Upcoming Vacation Camps
$300 for members; $325 for non-members
Hours: 8:30 am-3:30 pm, Monday-Friday
In this inventive camp, we’ll problem-solve to help protect Lake Champlain, design and build creative contraptions, and practice using the engineering design process. We’ll also get the chance to explore ECHO’s newest exhibits: Engineer It and Awesome Forces. Get ready for a week of hands-on, brains-on playing and learning!
$120 for members; $130 for non-members
Hours: 8:30 am-3:30 pm, Monday-Tuesday
Do you like dinosaurs? We do too! Join us for a special two day camp where we’ll dig in to these incredible creatures that roamed the earth long ago. We’ll put on our paleontology hats and explore the clues left behind by dinosaurs, and even make our own model fossils.
ECHO offers one-day and week-long science, stewardship, and design themed day camps during summer break and school vacation
Set against the backdrop of the bustling Burlington Waterfront, a day at ECHO camp can move from an impromptu, behind-the-scenes observation of ECHO’s animal care activities to a lakeside game of Turtle Tag to an underwater robot-enabled search for Champ.
Our stellar camp team is composed of year-round ECHO educators, seasonal staff with backgrounds in science and education, and members of ECHO’s environmental teen leadership program. We believe the intimate, responsive atmosphere of our camps is what makes ECHO Camps a truly engaging experience. Therefore, we ensure a low instructor-to-child ratio of approximately 1:6. Past guest instructors have included scientists from UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Lab, members of ECHO’s animal care team, and robotic engineers from Greensea Systems Inc.