what’s new

We are so excited to reveal some fresh changes to our 2019 summer camp season! For starters, we’ve overhauled our registration system so that there are fewer forms and deadlines, and a clearer, more streamlined payment process. Not only will this make it easier for families, it will allow our staff to spend less time behind computers and more time with the campers. Last year, families indicated an overall dissatisfaction with the lunches provided by the Summer Food Service Program and we heard you - and saw the aversion firsthand in the amount of food left on campers’ plates! So this summer we will be cooking camp lunches onsite - with help from the campers, of course!

What to expect

We’re taking a more integrated approach to our camp activities, so every week all campers will delve into creativity and art-making, outdoor education, and cooking in addition to a variety of fun group games, special camp activities and of course beach time at Caspian Lake. Campers will be grouped by age in one of three “packs” to rotate through these activities throughout the week but will join all together during the morning and closing circles; lunch, recess and quiet time; and beach excursions. Our new Junior Counselor program will provide opportunities for kids ages 13 - 16 to join in the fun while also building their leadership skills!

 
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PreK Camps

For kids ages 3 - 5

PreK Camps

4-day morning camps for kids ages 3 - 5 who are “toilet independent” - no pull ups please! Camps are 8:30 am - 11:30 am daily, with optional extended care to 12:30 pm (please pack a lunch). Located at the WonderArts Program Space in the basement of Fellowship Hall at the GUCC in Greensboro, VT.


PreK Camps: $125 per week

Extended Care: $25 per week (per child)

session 1: July 1 - 5 (No Camp on July 4th)

Follow daily clues and explore the surrounding natural area while enjoying puppets, songs, and crafts. Led by Anne Hanson.

Session 2: July 8 - 12 (No Camp on July 10th)

Head out with a map to find some of nature's magic, do outside art projects and play. Led by Anne Hanson.


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Elementary Camps

For kids ages 6 - 12

Elementary Camps

Weeklong day camps for kids ages 6 - 12. Camps are 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily, with optional early drop off at 8:00 am. Lunch and snacks provided. Located at the Lakeview Union Elementary School in Greensboro, VT.

Elementary Camps: $250 per week

Early Drop Off: $25 per week (per child)


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Session 1: July 1 - 5 (no camp on july 4th)

Public Voice + Parade

Celebrate Independence Day by making banners and posters to carry while walking in the Funky Fourth Parade through downtown Greensboro on July 6th. Work together to decorate a fun parade float out of recycled materials, make a statement using printmaking techniques and explore wonderfully wild textures in the woods.

Led by Ceilidh Galloway-Kane and Geof Fehrs.

Camp Director: Skye Livingston


Session 2: july 8 - 12

Environmental Heroes

Come be an environmental hero and learn about what happens to our trash, recycling and food waste while discovering ways to help protect our earth's future. Experiment with natural dyes, make art with recycled materials and explore our delicate ecological system.

Led by Skye Livingston and Nancy VanWinkle.

Camp Director: Ceilidh Galloway Kane

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session 3: july 15 - 19

Exploring Global Cultures

It's a big, beautiful world out there so let's explore the many languages, foods and artforms of other cultures with a week dedicated to trying new things and full of visits from special guests! Try your hand at a variety of cultural crafts, learn some new words in other languages, and discover the local Native Abenaki history in the woods.

Led by Marget Maldonado and Anne Hanson.

Camp Director: Skye Livingston


session 4: july 22 - 26

Tools + Technology

Human technology is amazing! From ancient time tested wisdom to cutting edge gadgets, campers will put their minds and hands to work on engineering and technological challenges. Discover the modern applications of ancient technology through outdoor survival skills and explore the high-tech equipment in the WonderArts Spark space.

Led by Ezra Ranz and Holly Cook.

Camp Director: Ceilidh Galloway Kane

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session 5: july 29 - Aug 2

Animal Kingdom Adventures

We love animals so let's learn about the many ways animals move and speak, what they eat and how they live. Make animal masks, discover new ways to move your body, and keep an eye out for critters as you explore natural habitats and learn about our local fauna.

Led by Maura Gahan and Anne Hanson.

Camp Director: Skye Livingston


Additional Information

DAILY CAMP SCHEDULE

8:00 - 8:50   Optional Early Drop Off ($25/wk)

8:50 - 9:00   Camper drop off

9:00 - 9:45   Morning Circle

9:45 - 10:00   Snack Break

10:00 - 12:00   Rotating Core Activities (art, nature, cooking)

12:00 - 1:00   Lunch, Recess, Quiet Time

1:00 - 3:00   Rotating Activities / Beach Time (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

3:00 - 3:15   Snack Break

3:15 - 3:45   Closing Circle

3:45 - 4:00  Camper pick up

4:00 - 4:50 Optional Extended Care ($25/wk)

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We have a limited amount of full and partial scholarships available to help cover the costs of camp fees! If your family is interested in applying for financial assistance to attend camp, please indicate that on the registration form below and complete the required questions. Scholarship amounts will be determined on a rolling basis.

LUNCH + SNACKS

Lunch is included! Our Camp Chef will prepare lunch daily and all campers will help cook lunch once per week. WonderArts will provide healthy morning snacks for all campers but please send your child to camp with a snack for the afternoon. We will have plenty of food on hand if needed, but if your child is a picky eater we kindly request that extra snacks and/or a packed lunch be sent with the camper. If a child in the camp has a serious food allergy, we will notify parents/guardians ahead of time and ask that that foods containing that allergen not be brought to camp. We also request that campers not bring sugary drinks and snacks. 

CLOTHING

Please send your child to camp every day with secure shoes (closed toed preferred; no open back sandals please) and comfortable, appropriate clothing. Campers will participate in art, cooking and outdoor activities so clothing may occasionally get dirty. Please send your child to camp with a swimsuit and towel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for afternoons at the beach (sandals/flip flops can be used while at the beach). 

PAYMENT POLICY

Camp fees are due at the time of registration, unless you are applying for a scholarship (camp fees will be due after receiving your scholarship award). An invoice will be sent to the email used for registration and payments can be made either online or via check mailed to WonderArts VT at PO Box 300 // Greensboro, VT 05841. Please include your child's name when making a payment. 

CANCELATION POLICY

To receive a full refund, please cancel your registration at least two weeks prior to the start of the camp week. 

Cancelations made one week prior to the start of the camp week will receive a 50% refund.

Last minute cancelations will not receive a refund.

BEHAVIOR POLICY

We are dedicated to providing a safe space for all campers. If a child behaves inappropriately or in a way that endangers themselves, other campers, or staff, we will notify parents of the incident and may request an early pick up. If the behavior continues to cause significant disruptions or is of a very serious nature, we may request that the child not return to camp and no reimbursement will be given. Thank you for understanding and complying with our behavior policy.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at 802-533-9370 or skye@wonderartsvt.org if you have any questions.