ECHO Camps: seeking imagineers

ECHO offers science, stewardship, and engineering-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 a behind-the-scenes observation of ECHO’s animal care activities to a LEGO engineering challenge. ECHO offers a selection of exciting week-long science, stewardship, and engineering-design themed day camps for children entering 1st to 3rd grade. Led by STEM educators, our program takes full advantage of ECHO’s exhibits and outdoor location next to beautiful Lake Champlain.

General Info

WAITLIST: 
Interested in signing up for a camp that’s sold out? Join our waitlist here and we’ll contact you if a spot opens up.

Questions?
Contact
 camps@echovermont.org or 802-864-1848 Ext. 124

Upcoming 2023 Summer Camps

Camps are all sold out! Click here to join our waitlist and we’ll contact you if a spot opens up.

 
Animal Adventures | Grades 1-3 | June 19-23 | Sold out

Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Meet ECHO’s Animal Ambassadors up close and explore the many creatures that call Lake Champlain home! Campers will get behind the scenes with our Animal Care department and learn about freshwater ecosystems through hands-on engineering challenges and art projects.

$360 Members; $390 NonMembers

 
STEAM Camp | Grades 1-3 | June 26-30 | Sold out

Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Physics + Chemistry + Engineering + Art = A week of fun at ECHO STEAM Camp! Campers will explore simple machines like ramps, pulleys and levers in order to engineer contraptions and produce one-of-a-kind art. We’ll also explore the science behind color and light. 

$360 Members; $390 NonMembers

Taking Flight | Grades 1-3 | July 5-7 | Sold out

Wednesday-Friday, July 5-7, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Explore the gravity-defying feat of flight! Engineer a catapult, design a paper airplane, and launch rockets while discovering the forces that make flight possible. Campers will learn all about nature’s winged wonders and the human technology these incredible animals have inspired.

$220 Members; $250 NonMembers
Spy Camp | Grades 1-3 | July 10-14 | Sold out

Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Our ECHO agents in training will use STEM skills to build gadgets, design secret codes, study the science of fingerprints, solve scientific mysteries and more in this all-new camp.

$360 Members; $390 NonMembers

Inventions Through the Ages | Grades 1-3 | July 17-21 | Sold out

Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Throughout human history, humans have built tools to solve everyday problems. Campers will travel through time to learn about the devices that have changed our way of life. We will explore these inventions from the past while imagining the technology of the future. 

$360 Members; $390 NonMembers

STEAM Camp | Grades 1-3 | July 24-28 | Sold out

Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Physics + Chemistry + Engineering + Art = A week of fun at ECHO STEAM Camp! Campers will explore simple machines like ramps, pulleys and levers in order to engineer contraptions and produce one-of-a-kind art. We’ll also explore the science behind color and light. 

$360 Members; $390 NonMembers

Animal Adventures | Grades 1-3 | July 31-August 4 | Sold out

Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Meet ECHO’s Animal Ambassadors up close and explore the many creatures that call Lake Champlain home! Campers will get behind the scenes with our Animal Care department and learn about freshwater ecosystems through hands-on engineering challenges and art projects.

$360 Members; $390 NonMembers

 
Spy Camp | Grades 1-3 | August 7-11 | Sold out

Monday-Friday, August 7-11, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Our ECHO agents in training will use STEM skills to build gadgets, design secret codes, study the science of fingerprints, solve scientific mysteries and more in this all-new camp.

$360 Members; $390 NonMembers

Animal Adventures | Grades 1-3 | August 14-18 | Sold out

Monday-Friday, August 14-18, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Meet ECHO’s Animal Ambassadors up close and explore the many creatures that call Lake Champlain home! Campers will get behind the scenes with our Animal Care department and learn about freshwater ecosystems through hands-on engineering challenges and art projects.

$360 Members; $390 NonMembers
 
Inventions Through the Ages | Grades 1-3 | August 21-25 | Sold out

Monday-Friday, August 21-25, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Throughout human history, humans have built tools to solve everyday problems. Campers will travel through time to learn about the devices that have changed our way of life. We will explore these inventions from the past while imagining the technology of the future. 

$360 Members; $390 NonMembers

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