Summer camps to learn
comics drawing, pottery, printmaking, and many other arts
College Young Writers' Conference
A spring writing workshop at Champlain College where high school students
study with some of Vermont’s most celebrated authors and teachers.
Offers sculling and running camps.
Institutes of VT
VT college campuses
For students with a strong interest in arts, sciences, technology, IT,
engineering, mathematics, current issues, or Asian cultures. Speak to
your high school guidance counselor if you are interested.
Across the Pacific
Burlington, VT and China
A three-week environmental leadership exchange program based at Champlain
College where American and Chinese students study natural resources
The Aloha Foundation leads youth wilderness trips that are fun and teach
Expeditions of Vermont
Mostly VT and Canada
Summer adventure programs where students work with and live in nature to
build strong character, responsibility, community, and a sense of place in
harmony with nature.
Champlain Maritime Museum
Vergennes and Burlington, VT
Summer youth opportunities, learning adventures, courses in blacksmithing, a
five-week Discovery Program, Lake Adventurer, and sailing expeditions.
School Summer Programs
Opportunities for high school students to pursue their interests in visual
and performing arts, writing, or ESL in an independent and creative
Essex, Barre, Rutland, Randolph
Rosie’s Girls is a summer camp for girls entering 6th –
8th grade. Girls learn carpentry and other skilled trades that build
self-esteem, physical confidence, interpersonal cooperation and leadership
Farms Summer Youth Program
Environmental, conservation, and agricultural camps for youth and
Engineering Summer Institute
Eight-day summer program where teams of students work on 1 of 4 engineering
projects and learn from guest speakers (apply through Governor’s
Institutes of Vermont).
World Debate Institute
Workshops on communication of ideas, public speaking, debate, and more for
middle and high school students.
Criminal Justice Training Council Cadet Training Program
VT Police Academy in Pittsford, VT
Allows students, who are 16 and older, to experience all facets of the
criminal justice system.
State Firefighters Summer Fire Cadet Academy
Youth Conservation Corps
A week-long residential camp in July designed to train youth who have a
serious interest in pursuing a firefighting career.
Various locations in VT
Summer jobs to complete important conservation projects.