2019 Summer Day Camps

This summer take your passion for adventure into the sun and onto the waters of Lake Champlain in Vermont! Come join the Maritime Museum's experienced program staff for adventure camps in a great location. Our four-acre campus provides a fleet of watercraft, lots of exhibits and workshops, and equipment for snorkeling and robotic exploration. Don’t miss out on these opportunities of a life time!

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Free shuttle service with stops in Burlington, Shelburne, Middlebury, and Vergennes!

About The Shuttle:

Burlington Shuttle ·

MORNING - 8:30am: Departs a location TBD on Shelburne Road in South Burlington.  8:50am: Departs Shelburne Supermarket.

AFTERNOON the shuttle arrives at Shelburne Supermarket at 4:10pm, and at a location TBD on Shelburne Road in South Burlington at approximately 4:30pm.

Middlebury Shuttle

MORNING - 8:50am: Departs the Bridge School parking lot. 9:10am: Departs Vergennes Park and Ride (RT 7 and 22A). ·

AFTERNOON the shuttle arrives at Vergennes Park and Ride at 3:50pm, and at the Bridge School at 4:10pm.

We have an early drop off / late pick up option for our site in Vergennes. Students can be dropped off as early as 8am and picked up as late as 5pm. Early drop off is $40/week and late pick up is $40/week.

A limited number of scholarships are available for all of the camps. Contact Elisa Nelson to apply.

Week 1

June 24 - June 28,  2019

One And Only Fish Camp

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In this week-long adventure with our fishy friends you will learn about cool fish adaptations and anatomy. You'll also learn to snorkel, make fishing rods, use seine nets, and cast a fly rod. This will be the highlight of your summer with underwater cameras, a Remotely Operated Vehicle and great new friends!

Grades: entering 2-4

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $325 
Register now. Camps fill quickly!

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This camp is currently full. Please contact registration at elisacn@lcmm.org to be placed on the waitlist.

Basic Boating Certification

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Basic Boating Certification is all about giving you the skills to handle the helm! This week-long course is an exciting sampler, featuring rowing, paddling, sailing, and handling small engines. Explore everything from leaving the dock to handling a worst-case scenario. You can even receive a VT Boater's Card to certify your knowledge. Get out on the lake this summer!

Grades: entering 8-12

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $325  + $29.50 for Lifetime VT Boater Education Card
Register now. Camps fill quickly!

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Week 2

July 1 - July 4,  2019

18th Century Adventure

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Sailors and soldiers! Spend a week in the 18th Century learning all the skills of life in the army and navy of the Colonies. Explore real artifacts from the time period in the Conservation Lab, learn to march, row, sew, navigate the land and the water, work with knots and rope, and explore copper, bronze, pewter, and iron in the metal shops. After making fire with flint and steel we will cook our meals over an open fire from 18th century recipes. Our week will culminate with a Wednesday overnight aboard the Gunboat Philadelphia II. Families can join campers beginning at noon on Thursday to celebrate Independence Day, enjoy an 18th century lunch, and share what campers have learned.

Note: No camp on Friday, July 5th.

Grades: entering 5-7

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm with one overnight

Price: $325 
Register now. Camps fill quickly!

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Week 3

July 8 - July 12,  2019

The Original Lake Adventure Camp

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This camp combines the best of our lake ecology, maritime heritage and adventure skills--for kids who love to be outdoors. We will be on the go each day and include time for swimming, playing games and having fun on the water.

This camp does not include snorkeling. If you're looking for snorkeling see Week 7.

Grades: entering 2-4

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $325 
Register now. Camps fill quickly!

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Heavy Metal Mania

Image of a boy hammering hot iron on an anvil. LAC Summer Camps.

Back again by popular demand!! Want to play with red hot metal and hit things really hard? This sampler will give you a taste of the ancient arts of pounding iron, melting bronze, and shaping sheet copper. Work with your hands, get dirty, make fascinating things, and take them home. In between metal projects, we’ll cool off with swimming and games.

Grades: entering 5-7

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $325 
Register now. Camps fill quickly!

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This camp is currently full. Please contact registration at elisacn@lcmm.org to be placed on the waitlist.

Week 4

July 15 - July 19,  2019

The Original Lake Adventure Camp

Image of kids having lunch on a mountain top. LAC Summer Camps.

This camp combines the best of our lake ecology, maritime heritage and adventure skills--for kids who love to be outdoors. We will be on the go each day and include time for swimming, playing games and having fun on the water.

This camp does not include snorkeling. If you're looking for snorkeling see Week 7.

Grades: entering 2-4

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $325 
Register now. Camps fill quickly!

Register
 

Week 5

July 22 - July 26,  2019

Lake Adventure Camp w/Snorkeling

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This camp combines the best of our lake ecology, maritime heritage and adventure skills, including snorkeling! We will be on the go each day with time for swimming, playing games and having fun on the water.

Grades: entering 5-7

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $325 
Register now. Camps fill quickly!

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Week 6

July 29 - August 2,  2019

Build Your Own Adventure Robot

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Build a custom Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to explore Lake Champlain! Assemble, solder, and wire a SeaPerch ROV and learn to fly it over the mysterious bottom of Lake Champlain. With your own creation, you will discover how useful an ROV can be as we study shipwrecks and aquatic life. Don't worry about getting too attached to your SeaPerch - at the end of the camp, you can take it home!

Grades: entering 5-7

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $325+ $170 for robotics kit
Register now. Camps fill quickly!

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This camp is currently full. Please contact registration at elisacn@lcmm.org to be placed on the waitlist.

You can also look at Week 8 for our second session of Build your own Adventure Robot!
 

Week 7

August 5 - August 9,  2019

Lake Adventure Camp w/Snorkeling

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This camp combines the best of our lake ecology, maritime heritage and adventure skills, including snorkeling-! We will be on the go each day and include time for swimming, playing games and having fun on the water.

Not a swimmer? Check the same camp without snorkeling during Week 3 or Week 4.

Grades: entering 2-4

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $325 
Register now. Camps fill quickly!

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This camp is currently full. Please contact registration at elisacn@lcmm.org to be placed on the waitlist.

Wooden Boat Building

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Each camper will build their own 15’ wooden flat bottom canoe and learn to use it safely. We’ll learn about the sciences and skills that go into boatbuilding, and have a great time doing it! These one-of-a-kind boats are yours to keep! This camp has only 6 spaces available!

Grades: entering 8-12

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $325 + $325 for boat kit
Register now. Camps fill quickly!

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Week 8

August 12 - August 16,  2019

Lake Adventure Camp w/Snorkeling

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This camp combines the best of our lake ecology, maritime heritage and adventure skills, including snorkeling-! We will be on the go each day and include time for swimming, playing games and having fun on the water.

Grades: entering 5-7

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $325 
Register now. Camps fill quickly!

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Build Your Own Adventure Robot - II

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Build a custom Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to explore Lake Champlain! Assemble, solder, and wire a SeaPerch ROV and learn to fly it over the mysterious bottom of Lake Champlain. With your own creation, you will discover how useful an ROV can be as we study shipwrecks and aquatic life. Don't worry about getting too attached to your SeaPerch - at the end of the camp, you can take it home!

Grades: entering 5-7

Day camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $325+ $170 for robotics kit
Register now. Camps fill quickly!
Please email elisan@lcmm.org to register for this special extra camp!

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