Summer Camps 2024

Summer Camps at AllTogetherNow!

At AllTogetherNow! Summer Camps we know how to have fun! Days are spent outside, telling stories, swimming in the pool, making art, stilt walking, singing, playing cooperative games, and making new friends. Lead teachers are joined by teen councilors.

For over 25 years we have been offering summer camps to the children of Central Vermont. Many of the youth begin here as preschoolers and families participating in our seasonal celebrations. They graduate into our summer camp program first as campers and then as teen counselors. Some return as teachers and parents.

Our teachers are a part of the fabric of our community. They  are educators, herbalists, artists, and activists. All are part of our rich lineage of passionate educators dedicated to creating a peaceful, sustainable world and living in harmony with the earth.

Below are details for big kid camps, ages 6 to 12. Preschool camp (ages 3-6) is no longer happening at ATN. 

We know how to have fun!

Summer Camp 2024  registration is now open!

Summer camps are held Monday through Friday, 9am - 3pm. Before and aftercare is available starting at 8am and ending at 4:30pm.

We spend our days outside, engaged in games, projects and fun. We have several indoor spaces for rainy days. We have a saltwater in-ground swimming pool with both a shallow and deep end. A licensed lifeguard is on-duty during swim time.

 

2024 Summer Camps

June 24-28 ~ Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultural Immersion. *Ages 7 to 13*. Come immerse yourself in the Spanish language and experience some traditions from Latin American countries. We’ll practice Spanish phrases and learn how to follow directions in Spanish, play board and card games as well as “Capture the Flag” and your favorite outdoor games! We’ll also swim, do art projects, listen to and read kids’ books in Spanish. And of course, we’ll learn some kids’ songs and some salsa dance moves! Ven a practicar el Español todo el día con nosotros!  With Beth Merrill, Planting Hope, and guests from Nicaragua.

July 1-5 (July 4 is a camp day) ~ Play, play, play All Day! **FULL - waitlist open** School's out, let's have some fun! Join us for good 'ol fashioned summer fun, swimming in the pool, lying in the sun, playing games, telling stories, reading, singing, and making art. With Janice Walrafen.

July 8-12 ~ Herb 1: The Mandala of Herbs with Adrienne Allison and Joann Darling. Experience the magic of deeply connecting with nature and enlivening our senses. We will grow our awareness of plant wisdom, their life cycles, families, and ecosystems. With honoring and harvesting abundant herbs, we will transform raw plants into healing remedies and foods. Our daily rhythm will include a variation of botanical arts, crafts and songs, plant ID walks, swimming in the pool, river exploration, trail hikes, plant yoga and stories, team building games, tea time and creating healing herbal potions for self and family care. Teachings will be grounded in safety, respect, and ecological awareness of the green world.

July 15-19 ~ Rock 'n Roll. **FULL - waitlist open** Explore the rich cultural heritage and rockin’ tunes for the exciting era, from the earliest African roots through the psychedelic 60s, to the latest contemporary sounds, fusing influences of country, folk, jazz, rhythm and blues. Youth have an opportunity to try out the different band instruments and are welcome to bring their own to create music with us. Camp includes art projects too! This is a one week camp with a Rock ‘n Roll show on Friday afternoon. With Janice Walrafen and Jason Mallery.

July 22-26 ~ Cardboard Creations! **FULL - waitlist open** Join Uncle Erok and Professor Ben T. Matchstick for the return of another wild and fun filled week of cardboard! Throughout the week we'll be creating cardboard games, contraptions, costumes, sculptures, environments, and more culminating in an awesome show and tell experience for friends and family on friday. 

July 29 - Aug 2 ~ Clown Town in Circus City. Join Uncle Erok and friends for another fun week of tumbling, juggling, balancing, stilting, goofing and clowning around. We'll dabble in a wide variety of circus arts and clowning fun as we co-create and refine our very own circus show to share on Friday! Can't wait to see ya!

August 5-9 ~ Herb 2: the World of Weeds with Adrienne Allison and Joann Darling. Discover the wonders of wildcrafting edible plants. Foraging food and medicine will be our focus this week. We will grow our understanding of the elements in nature, plant species, families and ecosystems. Learning to honor, harvest and use abundant wild edible and medicinal plants will empower us to live in direct relationship to our environment. Our daily rhythm will include a variation of botanical arts, crafts and songs, plant ID walks, swimming in the pool, river exploration, trail hikes, plant yoga and stories, team building games, tea time and creating healing herbal remedies for self and family care. Teachings will be grounded in safety, respect, and ecological awareness of the green world.

August 19-23 ~ Space Camp: Journey to the Stars. **FULL - waitlist open**This week we’ll explore the cosmos! Come learn about the phases of the moon, the reason for the sun, what the heck gravity is, and conduct some other fun experiments along the way. Each camper will be given an observation notebook and a chance to become a real scientist! With Damarah Barr-Smith.

NOTE: If a camp is full, you can still add your child to the waitlist with your online account.

 

Group Size: 25 kids

Ages: 6-12 (Spanish camp is ages 7-13).

Costs: Camp cost is $345.00 per week. A $50 non-refundable deposit secures a child's spot in that week's camp. Full payment is due at least two weeks prior to camp. Scholarships available, see below...

 

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Summer Camp Scholarships Available. UPDATE: unfortunately we have given away all of our 2024 scholarship funds and are therefore unable to grant any more scholarships. Join our newsletter to be updated when 2025 camp registration opens. Be sure to apply for scholarships early as funding does run out! ...Full and partial scholarships are available to families who otherwise could not afford to pay for summer camp. Funds are limited, so each applicant may receive up to one scholarship per child per year. Requests for summer camp scholarships can be made during the online camp registration process. If you would like to donate to this scholarship fund, click the button below.

Support ATN Summer Camp Scholarships     

Support our BIPOC & Multi-Lingual Camp. In addition to our regular camp schedule listed above, AlltogetherNow! hosts a one week free summer camp for middle and high school BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) and multi-lingual youth, organized by Planting Hope in partnership with local BIPOC educators. Healthy outdoor activities include swimming, sports, arts, and nature activities. The camp also provides an affinity space where kids develop a sense of belonging and build connections with each other. Teen counselors provide positive role models for students of a variety of backgrounds. Donations contributed to this fund go specifically towards funding this one-week camp. The registration process for this camp is separate from the online registration form for our other camps. If interested, please contact us here for more information. Our aim is to fully fund the camp fees for all campers who attend this camp. You may donate to support the BIPOC and Multi-Lingual camp at the button below. 

Support the BIPOC & Multi-Lingual Camp      

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