February Nature Camp 2022

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Camp Hours

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

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

FRIDAY
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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

*Not available all weeks or at all locations.

Important:

Please visit our safety page to see VINS Nature Camp's COVID-19 policies before registering.

Survival Superpowers (Grades 1-4)

Registration opens December 15 at 6:00 AM

Survival Superpowers: Frozen World

February 14 - 17, 2022

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 all four!

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

Price: $75 per day

$10 discount off each day for multiple days sign ups (Use code MULTI22 at checkout).*

VINS Member receive 10% discount (Use code MEM22 at checkout).*

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

Camp Hours:

VINS' Survival Superpowers: Frozen World Camp runs from 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday through Thursday.

Survival Superpowers: Frozen World

Available   Camp Full

Thursday, 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.

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Thursday, 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.

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Monday, 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.

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Tuesday, 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.

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Winter Survival (Ages 10 & 11)

Registration opens December 15 at 6:00 AM

Winter Survival Adventures
February 18, 2022

Children Ages 10 & 11

All around us there are extreme survivalists going about their lives, braving anything and everything that Vermont’s winters throw at them.  In Winter Survival Adventures, campers will practice basic wintertime survival skills such as building a snow shelter, preparing a winter campfire, tracking animals and, depending on conditions, even ice fishing.  The day’s activities will culminate with a s’more roast and Owl Prowl, a nighttime adventure into the woods to call for owls and find out Hoooo is living in the forests at VINS.

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

Price: $100 for the day

VINS Member receive 10% discount (Use code MEM22 at checkout).*

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

Camp Hours:

VINS' Winter Survival Adventures Camp runs from 9 AM - 6:30 PM, Friday.

Winter Survival Adventures

Available   Camp Full

Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

All around us there are extreme survivalists going about their lives, braving anything and everything that Vermont’s winters throw at them.  In Winter Survival Adventures, campers will practice basic wintertime survival skills such as building a snow shelter, preparing a winter campfire, tracking animals and, depending on conditions, even ice fishing.  The day’s activities will culminate with a s’more roast and Owl Prowl, a nighttime adventure into the woods to call for owls and find out Hoooo is living in the forests at VINS.

Register