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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.

At VINS Nature Camp, health and safety is our first priority.

We will continue to adapt our COVID-19 safety measures as the situation evolves.  Updates to our policies will be posted here and communicated to all registered camp families.

UPDATED December, 2021

What to Expect at VINS Nature Camp this Winter

VINS Nature Camp is excited to run camp programs this winter season and we look forward to sharing the wonders of the natural world with your child.  Our general COVID Safety Protocols for the winter season are outlined below.  More detailed information will be provided to families prior to the start of camp.  Please remember that all guidelines are subject to change.

Health Screening:

  • VINS Nature Camp will be conducting an exposure and symptom screening of all campers, daily.


  • VINS Nature Camp strongly encourages all camp participants who are eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19 to protect their health and our camp community.


  • At this time, there are no domestic travel restrictions or guidelines in place for Vermont. VINS will monitor state travel guidelines and communicate any changes, if necessary.


  • All camp participants must wear a mask or face coverings when indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Masks will not be required when campers are outdoors or at certain times during the day such as while eating.  During these times, physical distancing will be maintained as much as possible.

Hand Washing

  • All VINS Nature Camp participants will engage in healthy hand hygiene during the camp day.


  • For the 2021-2022 Vacation Camp season, VINS has implemented revised cancellation policies to allow the greatest flexibility for our camp families during these uncertain times.
  • Refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee per registration, and will be given according to the following schedule:
    • If requested at least two weeks before the first day of camp, you will receive a full refund (less a $10 processing fee).
    • If requested less than two weeks before the first day of camp, we will be unable to issue a refund.
  • VINS will not provide refunds if a child misses one or more days of camp due to dismissal, illness, unexpected family obligations, or any other unforeseen factor including if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 prior to or during their camp session.

We look forward to welcoming campers to VINS Nature Camp for a dose of outdoor fun, adventure, and learning with friends in a safe environment.