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2023 Focus Groups

When you register, your child can sign up for one of our place-based focus groups that will be their main afternoon activity while at camp. Incoming 1st and 2nd graders begin in our "Nature Explorers" group. Please note that Focus Groups will not meet on July 4th because our campers will be taking part in Independence Day parade in Barton.


Nature Explorers

Incoming 1st and 2nd Graders

Nature-based arts and crafts, games, singing, and safe exploration of our fields and forests.



Incoming 3rd-8th Graders

Camper art projects that can get a little messy, and are always fun! We are still planning this year's art installment, but in the past, campers have painted a barn quilt that now hangs on a local barn on Roaring Brook Road in Barton, created murals depicting our local landscape, and designed tee-shirts.

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Carpentry Basics

Incoming 3rd-8th Graders

Last year campers built a sturdy new swingset on the settlement for all their friends to enjoy. It also included a slide and a platform for playing on. We are still designing this summer's main project, but whatever it ends up being, campers will learn to use tools correctly, confidently and, above all, safely.


Stones and Bones

Incoming 3rd-8th Graders

Meet the residents in the local cemetery who were the very first homesteaders on the old Parker Settlement where our camp is today. Learn about cemetery stone maintenance and West Glover history at the same time!

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Trail Building

Incoming 3rd-8th Graders

Work with the founder of our Glover Trails Committee to help turn old town roads into marked hiking trails, spend time exploring the woods, and learn the art of trail construction and maintenance! Long pants and closed-toed shoes required.and safe exploration of our fields and forests.



Incoming 3rd-8th Graders

Explore old cellar holes, and use trowels and metal detectors to find long-lost objects from the early 1800's. In the past, campers have found pieces of brick, shards of painted pottery, square nails, old kitchen knives, and iron hooks for hanging pots over the fireplace.

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On the Page & On the Stage

Incoming 3rd-8th Graders

A student-designed writing and theater experience set against the inspirational backdrop of Vermont natural history. Imaginative exploration includes building fairy houses, creating nature journals, writing plays, and working collaboratively toward a group performance.

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