• CORE Camp 

    2018 CORE CAMP Descriptions

    $200/wk ($190 sibling)

    ($25 deposit due PER WEEK ENROLLED)

    Grade Level Entering: 1st – 8th

    Camp Leaders: Mallory Twitchell, Amadou DiFranco, Mike Tavares unless otherwise noted

    Locations: Orchard, Rick Marcotte and Chamberlin**

    **Chamberlin CORE camp will operate as normal Weeks 1,2, and 8.  While Summer school is in session (weeks 3-7), Chamberlin will operate from 11:30 - 6:00 pm Monday - Thursday.  This location will be the only camp option for kids attending summer school.  There will be no transportation from summer school to Orchard or Rick Marcotte Central.  

    Our traditional “CORE” camp offers a wide variety of choices so kids are always engaged in a meaningful activity.  The camp features 3-4 field trips a week, 3 “club” choices, reading and math “brain blocks” to keep kids minds sharp during the summer months, arts and crafts, physical activities, gardening, water play and more.  This summer we will operate CORE camps at each elementary school.  CORE camp activities, trips and clubs will be loosely focused on a central theme, but there will be lots of variety in case the theme isn’t your child’s cup of tea.


    6/20/18 – 6/22/18 FANTASY WEEK ($130/$125 sib) 

    Campers will immerse themselves in the worlds of Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, unicorns, fairies and more! 

    Clubs: Harry Potter’s Wizard Club, Make your own Fantasy Fiction Book, and Gnome and Fairy House Building. 

    Trips: Big Blue Trunk (at school), More TBD


    6/25/18 – 6/29/18 LAND OF LAKES WEEK

    Campers will explore some of Vermont’s best lakes and of course get to do lots of swimming!

    Clubs: Sandcastles and Sculptures, Wildlife of VT Lakes, Beach Games

    Trips: Sandbar Beach, Branbury State Park, Crystal Lake


    7/2/18 – 7/6/18 (Closed July 4) VERY VERMONT ($165/$160 sib)

    Campers will experience the things that are very “Vermont” from local products to natural areas. 

    Clubs: Vermont Food, History

    Trips: Shelburne Museum, Ben and Jerry’s, Rock of Ages


    7/9/18 – 7/12/18 ANIMAL PLANET WEEK

    All things furry, scaly and feathery!! 

    Clubs: Animal Gym Games, Animal Research and Exploration, and Animal Art

    Trips: Shelburne Farms, Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences, and TBD


    7/16/18 – 7/20/18 SPORTS WEEK

    We’ll be moving, playing, and competing all week!  Campers will be exposed to sports of all kinds.

    Clubs: Gymnastics, Team Sports, and Lawn Games

    Trips: Gymnastics, Lake Monsters Game, and Cairns for Ice Skating


    7/23/18 – 7/27/18 MAKER WEEK

    Campers will be embracing the Maker’s Space Movement and will disassemble, reassemble, construct and create all week long.

    Clubs: Invent and Play Your Own Gym Games, Dream Home Design

    Trips: Local Makers Space Studio, Burton, Woodworking Shop, and TBD


    7/30/18 – 8/3/18 WATER PARK WEEK

    You heard that right!  Campers will be slipping and sliding all week!  We’ll build some of our own slides and visit some local “water parks”.  There will be something for novice sliders, experienced sliders and everyone in between!

    Clubs:  Build your Own Waterpark, Water Games

    Trips: Smugglers’ Notch, Waterslide World (Lake George, NY), and Upper Valley Aquatics Center


    8/6/18 – 8/10/18 STEAM WEEK (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

    Campers will put their brains to the test studying, building, creating and experiencing the world around us with a scientific eye.

    Clubs: Lego Robotics, Origami, and Science Experiments

    Trips: Montshire or Fairbanks Museum, TV/radio Station Tours, Birds of Vermont Museum