New study shows kids get lots of exercise at camp

New study shows kids get lots  of exercise at camp

By the American Camp Association Kids at day camp are getting more than the recommended amount of physical activity each day, according to a    study, “Children’s Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity Attending Summer Day Camps,” published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. “This study provides the public with empirical evidence the camp community has known… Read More »

Butterflies, Live opens at ECHO

Butterflies, Live opens at ECHO

Enjoy tropical warmth without ever leaving Vermont in the new Butterfly Pavilion at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. From now until Labor Day, visitors can enjoy an interactive and educational exhibit – an up-close look at tropical butterflies. Sponsored by Dealer.com, the pavilion will be home to 50 different species from Mexico, South… Read More »

Tips for choosing the right camp

Even with snow on the ground, summer camp approaches! Camp is an excellent expanded learning environment that provides children with the opportunity to connect with nature, participate in human-powered activities, and benefit from personal and primary relationships. Have you found the right camp for your child? Here are some tips on finding the right camp,… Read More »

Local summer camps provide fun, farms, and soccer

Local summer camps provide fun, farms, and soccer

The wind is howling and the sun seems reluctant to make an appearance (probably because of that wind), but parents all over Chittenden County are thinking about summer, and more specifically, summer camps. Whether your kid is into coding or crafting or rock climbing, there is a summer camp option available nearby. Here are a… Read More »

Summer camps at Heartworks and Renaissance

Summer camps at Heartworks and Renaissance

Staff report For the 29th consecutive summer, the Heartworks Preschools will offer a variety of summer camp opportunities for children ages two to five years old. Their caring and professional educators serve as counselors to engage each child in outdoor activities, water play, enrichment, field trips, including some to Shelburne Farms. Beginning in mid-June and… Read More »

Vermont Commons displays work at scientific conference

Vermont Commons displays work at scientific conference

Staff report Vermont Commons School students Lincoln Pierce of Duxbury, Henry Harder of Shelburne and Anna Hulse of South Hero traveled this December with Vermont Commons School Science Chair, Peter Goff, and Donna Rizzo, professor of engineering at the University of Vermont, to San Francisco for the American Geophysical Union conference. The VCS students gave… Read More »

Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg Little Leaguers to play on one league

Staff report For many years the Charlotte and Shelburne Little League baseball programs have played games with each other, and in recent years have mixed players from the two programs on teams. Hinesburg players have traditionally played in Charlotte Little League. At a recent board meeting with both Charlotte Little League board members and Shelburne… Read More »

Young artist explores gender stereotypes through neo-pop comic art

Young artist explores gender stereotypes through neo-pop comic art

Staff report Jasmin Townsend-Ng, 12, of Shelburne explores gender stereotypes through her solo art exhibition “Comic Art: Awesome Sauce” at the Pierson Public Library. Using pop culture comic images, she explores some big questions for tweens. Why are girls mostly portrayed as damsels and princesses? Why is there so much punching and kicking among the… Read More »

Common Ground Center launches Wilderness Winter Vacation Camp

Common Ground Center launches Wilderness Winter Vacation Camp

Common Ground Center is offering a wilderness-based winter vacation camp on its 700-acre site in Starksboro during school vacation weeks for both Addison and Chittenden counties. The two-day program is open to students in grades three through six and will include activities such as snowshoeing, animal tracking, snow shelter building, sledding, nature crafts and, of… Read More »

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