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Camp Hours

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

FRIDAY
9:00AM - 3:30PM*

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

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

**Not available all weeks or at all locations.

EAGLES

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 Camps at VINS Nature Center

Available   Waitlist

JUNE 17 - 21 / Eagles On Target / $330

VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VT
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am-3:30 pm

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 tournament at the end of the week. All skill levels are welcome.

 *Highly supervised instruction provided by trained and certified staff following all national safety guidelines.

Cost: $330
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JULY 22 - 26 / Advanced Science of Amazing Raptors / $330

VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VT
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am-3:30 pm

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, campers will be on the road to becoming wildlife rehabilitators, environmental educators, or VINS volunteers. On the final day of camp, everyone is invited to enjoy a bird presentation led by the campers in which they will demonstrate their knowledge and appreciation of these amazing birds.  Prerequisite: Campers must have successfully completed a session of SOAR Camp or have equivalent knowledge base prior to attending the Advanced SOAR Camp.*

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

Cost: $330
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EAGLES Camps at Old Pepper Place (overnight camps*)

Available   Waitlist

JULY 7 - 12 / Field Expedition / $650

Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve, Washington, VT
Sunday, 2:00 pm - Friday, 3:30 pm

Ready for a one-of-a-kind camp experience?  Want to participate in real-world research and help birds at the same time?  VINS’ Field Expedition camp offers an opportunity for campers to engage in a week of field-based, collaborative learning while making their home in the wilderness.  Working in the woods at VINS’ Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve, participants will become familiar with forest habitats and the native birds of Vermont that rely on them.  Campers will learn and practice hands-on research methods with expert instructors from Vermont Land Trust.  At the end of the week they will present their findings to VINS staff and camper families.  This beautiful and remote camp location is the perfect setting for this field-based camp.  Sleep out under the stars, sit with friends around the campfire, contribute to bird conservation, and join VINS for an amazing adventure this summer.*

 *All activities will be supervised by highly trained instructors and adhere to American Camping Association standards.

Note: This is a week-long overnight camp.

Cost: $650
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JULY 14 - 19 / Trail Blazers II / $650

Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve, Washington, VT
Sunday, 2:00 pm - Friday, 3:30 pm

This camp offers a unique blend of backcountry adventuring, teambuilding, and hands-on service projects.  Campers will be introduced to the skills necessary for traveling in the wilderness: how to navigate with a map and compass or a GPS device, map making, and backcountry preparedness while also working together on meaningful projects to help VINS maintain its 327 acre Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve.  Throughout the week, our experienced instructors will guide campers through daily orienteering hikes, teambuilding challenges, and a trail building project.  Participants will experience, firsthand the responsibilities and demands of living and working as a team, will build confidence in themselves, and have a blast doing it in this fun, supportive and safe environment.*  

*All activities will be supervised by highly trained instructors and adhere to American Camping Association standards.

Note: This is a week-long overnight camp.

Cost: $650
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AUGUST 4 - 9 / Survival Adventures II / $650

Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve, Washington, VT
Sunday, 2:00 pm - Friday, 3:30 pm

So you think you’d survive on your own in the woods?  Come find out.  Survival Adventures II is designed for young campers who are looking for a true adventure challenge.  With daily survival scenarios and lessons in backcountry living skills, this week-long overnight camp will give campers the opportunity to put their wilderness skills to the test.  This beautiful and remote location is the perfect setting for a wilderness camp.  Surviving in the backcountry requires a lot of hard work, fun, and being open to new experiences; and there will be plenty of that in store during this week-long adventure.  Sleep out under the stars, sit with friends around the campfire, become a fire building master and make your home in the wilderness.  This is an overnight experience campers will never forget.*  

 *All activities will be supervised by highly trained instructors and adhere to American Camping Association standards.

Note: This is a week-long overnight camp.

Cost: $650
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* Payment plans available for overnight camps.  Call Lead Nature Camp at (802) 359-5000 x245 for more information.