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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

AFTERCARE: Aftercare is available until 5:00pm for $12/day. Aftercare sign-up is done morning-of and must be paid in cash or check.

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

CAMP FAMILY HANDBOOK
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CONTACT: Call Caroline at (802) 864-1848 x134
or email camps@echovermont.org.

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.

November Vacation Camp

Monday -Tuesday November 25-26, 2019
Note: Monday camp is sold out. Spots still available for Tuesday.

8:30 am – 3 pm*
Grades: K-5th
Member: $60/day
Non-Member: $65/day
REGISTER HERE!

*Aftercare available until 5 pm for $12/day. Sign up for Aftercare here.

In this Thomas Edison-inspired camp, we will put on our engineering hats and do some ingenious inventing! Join us to explore electricity, build crazy contraptions, and play our way to new ideas. 

Please note: Internet Explorer is not supported by our registration system. Our system supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox.

December Vacation Camp

Monday-Tuesday, December 30-31, 2019
8:30 am-3 pm*
Grades: K-5th
Member: $60/day
Non-Member: $65/day
REGISTER HERE!

*Aftercare available until 5 pm for $12/day. Sign up for Aftercare here.

Have you ever wondered how animals survive the winter or wanted to know what’s happening under the snow? Do you like to fling snowballs and be a detective? This camp is for you! Let’s ring in the new year with a wintertime celebration. 
Please note: Internet Explorer is not supported by our registration system. Our system supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox.

February Vacation Camp

Monday-Friday, February 24-28, 2020
8:30 am-3 pm*
Grades: K-5th
Member: $60/day
Non-Member: $65/day
REGISTER HERE!

*Aftercare available until 5 pm for $12/day. Sign up for Aftercare here.

Young wizards are sure to have a magical time in this exciting new camp! We’ll explore the science behind the ‘magic’ of potion making, levitation and making objects disappear. Group games and challenges help make this magical camp a week to remember.

Please note: Internet Explorer is not supported by our registration system. Our system supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox.

March Vacation Camp

Blue Morpho butterflyMonday-Tuesday, March 2-3, 2020
8:30 am-3 pm*
Grades: K-5th
Member: $60/day
Non-Member: $65/day
REGISTER HERE!
*Aftercare available until 5 pm for $12/day. Sign up for Aftercare here.

What makes a butterfly a butterfly? What’s the story behind those beautiful colors? Come learn all about the weird and wonderful insects that are visiting ECHO.

Please note: Internet Explorer is not supported by our registration system. Our system supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox.

April Vacation Camp

Monday-Friday, April 20-24
8:30 am-3 pm*
Grades: K-5th
Member: $60/day
Non-Member: $65/day
REGISTER HERE!
*Aftercare available until 5 pm for $12/day. Sign up for Aftercare here.

Journey out of this world as we investigate the science of space with exciting engineering design challenges. We’ll learn about the universe around us by exploring planets, gravity, and what happens when you enter the vacuum of space. 

Please note: Internet Explorer is not supported by our registration system. Our system supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox.

Summer Camps

ECHO offers a selection of exciting week-long science, stewardship, and design themed day camps for children entering 1st-6th grade from late-June through late-August. Summer 2020 listings will be posted in early 2020. 

Summer Camp Deposit

A deposit is due upon registration. The remaining balance will be due two weeks prior to the start of your camp. Your full fee is due upon registration if you are registering for the 2 or 3-day camps.

Summer Camp Refund Policy

Families who cancel four weeks prior to the start of their camp(s) will receive a refund less a $25 check processing fee. No refunds will be issued within four weeks of a camp’s start date. However, fees may be transferred in full to a future camp. Should ECHO need to cancel a camp for any reason, you will be notified and given a full refund. We are unable to prorate week-long camps due to planned or unexpected absences.

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