S.O.L.E. Camp


The Sustainable Outdoor Leadership EducationS.O.L.E. Camp is a nature-based, outdoor adventure day camp that strives to empower youth to be comfortable exploring nature while fostering a sense of place by encouraging curiosity, observation, and respect of our natural world.

Activities include plant & animal identification, habitat, watershed & wetlands exploration, hiking, gardening, wildlife tracking, science experiments, outdoor survival skills, games, crafts, and much, much more! Campers will learn skills to become naturalist and stewards of our natural world!

Campers should be prepared to spend the majority of each day outside exploring – regardless of weather, including rain (except in the case of severe weather)! Each week will include taking care of the S.O.L.E. Camp garden, hiking field trips to explore new places, and lots of games, crafts, exploration, and adventure!


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Camp Details:

  • Eight week-long sessions
  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Campers must be 7 years old at the start of camp 
  • Located at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington
  • Maximum 12 – 14 campers per week-long session

Costs: Separate weeks will be scheduled for the two age groups

  • For ages 7 – 9 years old: $225/week per camper
  • For ages 9 – 12 years old: $345/week per camper. Includes field trips to other WVPD parks (transportation included) and outings with local partner organizations.

Sibling Discount: 10% off additional camps from the same household after first. Must attend the same camp week.

Scholarships available – details below

Contact Camp Director, Lauren Chicote, at  info@wvpd.org or call (802) 863-5744 for more information.

Scholarship Information

Download a Scholarship Application: SOLE CAMP SCHOLARSHIP POLICY & Application

If applying for a scholarship, please submit the scholarship application after completing the online registration form – please indicate on the registration form that you will be applying for a scholarship. Contact info@wvpd.org if you have any questions.

Completed scholarship applications can be scanned and emailed to info@wvpd.org or mailed to:

Winooski Valley Park District
Attn: S.O.L.E. Camp
1 Ethan Allen Homestead
Burlington, VT 05408

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