Eagles Contact Us 802.359.5000 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Get Directions Peeps Fledglings Falcons Eagles Forms Scholarships Schedule 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. 2019 Nature Camp Schedule View and Download Nature Camp Forms EAGLES Camps at VINS Nature Center • Available • Waitlist JUNE 17 - 21 / Eagles On Target / $330 VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VTMonday-Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pmFriday, 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 Register JULY 22 - 26 / Advanced Science of Amazing Raptors / $330 VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VTMonday-Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pmFriday, 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 Register EAGLES Camps at Old Pepper Place (overnight camps*) • Available • Waitlist JULY 7 - 12 / Field Expedition / $650 Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve, Washington, VTSunday, 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 Register AUGUST 4 - 9 / Survival Adventures II / $650 - Filling Fast - 1 spot left Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve, Washington, VTSunday, 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 Register * Payment plans available for overnight camps. Call Lead Nature Camp at (802) 359-5000 x245 for more information.