Our culminating summer experience is for older kids (6th-8th grade). While our other camps are centered in Burlington and rooted in one geographic place, our Adventurers program gets kids out into the vast Vermont wilderness. We offer trips to hike a section of the Long Trail and paddle the Winooski River. Inspired by the adventures of the great naturalists of the 19th century, we will spend two days (9am-3:30pm) at our Rock Point Base Camp in Burlington introducing basic camping skills (setting up camp, cooking over a fire, orienteering, natural navigation, wilderness first aid, wild edibles, paddling, and more).
Using our newly acquired skills, the group will head out on a 3-day, 2-night wilderness trip down the Winooski. No previous camping or paddling experience necessary. Registration limited to 6 boys and 6 girls. This is a Coed trip.
- Monday-Tuesday (9am-3:30pm): At Rock Point in Burlington
- Wednesday (9am): Arrive at Rock Point with backpacks packed and ready to go, leave for the River
- Friday (afternoon): Return to Rock Point around 2-3pm (will call parents as we leave the river)
COVID on the River:
Anytime a group camps together hygiene and sanitation become a top priority. Many of our same protocols for giving personal space and clean hands apply for this trip. Luckily, canoes have lots of cargo space and everyone can bring their own tent if they so choose. Family members and friends will be allowed to share tents with parent permission.
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