Earlier this month, we opened registration for our annual summer camps with a big change for 2021: tuition for all camps and expeditions is pay-what-you-can for all families.
Each summer, hundreds of children and teens join us at the Museum for day camps and overnight on-water expeditions. Rooted in our philosophy of learning from history, archaeology, and ecology to build a better future for Lake Champlain, these summer programs build problem-solving and teamworking skills, give kids a chance to learn with each other, and let all participants experience Lake Champlain. Teen expeditions include a 15-day kayaking expedition, 8-day rowing trek, and an 8-day sailing adventure for teens ages 13 to 16. Day camps for kids in Grades 2 through 12 include favorites such as The One and Only Fish Camp and Heavy Metal Mania, as well as new camps like Kayak Building Camp and Underwater Archaeology Camp.
To make sure that every child has access to these one-of-a-kind experiences, we have changed our camp registration and tuition to a Pay-What-You-Can model. When signing up for camp, families will be able to review the total cost for their selected camps and then pay whatever works best for them – from $0 to full tuition. Families can also help cover the cost for other children by opting to pay more than their camp tuition.
Why the change? We believe that cost should never be a barrier for a child to have a wonderful summer on Lake Champlain. By changing our camps to be pay-what-you-can and helping each other, together we can make camps and expeditions available to all.
Full details and dates of our 2021 camps and expeditions can be found at www.lcmm.org/camps. Registration for all summer camps is open until filled.
If you are interested in sponsoring camps and expeditions to help the museum off-set costs for all families, please contact Lauren Ross, Director of Development, at LaurenR@lcmm.org.