Youth Vacation Camps

Youth Vacation Camps

Fall-Winter Camps

No School COOL CAMPS

Campers get instruction in skating skills and presentation along with fun off ice games, crafts and activities! Dress warmly in layers, bring a snack and water bottle. Skates provided as necessary. Perfect for beginners and experienced skaters

No School Adventure Camps

Outdoor adventures at Leddy Park including nature, recycle art, trail walking and maybe a field trip!. Wear warm clothes and bring a hearty lunch and a snack.

Global Premier Soccer

Global Premier Soccer’s international coaches from Great Britain and other European countries, deliver cutting-edge curriculum and coaching methods. U6 Juniors (ages 3-6 years) are introduced to the fundamentals of soccer skills in a fun and exciting environment. Players U8-U14, focus on individual development and ball mastery.

Thanksgiving & December Vacation Camps

This Thanksgiving break camp at the Miller Center is filled with games, activities, and field trips to different locations within the community.We offer active games, group games, arts and crafts, and get outside and play. Please bring a morning snack and a sack lunch. Afternoon snack will be provided. Bring appropriate clothes for outdoor play. Childcare subsidies accepted. Sign up for any individual days or all days, you can also add on early morning care beginning at 7:30A! Please register 2 weeks in advance to reserve space.

DECEMBER VACATION SKATING

Fun classes for beginners and advanced beginners are a great way to introduce children to skating or practice skills learned in fall skating lessons.

Kids & Dog Sledding Camp

We will be visiting These Woods Kennels for the day. Learn about the history of sled dogs and what they are bred to do, how to train the dogs, assist in care of the dogs, and then help them prepare for a run by hooking up the sleds and running small dog teams. Bring winter boots, snow pants, a coat, hat, gloves, lunch, and snacks for the morning and afternoon.

YOUTH BASKETBALL OPEN GYM

Come play basketball over winter break at the Miller Center.
This is a FREE activity and there will be supervision provided.

February Cool Camp

Leddy Arena Olympic Ice
Cool Camp includes instruction in skating skills and presentation and fun off ice games, crafts and activities. Campers are grouped by ability. Dress in warm layers and bring skates, water, snacks and lunch. Skates and helmets provided at no additional charge as needed. Register for February Arts Camp in the afternoon for a full day of camp at Leddy!

February Arts Camp

This camp offers a variety of experiences in the arts including painting, building and drama. Register for February Cool Camp in the morning for a full day of camp at Leddy!

Wunderle Circus Camp

Try your hands at time-treasured traditions of the circus world. Wunderle’s Big Top Workshop is an interactive circus adventure appropriate for a wide range of ages and skill levels. Astound your friends as this world class coach directs you through the ancient art forms of juggling, plate spinning, feather balancing, hula hooping, devil sticking, diablo manipulation, jump roping, pogo sticking, unicycling and much more. We will end the week on Friday afternoon with a show for friends and family.

FEBRUARY VACATION CAMP:

This week long licensed day care camp gives kids in grades K thru 5 opportunities for fun, excitement, and trips to different locations in our community every day! We will be offering a week of active games, board and group games, arts and crafts, outside playtime. Your child should bring snacks, lunch, and a water bottle along with appropriate clothing for outdoor activities. Childcare subsidies accepted. Sign up for any individual days or all days, you can also add on early morning care begining at 7:30A! Please register 2 weeks in advance to reserve space.

Summer Camps

April Break Camp

This week long licensed day care camp during April Break will provide your kids with fun, excitement, thrills, and a chance to visit different fun and interesting locations in our community on a daily basis. We will be offering a week of active games, board and group games, arts and crafts, with the opportunity to get outside to enjoy the warmer weather. Select a location near you: CP Smith or Champlain Elementary School! Lunch and afternoon snacks provided. Sign up for any individual days or all five days! Add early morning care too!

April Cool Camp

Skaters ages 5 and up are invited to join the fun at Leddy Park Arena during vacation! Cool Camp will include instruction in skating skills and presentation and fun off-ice games, crafts and activities. Campers will be grouped by ability for on-ice activities. Skaters should dress in warm layers and bring skates, water, snacks and lunch. Register for both April Cool Camp and April Adventure Camp for a full day of camp fun at Leddy!

April Adventure Camp

Come have a blast with our recreation staff as we explore nature and the lake and learn outdoor skills such as practicing knots, signaling, building shelters and more. We will play in the forest and explore the area, and even, possibly go off campus on a fieldtrip! Register for both April Cool Camp and April Adventure Camp for a full day of camp fun at Leddy!

Global Premier Soccer April Vacation Camp

Camp activities are delivered by international coaches from Great Britain and other European countries. Their ever growing knowledge base drives cutting-edge curriculums and coaching methods. U6 Juniors (ages 3-6 years) are introduced to the fundamentals of soccer and expert staff takes players through games and exercises, providing basic soccer skills in a fun and exciting environment. U8-U14 players take their game to next step, by focusing on individual development and ball mastery through age appropriate curriculum. Campers are grouped by age. All players receive a GPS VT t-shirt and a ball.

Young Rembrandts Drawing Class

Still lifes are the staple of every artist. In this workshop we will learn to draw a wonderful variety of still lifes from pumpkins to toys and even a collection of trophies. We will practice and fine tune our color pencil skills. Highlights and shading will enhance each drawing. Sign up for this camp in the morning, stay for lunch and then sign up for the Future Einsteins Art/Computer Camp in the afternoon for a full day of camp!!

Future Einsteins Art/Computer Camp

Join us for an exciting week of computer adventures, crafting, and gaming. Children become Computer Detectives on a learning adventure to imaginative places. Each child will have their own laptop computer where they work on custom software designed specifically for each mission. Advancing at their own pace, children proudly apply new technology skills to solve problems and accomplish their goal. Other exciting missions include Lego Island 2, Freddi Fish, Scooby Doo, I Spy, etc, where we work on critical thinking and problem solving skills. Once the mission is completed for the day, your camper will make a craft to go along with the lesson. Other activities throughout the afternoon include: art, gym games, snack, and more. Sign up for the morning session of the Young Rembrandts Drawing Camp for a full day of creative camps.

Sailing Camp

This is a five-day introduction to sailing. Participants will learn the basics of rigging, points of sail, sailing maneuvers and capsize recovery in a safe and fun environment. U.S. Sailing certified instructors lead a variety of land and water-based activities with the goal of comfort and independence in our boats. Classes will meet regardless of the weather so plan accordingly with your gear each day. Life jackets are provided. Combine it with Talent Skate Camp in June for a full day at the Waterfront!

Talent Skate Camp

Come to the NEW Skatepark and learn from some of Vermont’s finest boarders and in-liners. This camp is geared to skaters with beginner to intermediate skills. Skaters will be split into groups based on age and abilities. Talent Skatepark staff will be directing the camp and teaching participants tricks such as pushing, ollieing, dropping in, board slides and grinds. All skaters must have helmets that clip shut and wrist guards.

Many Songs, Many Voices Music Class

This camp will provide children opportunities to make music with their peers, play and explore a variety of instruments, learn about different genres and styles of music, and make their own musical instruments. Camp will culminate with a small performance for parents and friends on the last day. Camp is led by board-certified music therapist, Marcie Hernandez.

Youth Basketball Camp

This is an instructional based basketball camp led by former HS coach and current AAU basketball coach Sam Jackson. Special equipment including 8-1/2 foot baskets and smaller size basketballs are utilized to teach young campers fundamentals.  All participants receive a camp t-shirt.

Tennis Camps

Players will be introduced to tennis skills, learn scoring, strategy, specialized drills and fitness training. Professional staff from Sports & Fitness Edge provide instruction for this camp that is appropriate for beginner/advanced beginner players. Tennis rackets and balls are available to all participants.

Jr. Taste of Vermont

Future chefs and bakers, practice baking and cooking skills and prepare dishes from around Vermont and the World. Our kitchen is the living & learning teaching kitchen at the Hunt Middle School.  Parents can look forward to a luncheon on Friday prepared by the Jr. Chefs.

Baseball & Softball Camp

BPRW teams up with local baseball coach, Tom Perry, to offer this extremely popular one-week camp. Camp fee includes baseball or softball instruction, games and instruction manual.

Molly’s Girls

In 2001 we started a “little girls camp” and it was so popular that we keep bringing it back! Girls play dress up, make their very own fairies and fairy homes, play water games, swim, have a lovely tea party and end the week with a traditional movie in the barn. Molly was 7 years old when she came up with the idea for this camp, and it’s one of our most popular to date!

Fencing Clinics

We offer intensive week-long fencing clinic for beginners and intermediate fencers. Great for beginners to build skills quickly. Equipment provided.

 

Ready Set Run Camp

This camp will focus on running, nutrition, goal setting and helping hands. Campers play games that include running and have the opportunity to participate in a final fun run. Campers practice stretching to develop the awareness and the importance of flexibility. Other activities include a short term community service project. As an added bonus there will be guest appearances such as a yoga instructor and an opportunity to run with a great marathoner. This camp is for children of all fitness levels.  Each camper receives a t-shirt and a water bottle.

Kinder Kool Kamp

This introductory camp will introduce children to skating lessons, outdoor adventure, crafts, games and so much more!

Hat Trick Camp

Improve skating and hockey skills! Participants must be able to skate and must provide at a minimum: stick, gloves, shin pads and helmet with facemask.

Sunshine Girls – Sleepover Camp

Girls explore nature, play water games, make jewelry and write and produce a short stage performance. Then we will spend Thursday playing flashlight tag, having dinner and s’mores on our “camp out” in the barn. Friday noon performance for parents.

Dancing Robotics Camp

In this class, students create robots to compete in a dance competition. We will engineer and program our robots to dance like crazy! Students use artistic elements to help set their bots apart from the competition! Instructors: Christine Braun and staff from Robots for Kids Too.

Wilderness Survival Camp

Participants team up each day earn “challenge points” that correspond to items they can take on the overnight. They learn outdoor survival skills such as knots, ropes, trapping, tracking, signaling, shelter building, water purification, and first aid. Thursday we go on an overnight camp-out within 1.5 hours of the city, build shelters, cook over an open fire and “survive the overnight.”

Rise and Shine

This new camp includes crafts, games, yoga and fun projects in the lounge as well and nature walks, scavenger hunts and outdoor exploration of the beautiful grounds of Leddy Park. Each week will focus on a different theme. Register for Cool Camp Skate and enjoy a full day of camp at Leddy!

Cool Camp

Each session features both skating and swimming instruction as well as supervised skating and swimming practice. Campers also enjoy games, crafts and activities focused on a different theme each week. Campers are grouped by ability for skating and swimming instruction.

Global Premier Soccer

Global Premier Soccer continues to develop and grow programs for the youth soccer community in VT.  Delivered by international coaches from Great Britain and many other European countries, our ever growing knowledge base continues to provide cutting-edge curriculums and coaching methods. U6 Juniors (ages 3-6 years) are introduced to the fundamentals of soccer basic soccer skills in a fun and exciting environment.  Players U8-U14, focus on individual development and ball mastery through age appropriate curriculum. All players receive a GPS VT t-shirt and soccer ball.

Adventure Challenge

Back by popular demand, outdoor educators from Bert’s Boats, Paddle Surf Champlain and the Winooski Valley Park District joins our staff as we do pioneer and survival challenges, canoe down two rivers, paddle the lake and go fast water tubing! This is a very active camp full of challenges and adventure.

LEGO SPACE ADVENTURES AND STOP ANIMATION

Explore the stars! The Star Wars universe will be our guide as we tackle the challenges and adventures of space exploration. Participants learn how to build space stations, droids and more. The younger children learn about gears and motors, and older children build and program robots and Minecraft.  During the afternoon students create stop motion animation space adventure movies using LEGO components where we incorporate some of our creations! For more information visit www.letgoyourmind.com.

BPRW Soccer Camp

This camp, for boys and girls entering grades 1-6, will be directed by Jeff Hayes, one of Vermont’s most experienced soccer coaches and clinicians. Campers learn skills appropriate to their age level and most importantly, have FUN!  All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.

Pony Camp

Love horses? Want to learn to take care of them, ride them and be safe around them? At Pony Camp you get lots of hands-on experience with the ponies and horses. Barn activities include: riding lessons, horse care, stable management, games on horseback, horse-related crafts. We will have an old fashioned ice cream making party on Friday and contests where you will win ribbons! Campers are bussed to the farm in Hinesburg and hours at the farm are 9:30A-2:30P. Afternoons are spent doing lots of other fun camp activities in the area. Drop off and pick up is at Schmanska Barn.

Taste of Vermont

Future chefs and bakers, practice baking and cooking skills and prepare dishes from around Vermont and the World. Our kitchen is the living & learning teaching kitchen at the Hunt Middle School. During this week the group will be taking off-site trips to local Vermont food producers, ethnic markets and restaurants to experience the varied Taste of Vermont experience. The week will end with a family dinner prepared by the up and coming chefs.

Challenger Soccer Camps

Professionally trained coaches from Great Britain will once again be providing a world-class soccer experience. Campers receive a ball, t-shirt and evaluation. Shin guards and water bottle required. Register online at www.challengersports.com before June 26th and Challenger will send you a FREE Soccer Jersey. Make this camp even more special for your child by hosting a British coach.

STEM Camp

Learn about simple electrical circuits, then tinker with little batteries, motors, LED lights and bulbs to create cool scribbling robots, sock puppets and cards that light up. If you like catapults and launching things in the air this is your chance to make things fly higher and farther.

Cycle Adventure Camp

Participants experience a week of riding and safe bicycle adventures in Burlington and surrounding communities. Campers are encouraged to bring their own bikes (we can help locate one if you are having trouble lining one up for the camp). Local bike pathways will be explored during the week. Enjoy swimming and other activities each day.

Challenger British Multi Sport Camp

Challenger’s team of British coaches will provide a memorable week of nonstop action, fun & competition – All with a British TWIST!! Children learn British sports such as Tag Rugby, Cricket, Soccer & Rounders. Make this camp even more special for your child by hosting a British coach. Contact jcotton@burlingtonvt.gov for more information.

Grossology Camp

This camp is for kids who would like to get really slimy and messy!! We will create flubber, erupting volcanoes, crystal spikes, fake blood, and other kinds of ooey, gooey fun. Come prepared to get messy and grossed out!! Sign up for the STEM Camp in the morning and then Grossology in the afternoon and make a full day of camp.