Orwell Summer Day Camps

This is a very special summer for our children! In collaboration with Orwell Village School teachers and staff, we received funding to run 4 weeks of day camp. At this time, we will sign up kids for one week with the possibility of more weeks available depending on the response.

Camp will be Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm. A basic lunch, given by the Slate Valley Unified Union District will be provided for all participants and fresh veggies and snacks will be offered through local partners and grant funding.

All current students or local children, up to grade 6, of Orwell and Benson are eligible to participate, ie rising 1st graders through rising 6th graders. We welcome homeschool families and new to town families, as well!

Week descriptions and brochure are below.

Nature Camp

July 5-9, 9am-2pm

For children in grades 1-6 (headed into those grades in the fall)

During this week campers will experience the Great Outdoors with help from local experts like Vermont Fish & Wildlife,. Students will learn about the flora and fauna in our community, create natural shelters, make forts, and play in the great outdoors.

Culminating event: Evening family campfire and s’mores and stories.  Possible overnight campout (parent/guardian will be required to participate).

STEM Discovery

July 12-16, 9am-2pm

For children in grades 1-6 (headed into those grades in the fall)

Imagine, discover, and create  while learning and using super cool S.T.E.M. skills!  Hands-on explorations of electricity and circuitry, physics, building design, and more.  Look forward to creating and launching hot air balloons!

Culminating event: Parent cookout & Balloon Launch

Music & Movement

July 19-23, 9am-2pm

For children in grades 1-6 (headed into those grades in the fall)

Tap into the arts during this week with art, crafting, music, and dance. Local artists and musicians make this an extra special opportunity to have fun while being creative.

Culminating event: Orwell’s Got Talent and Art show

Games, Games, Games

July 26-30, 9am-2pm

For children in grades 1-6 (headed into those grades in the fall)

Campers will participate in a variety of games, from whole group activities, board games, and sports.  Campers will play and have fun.  Wits will be challenged and muscles will be stretched!

Culminating event: Bomoseen State Park & Cookout and activities.


Band Camp

July 19-23, 9am-12pm

For children grades 4-8

Join OVS music teacher, Ms.Broughton, for Band Camp!  Participants are welcome to join the fun of Art, Music, & Movement Camp and stay until 2pm.  Musicians are responsible for providing their own instrument.