that their inquisitive minds seek. VINS Nature Camp creates opportunities for in-depth investigations, hands-on learning, as well as challenge-by-choice and teambuilding scenarios that can lead to tremendous personal growth and lasting friendships. Your camper will leave with memories to last a lifetime.

For a unique overnight experience, join VINS Nature Camps at Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve for a week of adventures in the wilderness. Make this summer a truly special one.

EAGLES Camp Hours:

All VINS Nature Camp's EAGLES day camps run from 9 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Thursday and 9 AM - 3:30 PM on Friday unless otherwise specified.

All VINS Nature Camp's EAGLES overnight camps run from 2 PM on Sunday to 3:30 PM on Friday.

EAGLES Camps at VINS Nature Center

Available   Waitlist

VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VT

This camp dedicated to learning the art of archery. Learning to safely use a bow and arrow is a great way for campers to enjoy an active hobby outdoors. Our USA Archery certified instructors will teach proper shooting form and introduce this activity in a safe and comfortable manner.  Each day, campers will participate in a session on shooting technique as well as other activities including themed crafts, hikes, additional practice on the range, and even equipment maintenance.  Campers will also enjoy archery games and a mini tournament at the end of the week. All skill levels are welcome.


VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VT

Advanced SOAR Camp gives campers the opportunity to delve deep into the world of raptors. Campers will work with professional trainers, wildlife keepers, and specialized educators to learn about avian anatomy, current raptor research, and the inner workings of VINS’ Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. With diversified interactions and up-close raptor encounters, including an opportunity to handle trained falconry birds from New England Falconry, campers will be on the road to becoming wildlife rehabilitators, environmental educators, or VINS volunteers. Prerequisite: Campers must have successfully completed a session of SOAR Camp or have equivalent knowledge base prior to attending Advanced SOAR Camp.*

*Please contact Lead, Nature Camps with questions or to discuss if your camper is prepared for Advanced SOAR Camp.


VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VT
Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

(Combined Falcons and Eagles age group)

History will come alive in this exciting, one-of-a-kind camp from VINS.  Travel back in time and learn about two ancient sporting traditions; falconry, the practice of hunting alongside a trained raptor, and archery.  Go behind the scenes with our raptor handlers for an experience few adults could imagine, an up-close encounter with nature’s most perfect hunter: the Raptor!  Then, test your concentration and aim with a bow and arrow on the VINS Nature Camp archery range and see if you can hit the bulls-eye.  Sport of Kings blends two of VINS Nature Camps most popular programs into this highly specialized camp.

Note: This is a 3-day camp, there will be no camp held on Thursday, August 27 or Friday, August 28.