Summers in Vermont: Ski Resorts Offer Exciting Children’s Camps
Whether children attend summer camp for a few days or a few weeks, the memories they make at Vermont camps are sure to last well beyond their time in the Green Mountains. From sunny days spent outside hiking, kayaking or golfing, to indoor activities like rock wall climbing and yoga, children who spend their summers at Vermont ski resorts will engage in healthy activities while making new friendships and childhood memories. Explore the various camps that Vermont has to offer:
Jay Peak Resort
For kids, a summer week can last so much longer than the days it encompasses. Every moment of a Raised Jay camp will stay with campers forever. From the first paddle of a kayak to the 18th hole, the Raised “Jayer” experiences hiking, ice skating, surfing, golf, kayaking, tie-dye, outdoor survival skills, rappelling and, most importantly, the simple, free feeling of being a careless kid in the summer. Camps begin July 10.
Looking for exciting outdoor adventure opportunities for children this summer? Whether it's learning to mountain bike, or simply improving downhill skills, Burke Mountain has some great options with outdoor adventure and mountain bike camps. Burke Mountain and NorthWoods Stewardship Center team up to lead summer adventure camps, combining the best of Burke's mountain biking with NorthWoods' camp experience. Visit skiburke.com for complete details.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Children who have taken part in Smugglers’ Notch Resort’s award-winning vacation programs for ages 3-17 have enjoyed Vermont’s Green Mountains as their playground since the resort first developed these programs forty years ago. Traditional activities are still favorites: pool and waterpark visits, nature discovery, arts and crafts, outdoor games and more. The resort’s specialty camps offer immersion for kids interested in Outdoor Survival, Tennis, Mountain Biking and High Adventure, which includes aerial trekking, kayaking, rock climbing and the Tyrolean Traverse high ropes course river gorge experience. Facilitated by counselors trained to support team building and activity skills, a camp day at Smugglers’ is all about having fun and building memories together.
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe Mountain Resort offers a fun and active camp for children ages 3-12. Based out of the brand new Adventure Center, kids learn climbing, golf, tennis, mountaineering and more. Other activities include tie-dye, arts & crafts, exploring streams & rivers, hiking, swimming, ropes courses, disc golf, soccer and volleyball. Camp is offered everyday rain or shine; with daily rates, 5-day and season passes. Camp opens June 17 and runs through August 27.
Sugarbush offers summer camps for ages 3-18 from late-June to mid-August. Offerings include special weekly themed camps for children ages 6-12. Themes include adventure, climbing, farm-to-plate, water and outdoor skills. Additionally, golf or tennis camps and lodging packages are available.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Operating six days a week (closed Sundays) in Okemo’s Jackson Gore base area, Camp Gokemo is designed for campers ages 4-13 who are sure to enjoy Vermont summertime fun with daily indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, organized games and sports, swimming and a different general theme each week. Camp Gokemo includes snacks and lunch. Participation is available on a day-by-day basis or multi-day packs may be purchased at a discount. Discounts are also available for resort guests and Vermont residents. To inquire about Camp Gokemo or to make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-228-1600.
Woodstock Inn & Resort
Woodstock Inn & Resort has a great camp week planned for kids with tennis, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, gardening, arts and crafts, obstacle courses, yoga and more. Open to children in K-6th grade, the camp is offered in full and ½ day options. June 19 - June 23 and June 26 - June 30. Call 802-457-6656 for more information and to register.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Stratton Mountain Adventure Campers enjoy healthy lifestyle activities that focus on art, mountain exploration, sports and swimming. Based at the Stratton Training and Fitness Center, Cliff Drysdale Tennis School offers camps that foster both lifelong friendships and lifelong love of the game. For the young golfer, the Stratton Golf School’s Junior Camp covers all aspects of the game for any ability. Golf campers spend half a day golfing and half with either the Adventure or Tennis camps. Visit stratton.com or call 1-800-STRATTON for more details.
Mount Snow Resort
Mount Snow Outdoor Exploration Camp (OEC) is a high-energy summer camp located in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest. Their camp provides kids with the opportunity to adventure and explore the great outdoors with an experienced team of counselors. Your child will be excited to participate in activities including but not limited to hiking, biking, swimming, golfing, chairlift rides, arts and crafts, and exploring the local areas and attractions.