Holiday Vacation Camp 2023

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Camp Hours

Please note, times are different for Peeps, Overnight and winter Vacation 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.

Registration open

Winter Explorers
December 27 - 29, 2023

Children Grades 1-4

The weather outside may be frightful but, here at VINS Nature Camp, wintertime brings many opportunities for investigation and discovery from winter weather phenomena to amazing animal survival behaviors.  Join us for an adventure this holiday season.

Come for one day or all three!

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


$75 per day

Vacation Camp Hours:

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


VINS Member discount - Receive a 10% discount on camp tuition.  Use code MEM24 at checkout.*

Multi-day discount - $5 discount off each day for signing up for multiple days of camp.  Use code MULTI24 at checkout.*

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

Winter Explorers

Space Available  Waitlisting

Wednesday, December 27

Wintertime blankets Vermont’s landscape in layers of snow and ice.  Delve into the science of winter weather with explorations and experiments that will unravel the mysteries of these frosty phenomena.

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Thursday, December 28

The natural world is full of amazing discoveries waiting to be uncovered by the keen observer.  This camp will teach campers to become naturalists, putting their observation skills to the test, honing their patience, and feeding their curiosity and sense of wonder as they explore our wintery world and become true students of nature.

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Friday, December 29

Despite harsh conditions, many creatures are still active during the wintertime, traveling across frozen rivers on the hunt for a meal or seeking refuge in thick woods from winter’s wild weather.  Discover who can be found out and about during these short, dark days, from the sky above to the ground below and everywhere in between.

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