Summer Camps

Summer Journeys Camps offer six weeks of theme-based explorations that help children learn about the natural world, local and global communities, the arts, and themselves.

We are excited to partner with The Art House this summer to offer an expanded selection of camps for ages 6 to 13. Weekly themes include Public Art & Parade, Secret Gardens, Design & Build, Sustainability & Survival, Art 2.0, Outdoor Survival Skills, Puppetry & Performance, Earth Expeditions, and Down on the Farm.

Camps run from June 26 through August 4. A morning preschool camp will be offered June 27-30. Camps are based at Wonder & Wisdom, in Greensboro Village.

Our talented staff, led by directors Ceilidh Galloway-Kane and Anne Hanson, provide a safe and engaging environment where campers can learn hands-on and make new friends. Talented resident artists also engage children with their passions and expertise. 

Campers love to return each year for this fun-filled learning experience!

Wonder & Wisdom and The Art House welcome local children, and children of summer residents, to attend camp this summer! The regular camp program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Camp days often include supervised afternoon swim time at beautiful Caspian Lake.

Extended care is offered from 8 a.m to 9 a.m to meet the needs of working families. A nutritious lunch and health snacks are included in the camp fee. Children may also opt to bring their own lunch from home.

Camps are based at our “village campus” located on the first floor of the Greensboro United Church. We have a beautiful indoor program space, and a large backyard that contains butterfly, herb, and vegetable gardens.

The village campus is within walking distance to Caspian Lake, through the Willey's Beach Park. We also take children on field trips to local natural areas and farms, and to the Wonder & Wisdom community greenspace in Craftsbury village.

Our camps are a Vermont-licensed 4 STARS program. Families may apply for Vermont childcare subsidies, or request need-based scholarships, to help reduce a portion of the camp fees. Fees may also be eligible for the federal child and dependent care tax credit.  

Please click the link to download the 2017 Summer Journeys camp brochure. For information on financial assistance, or questions about the summer camp program, please contact Jim Flint at 802.533.9370. We hope to see your child in camp this summer!

 

Camp descriptions

Critters and Community, June 27–30

Led by Anne Hanson, this morning camp is for 3 to 5 year-old preschoolers. Following daily clues, we’ll spend time in nature while enjoying puppets, songs, and crafts. The camp runs from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Public Art and Parade, June 26-30, and morning of July 1

Ceilidh Galloway-Kane will help us create magnificent, marvelous, and movable public art. On July 1, we’ll bring our creative arts performance down Breezy Avenue in the Greensboro Funky 4th of July Parade. Ages 6 to 13.

Secret Gardens, July 3, 5, 6, 7 - Special 4-day rate 

Discover the magical faerie garden world with resident wizard Lynette Courtney and Anne Hanson. The camp includes field trips to secret garden spots. Ages 6 to 9.

Design and Build, July 3, 5, 6, 7 - Special 4-day rate 

From bird houses to benches, explore the uses for repurposed wood & recycled materials through hands-on   experience with hammers, levels, wood glue, and screwdrivers. Led by Ceilidh Galloway-Kane. Ages 10 to 13.

Sustainability and Survival, July 10–14  (Note: Camp is Full - Registrations accepted for Waiting List)

Led by Anne Hanson, we’ll explore how people and animals survive in the wild, have fun building shelters and forts, and enjoy a fantastic food chain feast! Ages 6 to 9.

Art 2.0, July 10–14

Matched with moments in art history, aspiring young artists will explore plein air painting, portraits, perspective, and still life working with multiple mediums. Led by Ceilidh Galloway-Kane. Ages 10 to 13.

Art 2.0, July 17-21

Matched with moments in art history, aspiring young artists will explore plein air painting, portraits, perspective, and still life working with multiple mediums. Led by Ceilidh Galloway-Kane. Ages 6 to 9.

Outdoor Survival Skills, July 17-21

Join us for a week of blending in with nature in harmony with our surroundings. Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire, purify water, and identify edible plants. Led by Anne Hanson and Holly Cook. Ages 10 to 13.

Puppetry and Performance, July 24-28

Make hand puppets, masks, and marionettes by drawing, cutting, using clay, paper mache, and felting! Led by Ceilidh Galloway-Kane, we’ll use our puppets to dance, practice improv skills and perform a show! Ages 6 to 9. 

Earth Expeditions, July 24–28

Through scavenger hunts, mystery quests, hikes, and climbs we’ll explore forests, meadows, brooks, and hills around Caspian Lake, Barr Hill, and the W&W greenspace in Craftsbury. Led by Anne Hanson. Ages 10 to 13.

Down on the Farm, July 31 – August  4

Enjoy field trips to local farms to meet unusual animals, talk with farmers, explore where our food comes from, pick organic veggies, and cook with delicious farm fresh ingredients. Led by Anne Hanson. Ages 6 to 13.