Kids learn how to sail

Camps and Expeditions

Exciting adventures on the lake for kids and teens!

Our summer programs are led by highly experienced staff and combine our fleet of watercraft, replica vessels, and teaching facilities on our 3-acre waterfront campus to create an engaging and empowering educational summer adventure for any youth. Programs foster learning, exercise, confidence, and teamwork through interactive fun on the water, in the water, and by the water. Scholarships are available for camps and expeditions.

Lake Adventure Camps

Week-long daytime Lake Adventure Camps at the Museum let kids entering Grades 2-12 have a true adventure on the shores of Lake Champlain based on their unique interests. With a different camp each week and options for different age groups, there is something for everyone. From underwater robots to blacksmithing, fishing to boating, or even some 18th century-themed experiential fun, our summer is packed full of adventure.

Our camps run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Shuttles are available to transport campers from Burlington and Middlebury to the Museum campus and back. Use the button below to check out the full schedule and register today:

TopTeen Expeditions

Teen Expeditions

A once-in-a-lifetime experience for all intrepid teens ages 13-16. Overnight expeditions with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum combine teamwork, paddling, rowing, or sailing with wilderness skills, lake ecology, culture, and history.

Each expedition sets a course from the Museum to explore Lake Champlain. Groups set out in kayaks, wooden sailing boats, or rowing gigs (based on the expedition) to explore the lake by day and camp outside each night. Use the button below to learn more about our 2020 expeditions and apply today: