Child about a launch a rocket he made outside on a green field at ECHO Camp

Upcoming Vacation Camps

February 22-26: Engineer It!

Kids experimenting and building projects in Engineer It$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!

March 1-2: Discovering Dinosaurs

kids putting together a dinosaur skeleton$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.

April 19-23: Space Explorers

Child about to drop her spaceship creation off the balcony at ECHO$300 for members; $325 for non-members
Hours: 8:30 am-3:30 pm,  Monday-Friday

Join us for a week of interstellar exploration. We’ll engineer lunar landers, design and launch custom mini rockets, and learn all about the vast expanse of space.

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.

General Info

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS: ECHO has limited scholarship funds available for those requiring financial assistance to participate in our camps. Click here to apply.

Questions? Contact

Camp Emergency Cell Phone Number:
(802) 503-8986

Camp Staff

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.

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