We are excited to have TimberNook returning to Storrs Pond for the Summer of 2021! TimberNook day camps take nature programming to the next level! Imagine children building a wooden bridge of their own design deep in the woods, or pulling up fresh carrots from the garden to feed an alpaca a snack. Imagine them crafting flying contraptions out of simple recycled materials before launching them off an ancient boulder or walking in a shallow and slow-moving river, scanning the area for crayfish and turtles.
VINS Nature Day Camps
For the 2021 season, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is once again providing its classic children’s nature camp programs at Storrs Pond Recreation Area! VINS offers the following programs at Storrs Pond – Area 5:
Fledglings, for children entering grades 1-3:
- Nature’s Networks July 5 – 9th
- Tracks and Traces July 12 – 16th
- Animal Builders July 12 – 16th
- Habitat Hunters July 19 – 23rd
- Aqua Quest July 19 – 23rd
Falcons, for children entering grades 4 – 6:
- Survival Adventures July 5 – 9th
- Animal Architects July 12 – 16th
- AquaVentures July 19 – 23rd
Each session will be held from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily, Monday through Thursday, and from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm on Friday. Vins will offer an Extended Day option until 5:30 pm each camp day.
Experience nature exploration at its best. Don’t let this summer pass you by without experiencing what a VINS and Storrs Pond nature camp is all about! Learn more about VINS camps.
Montshire Summer Camps
The Montshire Museum of Science is once again offering Outdoor Discovery Camp at Storrs Pond for the summer of 2020.
Outdoor Discovery Camp: Water Worlds
For children entering grades 1-2
Campers enjoy outdoor fun that weaves together stories, games, activities, water play, and reflective time in their “Magic Spot”. They emerge with new friendships, amazing discoveries, and a deeper respect for nature and the outdoors. From our special campsite in the woods we explore, play, and learn all day long!
Water Worlds: Wade into ponds, streams and vernal pools to explore aquatic worlds and the life found there. (Only offered at the Hanover Site at the Colonial House behind the Ray School with swimming at Storrs Pond)
- Montshire Members: $300.00
- Non-Members: $340.00
- 8:45 am – 2:45 pm
Session WH6: July 27 – July 31, 2020
Session WH7: August 3 – August 7, 2020
Aquatic Explorers at Hanover Site
For children entering grades 3-4
Grab a net and join us in exploring aquatic habitats near our base camp at the Colonial Cabin behind the Ray school. Campers will visit vernal pools, streams, and ponds to learn about the different animals and plants that call these habitats home. Each day will include exploration, games, swimming at Storrs Pond, and more!
- Montshire Members: $315.00
- Non-Members: $355.00
- 8:45 am – 2:45 pm
- Session AE5: July 20 – July 24, 2020
Coyote Hill Mountain Bike Camp
Coyote Hill Mountain Bike Day Camp is excited to be back at Storrs Pond for the summer of 2021. Day campers will learn the basics of mountain biking and bike maintenance. The camps emphasize fun and include games, swimming, and much more. Campers aged 8-12 with all ability levels are welcome. No early drop-offs, please!
The 2021 dates are:
June 28 – July 2 (Byrne Pavilion)
July 5 – July 9 (Byrne Pavilion)