Virtual Lake Adventure Camp

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While we might not be able to come together as planned this summer, we can still adventure together! Explorers in grades 2-12 are invited to join us for week-long Virtual Lake Adventure Camps that honor the spirit and themes of our original Lake Adventure Camps. 

Each week we will meet online for four 90-minute sessions to explore history, learn new hands-on skills, craft hand-made items, meet and talk with experts, dive underwater, and more. Campers can also join us for an optional meet-up day each week for a safely-distanced group activity, as permitted by federal and local guidelines. To keep everyone safe and healthy, we ask that campers have a member of their family or trusted household to transport them to and from these optional meet-up days. Meet-up dates and locations will be provided soon.

All Virtual Lake Adventure Camps are free and include a Camp Kit that will be mailed out to campers in advance. Kits will include goodies, tools, materials, or other items that we will learn how to put to use in camp. Free registration is required and space is limited. Please review our different virtual camp options below and use the button to sign up. Registered campers will receive a link and password to join camp at least three days before camp starts.


Virtual Camps & Registration

2020 Virtual Camp Schedule:

Our virtual camp schedule is noted in the table above and listed in chronological order with more information below. All virtual camps are free. When you are ready to register, use any of the Register Now buttons to access our virtual camp registration form.

Young girl with a fish caught at camp

The One and Only Virtual Fish Camp (Session A)

June 22-26
Ages: Grades 2-4
Timing: Four 90-minute morning sessions

A week-long virtual adventure all about our local fish friends! Campers will learn about fish anatomy, habitats, fishing techniques, knot tying skills, and more. Over the week we’ll share fishing stories and meet with Let’s Go Fishing educators from Vermont Fish and Wildlife as we prepare for our own fishing adventures. Optional meet-up at the end of the week will be a fishing trip (location to be determined soon!).

Camp teens and teacher in a boat

Boating Certification & Skills

June 22-26
Ages: Grades 8-12
Timing: Four 90-minute afternoon sessions

Kick off your summer on the water with this virtual boating skills sampler! Join online to work through the Vermont Boater Safety Course as a group and learn from the real world adventures of your two experienced captain-instructors. We’ll discuss Vermont Boating Laws and Regulations to make sure everyone is ready for a great and safe summer on the water. This virtual summer camp provides the knowledge and support needed to pass the Vermont Boater Safety Course. Optional meet-up will be on the water to practice practical, hands-on skills.

Man works at a traditional 18th century style forge

18th Century Adventure

June 29-July 3
Ages: Grades 5-7
Timing: Four 90-minute morning sessions

Travel back in time to the 18th century and celebrate the founding of the United States of America! Campers will explore colonial life on Lake Champlain in the 1700s. Every day we will meet together online to learn skills or talk with special guests including archaeologists and living historians who help bring the past back to life. Skills we’ll learn include how to tie useful knots, navigate land and water, sew a traditional soldier’s kit, make fire with flint and steel, cook historical recipes, and more. Each day, campers will have an at-home activity to work on solo or with family members. Optional meet-up will be a final celebration of 18th century life at Crown Point State Historic site or other period-appropriate location.

Boy hammering on an anvil

Heavy Metal Mania, At Home!

July 6-10
Ages: Grades 5-7
Timing: Four 90-minute morning sessions

Metal Mania, The Home Addition! Follow along at home as we learn about and craft with all things metal. We will learn about the history of metal use by humans; as well as the process for extracting, processing, using, and recycling one of the most important materials we use. At-home projects will include wire sculpting, tin punched lantern making, blacksmithing and bronze casting demonstrations. Optional meet-up will be a safely distanced demonstration and short workshop at the Museum’s metal foundry.

Underwater Adventure Camp (Session A)

July 27-31
Ages: Grades 5-7
Timing: Four 90-minute morning sessions

Each day we will dive into underwater exploration in Lake Champlain and beyond. We will learn about the history of humans spending time underwater, how we use tools such as SCUBA,  ROVs, and even lasers and sound waves to study sunken history and the natural underwater world. Through a mixture of guided hands-on projects, remote video adventures, a yellow submarine (!), and at-home camper/family projects we will learn, explore underwater without getting wet, and have fun! Our optional meet-up will include a safe-distance dive with EVA, the Museum’s favorite ROV.

Underwater Adventure Camp (Session B)

August 3-7
Ages: Grades 5-7
Timing: Four 90-minute morning sessions

Each day we will dive into underwater exploration in Lake Champlain and beyond. We will learn about the history of humans spending time underwater, how we use tools such as SCUBA, ROVs, and even lasers and sound waves to study sunken history and the natural underwater world. Through a mixture of guided hands-on projects, remote video adventures, a yellow submarine (!), and at-home camper/family projects we will learn, explore underwater without getting wet, and have fun! Our optional meet-up will include a safe-distance dive with EVA, the Museum’s favorite ROV.

Young girl with a fish caught at camp

The One and Only Virtual Fish Camp (Session B)

August 10-14
Ages: Grades 2-4
Timing: Four 90-minute morning sessions

A week-long virtual adventure all about our local fish friends! Campers will learn about fish anatomy, habitats, fishing techniques, knot tying skills, and more. Over the week we’ll share fishing stories and meet with Let’s Go Fishing educators from Vermont Fish and Wildlife as we prepare for our own fishing adventures. Optional meet-up at the end of the week will be a fishing trip (location to be determined soon!).

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