University of Vermont

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Adventure Day Camp

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Program Overview

ADC is part of Campus Recreation at the University of Vermont and is comprised of three camp groups; Rangers (5 & 6 year olds), Trailblazers (7 & 8 year olds), and Vikings (9-11 year olds). Each group participates in a variety of activities throughout the week, including swimming, sports (such soccer and floor hockey), arts & crafts, water games, team building, and one field trip a week. Groups are limited to 35 campers and are supervised by 4-5 counselors (based on age group) and other staff, including activity leaders and administrative camp staff.

In addition to the weekly field trips, Vikings campers participate in "excursions" throughout the week, which are mini-field trips that are both fun and educational.

All daily activities (with the exception of field trips and some Vikings excursions) take place on the University of Vermont campus. The primary facility utilized for ADC is the Patrick-Forbush-Gutterson Athletic Facility (PFG). The ADC office and all administrative staff are also housed in PFG.

Camp Dates

Week Start End
1 Monday, June 15 Friday, June 19
2* Monday, June 22 Friday, June 26
3** Monday, June 29 Thursday, July 2
4 Monday, July 6 Friday, July 10
5 Monday, July 13 Friday, July 17
6 Monday, July 20 Friday, July 24
7 Monday, July 27 Friday, July 31

Each week of camp is an individual session. While many campers attend all seven weeks of camp, there are also many who attend for one week or multiple weeks throughout the seven sessions.

* During Week 2 of camp, ADC has reduced access to the pool due to UVM hosting a Nike Swim Camp. During this week, campers will participate in outdoor water games in addition to the limited time in the pool.

** ADC will be closed on Friday, July 3rd.

Field Trip Schedule (anticipated)

Week Field Trip
1 Ben & Jerry's
2 Oakledge Beach & Park
3 Shelburne Museum
4 Camel's Hump Viewing Trail (Trailblazers & Rangers)/Forest Trail (Vikings)
5 Fort Crown Point (Trailblazers & Vikings)/Fort Ethan Allen (Rangers)
6 Lake Iroquois
7 Carnival Day


Camp tuition and registration information can be found on the registration page of the website.


ADC has a limited amount of scholarship funds available for families who are interested in attending camp but are concerned about the cost of tuition. All scholarships are given on the basis of need. Families interested in scholarships should complete a scholarship application. The deadline to complete an ADC scholarship application is Friday, February 20th. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards by Friday, March 6th.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - no longer available as the deadline has passed

Open House

The ADC Open House is an excellent way for campers and parents to familiarize themselves with camp, meet the camp staff, and get a sampling of some of the activities they will be participating in over the summer. We encourage everyone to bring their swimming suits as the pool will be open. This year's Open House is on Thursday, June 11th from 5:30-7:00pm.

Parent Manual

All ADC policies and procedures can be found in the family manual.

Contact Us

Rachel Valyou
Assistant Business Manager, Campus Recreation
Adventure Day Camp Registrar
97 Spear Street
101 Recreation & Fitness Center
Burlington, VT 05405


Last modified March 02 2015 02:52 PM