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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.

PEEPS

Children Ages 4 & 5 or Entering Kindergarten

VINS Nature Camp and Purple Crayon Productions partner to hold camps for preschool-aged children at the ArtisTree Community Arts Center in South Pomfret, VT and at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, VT. Our Peeps camps offer a blend of active nature exploration and creative art instruction in an atmosphere focused on the developmental needs of our youngest campers. During your child’s week at camp, they will enjoy a fun array of nature-themed activities and games, participate in art projects that reinforce daily lessons, and come face-to-face with live animals.

PEEPS Camp Hours:

VINS Nature Camp's Peeps camps run from 9am - 12pm.

PEEPS Camps at VINS Nature Center

Available   Waitlist

JUNE 17 - 21 / Up in the Air! / $150

VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VT
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Discover the art and science behind flight this summer!  During this exciting week, our professional educators will lead campers on incredible explorations of the creatures that flap, flutter, soar and buzz through the sky.  From the canopy of a towering tree to a fragrant flower-filled meadow, campers will investigate the lives of these aerial acrobats while participating in hands-on activities and fun games. Each day’s explorations will be enhanced by Purple Crayon Productions’ expert art educators who will guide campers through art projects that build on the theme of the day.

Cost: $150
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JULY 8 - 12 / Animal Adventures / $150

VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VT
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Animal Adventures is the camp for animal enthusiasts.  This unique camp experience offers opportunities for exploration of the amazing adaptations of mammal, bird, insect, reptile and amphibian species that call Vermont home.  Campers will learn about the characteristics of these animals through art projects, games, outdoor exploration, stories and live animal encounters! Using their imagination and natural curiosity, campers will begin to understand what makes each animal unique and become experts on their favorite critters.

Cost: $150
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AUGUST 5 - 9 / VINS Adventurers / $150

VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VT
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

VINS Adventurers will feed your young explorer’s desire to investigate and discover.  Campers will look, listen, feel, smell and taste their way through this weeklong adventure as they blaze trails through the forests, meadows and other natural spaces at the VINS Nature Center.  Daily hikes, activities and art projects will highlight one of the five senses and give campers new ways to investigate the world around them.  On the last day of camp, campers will be guided along the VINS Nature Center trails on a special quest to find a mystery creature.

Cost: $150
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PEEPS Camps at ArtisTree Community Arts Center

Available   Waitlist

JULY 15 - 19 / Anybody Home? / $150 - Filling Fast - 2 spots left

Monday - Thursday Sessions are held at ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, VT
Friday session is held at VINS Nature Center
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Let VINS and ArtisTree encourage your child’s vibrant curiosity. Through crafts, games, stories, and outdoor adventure, campers will explore the vast and amazing creatures that occupy the smallest crevices to the largest trees. During Anybody Home?, expert naturalists and art educators will guide your child’s discovery as we explore and reflect on the natural world often hidden in plain sight: under the bark of a dead tree, below the surface of the soil, and in the highest branches of the trees.

Cost: $150
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JULY 29 - AUGUST 2 / Pomfret Pioneers / $150

ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, VT
Friday session is held at VINS Nature Center
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Pomfret Pioneers will feed your young explorer’s desire to investigate and discover.  Campers will look, listen, feel, smell and taste their way through this weeklong adventure as they blaze trails through the forests, meadows and other natural spaces in the village of South Pomfret.  Daily hikes, activities and art projects will highlight one of the five senses and give campers new ways to investigate the world around them.  On the last day of camp, campers will be guided along the VINS Nature Center trails on a special quest to find a mystery creature.

Cost: $150
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