Hildene Summer Camps
Hildene offers a broad spectrum of camps for children entering first to sixth grade. There are still a few openings. In ‘Around the World Exploring Cultures through Art,’ children entering second, third, or fourth grade will learn about new materials, cultures and techniques. They explore Hildene’s trails to gather materials for art projects and get a unique opportunity to paint in Hildene’s beautiful gardens under the insightful guidance of Anharad Llewelyn, visual arts teacher at Long Trail School. ‘Nets, Buckets and Boots’ for children entering first, second or third grade goes into river, pond and wetland habitats to catch and identify aquatic insects, exploring plant adaptation and learn frog and toad calls. New this year, ‘Pollinator Power’ is for those entering second, third or fourth grade, who will investigate the vital role of native bees, butterflies and other pollinators in producing foods that we and other animals rely on. They’ll explore Hildene for these small superheroes, build bee boxes, pick strawberries, dissect flowers and suit up to look into a live bee hive. Hildene education director Diane Newton leads both. Camps are limited to 12 attendees and are a week long. All camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, contact Diane Newton at 802-367-7965 or [email protected] Detailed information and printable registration forms are online at hildene.org.