Summer Camps

New for 2021: all our camps are Pay-What-You-Can!

Join us this summer for safe, fun, outdoor adventures on the shores of Lake Champlain. Each summer, we offer a variety of camps for adventurous youth in grades 2 through 12 packed with hands-on activities, learning from the lake, exploring history and archaeology, and more.

Health & Safety

With our open lakefront campus, up-to-date health and safety procedures, and wonderful team of trained educators, we are all looking forward to safe, outside camps in 2021. Registered camp families will be provided with regular health and safety updates before and during camps. Before you register for camp, please make sure you have reviewed our Camp Participation Policies.

Pay-What-You-Can Tuition

New for 2021, we are changing all our camp to a Pay-What-You-Can tuition model. Our camp tuition rate has remained consistent and is calculated by staff time, maintenance, safety equipment, and the gear and supplies we need for these fun camps. We fundamentally believe, however, that cost should not be a barrier for any child to have a wonderful summer on Lake Champlain. To make sure everyone can join us at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, we decided to change our tuition model this year.

When you register for camp, you will see what the standard tuition rate is for your selected camp(s). You will then be able to pay any amount towards tuition. Please pay what works best for your family and, if you can, help us make camps available to all. No matter what you pay, you will be registered for your camp(s).

Cancellations & Refunds

We understand life changes and sometimes you have to cancel. If you cancel your camp registration 14 or more days prior to the first day of the camp session, you will receive a full refund of your total amount paid. To see our full cancellation and refund policy, please review our Camp Participation Policies.

Find Your Camp & Register!

Scroll down to browse our camps available for 2021. Click on a camp name to view full details and the daily schedule. When you are ready to sign up, click any link that says “Register Now” to start your registration. If your camp of choice is already full, sign up for the waitlist by clicking on this link: 2021 Camps & Expeditions Waitlist.

If you have any questions, contact us at info@lcmm.org.

Champlain Discovery Kayak Building Camp
June 21-July 9 – Grades 8-12

Learn wood working and boat building this summer and build your very own kayak! Over the course of three weeks (Mondays-Fridays), we will build our very own fleet of expedition-ready sea kayaks. Working alongside our expert boat builders, you will learn important techniques, become the master of essential woodworking tools, and understand what is needed to keep a wooden boat afloat. And, of course, you get to keep the kayak! Register now >

Want to know more about the kayak? We will be building Chesapeake Light Craft Chesapeake 17 LTs. These kayaks can be used in our teen kayaking expedition, Champlain Discovery. Separate registration is required for the expedition.

Kayak Building Camp Daily Schedule:

  • Early Drop Off: 8:15 AM – 8:45 AM*
  • Regular Drop Off: 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Camp: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Regular Pick Up: 4:40 PM – 4:45 PM
  • *Early Drop Off advance notice required – please indicate in your registration if you need this option or contact us by email at least a week prior to camp.

Register now >

Please note: this camp runs for three weeks.

The One and Only Fish Camp – Session A – FULL
June 21-25 – Grades 2-4
Fishing campers

A week-long adventure all about our local fish friends! Campers will learn about fish anatomy and cool adaptions that have happened over time. We’ll learn how to snorkel, use seine nets, and cast a fly rod and we’ll even get up close to real fish with underwater cameras and make new friends.

This camp is full! Sign up for the waitlist.

Note: Sessions A and B of Fish Camp are duplicate experiences of the same camp. They are not a series or continuation, we just made more available due to popular demand! Campers can register for both, but it will be the same camp experience.

The One and Only Fish Camp Daily Schedule:

  • Early Drop Off: 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM*
  • Regular Drop Off: 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Camp: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Regular Pick Up: 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
  • Late Pick Up: 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM*
    *Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up advance notice required – please indicate in your registration if you need either of these options or contact us by email at least a week prior to camp.

Heavy Metal Mania! – FULL
June 28-July 2 – Grades 5-7
Boy hammering on an anvil

Back by popular demand – become a metal master in the forge, learn how to work red hot metal and hit hard! A week-long sampler, campers will learn how to pound iron, melt bronze, and shape sheet copper, carrying on the traditions of this ancient craft. This camp is a great chance to work with your hands and craft your own objects and art out of metal. In between metal projects, campers will keep cool swimming in the lake and playing engaging games.

This camp is full! Sign up for the waitlist.

Heavy Metal Mania Daily Camp Schedule:

  • Early Drop Off: 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM*
  • Regular Drop Off: 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Camp: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Regular Pick Up: 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
  • Late Pick Up: 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM*
    *Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up advance notice required – please indicate in your registration if you need either of these options or contact us by email at least a week prior to camp.

Underwater Archaeology Camp – Session A
July 5-July 9 – Grades 5-7

Dive into the underwater archaeology of Lake Champlain and beyond! Campers will explore the history of shipwrecks in Lake Champlain and learn skills used by underwater archaeologists to uncover clues about them. We’ll also learn how and why people have explored underwater throughout history and today, and learn about tools such as SCUBA,  ROVs, lasers, and sonar. Register now >

Note: Sessions A and B of Archaeology Camp are duplicate experiences of the same camp. They are not a series or continuation, we just made more available! Campers can register for both, but it will be the same camp experience.

Underwater Archaeology Daily Camp Schedule:

  • Early Drop Off: 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM*
  • Regular Drop Off: 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Camp: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Regular Pick Up: 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
  • Late Pick Up: 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM*
    *Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up advance notice required – please indicate in your registration if you need either of these options or contact us by email at least a week prior to camp.

Register now >

The One and Only Fish Camp – Session B FULL
August 16-20 – Grades 2-4
Fishing campers

A week-long adventure all about our local fish friends! Campers will learn about fish anatomy and cool adaptions that have happened over time. We’ll learn how to snorkel, use seine nets, and cast a fly rod and we’ll even get up close to real fish with underwater cameras and make new friends.

This camp is full! Sign up for the waitlist.

Note: Sessions A and B of Fish Camp are duplicate experiences of the same camp. They are not a series or continuation, we just made more available due to popular demand! Campers can register for both, but it will be the same camp experience.

The One and Only Fish Camp Daily Schedule:

  • Early Drop Off: 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM*
  • Regular Drop Off: 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Camp: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Regular Pick Up: 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
  • Late Pick Up: 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM*
    *Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up advance notice required – please indicate in your registration if you need either of these options or contact us by email at least a week prior to camp.

Underwater Archaeology Camp – Session B
August 23-27 – Grades 5-7

Dive into the underwater archaeology of Lake Champlain and beyond! Campers will explore the history of shipwrecks in Lake Champlain and learn skills used by underwater archaeologists to uncover clues about them. We’ll also learn how and why people have explored underwater throughout history and today, and learn about tools such as SCUBA,  ROVs, lasers, and sonar. Register now >

Note: Sessions A and B of Archaeology Camp are duplicate experiences of the same camp. They are not a series or continuation, we just made more available! Campers can register for both, but it will be the same camp experience.

Underwater Archaeology Daily Camp Schedule:

  • Early Drop Off: 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM*
  • Regular Drop Off: 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Camp: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Regular Pick Up: 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
  • Late Pick Up: 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM*
    *Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up advance notice required – please indicate in your registration if you need either of these options or contact us by email at least a week prior to camp.

Register now >