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Camp Hours

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

FRIDAY
9:00AM - 3:30PM*

*Regular Camp hours. Please note, times may be different for Peeps or Overnight camps.

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

**Not available all weeks or at all locations.

Leaders-in-Training (L-I-T) Volunteer Program for Teens

VINS’ Leaders-in-Training program involves teens in our camp program by offering the opportunity to work closely with children, peers, and adults in a fun, recreational setting while providing experiences for participants to develop their leadership skills. Whether or not participants have attended VINS Nature Camp, our L-I-T program offers a fun summer option for teens who love the camp experience or who want to gain experience leading groups in the outdoors. This specialized volunteer program is offered to individuals who are ages 14 (as of June 18, 2018) through 17 and who will be entering or returning to high school in the fall of 2018.

Throughout their summer, L-I-T volunteers will be paired with VINS Nature Camp Instructors who will mentor the L-I-Ts during their week(s) of camp. L-I-T responsibilities are assigned by the VINS Nature Camp Instructors they are working with and may include leading group games, assisting specific campers, or helping to prepare lessons/activities for the week. We believe that the L-I-T program is a valuable learning experience for all and hope that many of our L-I-Ts will eventually return as VINS Nature Camp Instructors.

Apply Today

Application deadline: May 20, 2018.

Please submit completed L-I-T Volunteer Application and L-I-T Health and Emergency Form to camps@vinsweb.org or mail to VINS Nature Camp, PO Box 1281, Quechee, VT 05059.

Returning L-I-T Volunteer Forms

L-I-T Volunteer Location Options

Day Camps:
VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VT
Storrs Pond Recreation Area, Hanover, NH
ArtisTree Community Arts Center and Gallery, South Pomfret, VT

Overnight Camps:
Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve, Washington, VT

L-I-T Volunteer Details

  • Must be entering 9th – 12th grade in the fall of 2018, at least 14 years of age, and younger than 18 years of age to be considered a L-I-T volunteer.*
  • Must have successfully completed at least one season as an L-I-T volunteer, be entering 11th-12th grade in the fall of 2018, and at least 16 years of age to be considered as an L-I-T volunteer for our overnight camps.
  • L-I-Ts are required to volunteer for at least one full week of camp at one of the specified locations and may volunteer for as many weeks at they are able.
  • Applications must be submitted by May 20, 2018.
  • L-I-Ts must attend a training day (selected dates TBD) regarding general camp policies, safety procedures, and an introduction to leadership skills before their scheduled week to volunteer.
  • L-I-Ts will receive official acknowledgement of their volunteer hours at the end of their service.

*If you are 18 or older by June 18, 2018 and are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us at camps@vinsweb.org.