Summer at The Wilds

Our mission at The Wilds is to cultivate a deep and long-lasting connection to wildness and summer in Vermont is an ideal time to explore that foundation. There are trees to climb, streams and lakes to explore, sticks and rocks to create with, an endless bounty of food to forage for, and plenty of forest friends to get to know.

Registration Details

Registration for summer 2024 will open in February. Please contact us if you are interested in enrolling.

Financial aid is available! We strive to make Crow’s Path accessible to all families. If you need financial assistance, please submit our Financial Aid form along with your registration.

Program Details

Ages: 3-5 years old
June 24 – August 19, 2024
Hours: 8:15am-3:15pm
North Alliance Church, Burlington, VT, with direct access to over 150 acres of forest and shoreline to explore through the Arms Forest and Rock Point.

Enrollment options + Cost

Enrollment is either for a full week (you can select any/all of our 9 weeks of summer camps). We also offer part-time enrollment in summer camps for the whole summer. Cost is as follows:

  • Week long camps: 1 full week of camp: $400

Full summer enrollment

  • 2 days per week (TTh): $1,360 for summer (9 weeks)
  • 3 days per week (MWF): $2,080 for summer (9 weeks)
  • 5 days per week (M-F): $3,440 for summer (9 weeks)

We currently accept CCFAP payments. Financial aid is available!

After camp care

With enough interest we will offer afterschool care at an additional cost of $12 per day. Afterschool will run from 3:15-5:15pm, and snack will be provided. If interested, please select “yes” for the afterschool option during the registration process.

Enrollment requirements

Read our readiness questionnaire below to see if your child is ready:

Due to the outdoor-nature of the preschool, it is imperative that children are able to clearly communicate their needs (e.g. bathroom use, thirst, hunger, pain, etc). While we remind children to address their needs early and often, if we are outside and a child needs to go to the bathroom, they need to be able to share that with us, so we can get them to a location where they can go in a timely manner.

Your child should be able to do everything necessary to go to the bathroom independently (i.e. manipulate clothing, wiping, etc.). If a child needs assistance, they need to be able to ask for help. It is presumed that children are fully potty trained and proficient in toileting. No diapers or pull-ups allowed.

We are always working with children to encourage independence and develop self help skills. Your child should be able to change his/her clothes or be willing to attempt to change them on their own, as well as be able to ask for help if he or she is having difficulty.

In our program, it is required that children are able to follow directions given to them by our educators in order to keep them safe. Your child will be required to stay with the group, as that is one of our main agreements that every child must follow.

Preschool Calendar

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