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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, arts & crafts, water games, team building, and one field trip a week. Groups are limited to 35 campers and are supervised by five (5) counselors 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. New this year, one excursion per week will be to the UVM Ropes Course to engage in team building and participation on the course.

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

Check Weekly Availability (available beginning February 1st)

Week Start End Field Trip
1 Monday, June 19 Friday, June 23 Ben & Jerry's
2* Monday, June 26 Friday, June 30 Shelburne Museum
3** Wednesday, July 5 Friday, July 7 Community Sailing Center
4 Monday, July 10 Friday, July 14 Oakledge
5 Monday, July 17 Friday, July 21 Shelburne Farms
6 Monday, July 24 Friday, July 28 Oakledge
7 Monday, July 31 Friday, August 4 Carnival Day

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 limited time in the pool.

** ADC will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th. Additionally, the Vikings will not be going to the UVM Ropes Course this week.


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 and medical and waiver form and return to the address listed on the application. The deadline to complete an ADC scholarship application is Friday, February 17th. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards by Friday, March 3rd. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.

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 15th from 5:00-6:30pm.

Family 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 February 24 2017 11:56 AM