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Register now for VINS 2015 Summer Nature Camp

QUECHEE — The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) 2015 Summer Nature Camp schedule is now online and open for registration. Children will enjoy fun and educational programs, in which they’ll have a chance to spend a week immersed in hands-on nature adventures.

Camps for children in pre-kindergarten through grade eight are available at four locations in Vermont and New Hampshire: VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vt.; ArtisTree Community Arts Center and Gallery in South Pomfret, Vt.; Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, Vt.; and Storr’s Pond Recreation Area in Hanover, N.H. All sessions will provide campers with the opportunity to explore nature through interactive activities and outdoor investigations.

Camps offered include:

Survival Adventures provides a great opportunity for young outdoor enthusiasts to build proficiency in basic self-reliance and teamwork skills in a fun environment.

Woodland Scouts investigate the wonders of the woods through exciting themed activities as well as games, stories, and more.

Advanced SOAR gives campers the opportunity to delve deeply into the world of raptors, a special camp theme only available at VINS Nature Center.

Natural History Mysteries fill the day with diverse themes, eco-quests, and scavenger hunts through the forest — campers will become nature detectives and solve a natural history mystery every day.

Water, Water Everywhere employs wimming, play, and nature discovery, for campers who will explore a variety of wetland habitats and learn how plants and animals have adapted to a world of water.

VINS believes all children should have the opportunity to experience Nature Camp, and therefore provides camp scholarships to families in need of support.

For more info, for online registration, or to download a scholarship application, visit or call 802-359-5000, ext. 223

Photo courtesy of VINS

VINS nature campers display a sign, as well as bright smiles, which clearly tell of their joyous experiences.

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