Day Camps 2020
Explore, Experiment & Discover!
2020 DAY CAMP UPDATE: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, has made the difficult decision to cancel summer camps, and Hildene Youth Corps, for the 2020 season, citing that its highest priority is the health and well-being of young campers, their families and the staff. As both a learning and social experience, after careful deliberation, it became clear that the required safety protocols would be immensely challenging and insufficient to ensure the safety of campers and their families.
We have chosen to leave summer camp information up on this page, to inform interested families of what the typical summer line-up entails (our summer programs will be back!). Descriptions of camps will also inform on what is an exciting new offering for summer 2020...
ANNOUNCING Camp-in-a-Box!: Hildene’s educators have created an alternative for this year, literally putting camp in a box. Designed for children entering first through sixth grade, the Camp-in-a-Box themes include Plants and Pollinators, Ponds and Wetlands, Forests and Farm Day. Favorite investigations and activities were chosen, and all the necessary equipment and any special materials needed are included in the box, so children are prepared to explore themes in depth, with their caregivers. Camp-in-a-Box provides all the tools needed to have fun, learn together, and peak a child’s curiosity, while discovering the simple wonders of the natural world!
Hildene's staff and summer camp educators will miss the joy and excitement that campers bring to Hildene throughout the summer. Until we are able to be together again, please consider Camp-in-a-Box as one way to engage in the excitement of summer. (Further details below.) Questions? Contact Education Director Diane Newton: email@example.com.
With thanks to the Vermont Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, who provided support for our Camp-in-a-Box program.