February Nature Camp 2023

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Camp Hours

Please note, times are different for Peeps, Overnight and Winter camps.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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

*Not available all weeks or at all locations.

Survival Superpowers
February 20 - 24, 2023

Children Grades (1-4)

Can you survive months without food?  Change your color to become invisible in your surroundings?  Or hear a mouse under 2 feet of snow?  There are true superheroes living among us right here in Vermont!  In Survival Superpowers: Frozen World, discover the incredible wintertime adaptations of these hardy survivors.  Each day will bring a new adventure into the forests or meadow of VINS to experience this frozen world while investigating the different abilities of animals to survive in the depths of winter.

Come for one day or the whole week!

We will spend time outside during the camp day so campers should be properly dressed for outdoor wintertime activities.

Price: $75 per day

February Nature Camp Hours:

VINS' February Nature Camp runs from 9 AM - 3:30 PM each camp day.


VINS Member discount - Receive a 10% discount on camp tuition.  Use code MEM23 at checkout.*

Multi-day discount - $5 discount off each day for signing up for multiple days of camp.  Use code MULTI23 at checkout.*

*Please note: Promotional discounts cannot be combined. One promotional discount per registration.  Multiple day discount valid only for February Nature Camp registrations.

Survival Superpowers: Frozen World

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Monday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Birds have many options when it comes to surviving winter.  Should I stay or should I go?  What do I need if I stay?  If I go, where should I fly?  Each option has its pros and cons as we will learn during our day-long exploration of birds in winter.


Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Many animals spend all winter sleeping but there are a variety of forms of dormancy, hibernation being only one.  Come explore all the different ways to sleep away the cold months.


Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

For many animals, life simply goes on during the winter, albeit, a little bit colder.  Learn how animals adapt to the problems winter poses: deep snow, white landscape and brutal cold.


Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

All winter long, while there is very little sign of life above the snow, below that white layer, there is a flurry of activity as small critters go about their daily lives, protected from sight and the cold by a deep snowpack.  Join us in an exploration of the subnivean layer, the secret world below the snow.


Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Reptiles and amphibians completely disappear during the winter.  Unlike birds though, they haven’t flown the coop for warmer weather, they are toughing it out right here underground, under leaves and even under water.   Come learn about some of the most extreme animal superpowers found right here in Vermont.