Danby Mountain Day Camp

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A farm and forest day camp for ages 7-12.

  • Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm (after care available until 5pm)

  • Scholarships available for qualifying Danby campers.

  • One-week enrollment options.

  • July 8 - August 16, 2019

Our camp program explores the forests and the Community Farm at Smokey House Center, with a mix of guided activities as well as less structured time for exploration and discovery. Campers build huts, pick flowers, look for bugs, grow and eat food from the garden, watch birds, chase frogs, play games, and generally spend their week outdoors. No handheld electronic devices, no screens, just a summer full of farm and forest fun. Camps are led by a skilled adult leader with youth leaders serving as assistants. 

See the daily camp schedule outlined here.

Email camp@smokeyhouse.org or call 802.293.2300 for more information.

Registration

REGISTER BELOW or download and print a copy of this registration form here

Camp Leaders

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Camp Director McKayla Baker is currently a field faculty with the Expedition Education Institute, and last spring led gap-year and undergraduate students through an immersive farm-and-food semester throughout California. McKayla studied environmental conservation and sustainable food systems. She has worked in a range of outdoor and alternative education settings, and in schools. She has technical training and certification as a Wilderness First Responder. McKayla visited Smokey House last fall and assisted on the Community Farm. She was once a caretaker with the Green Mountain Club at Little Rock Pond in Mt. Tabor, and is excited to get back to this neighborhood. McKayla loves being outside with kids.

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Assistant Camp Director Annie Laurie Mauhs-Pugh is the third-grade teach at Currier Memorial School in Danby. Annie Laurie’s training is in math, and she has a wide range of experience outdoor learning and recreation. As a Currier school teacher, she knows our target camper population well and is motivated to connect her students to more exploratory and experiential learning opportunities through summer camp. Annie Laurie is from southwestern Vermont.


Camp Fees

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Camp Registration Fee: $125 per camper, per week. After care offered for a flat rate of $ 20/wk.

Notes influencing camp pricing: 

  • We have made every effort to offer this camp for a reasonable, modest fee.

  • We do not offer reduced pricing for multiple weeks or multiple campers.

  • Please expect to provide lunch for your camper(s) daily. We will provide some purchased snacks and food from our gardens.

  • We will offer after-care daily from 3pm-5pm for a flat weekly fee of $20.

  • Thanks to the generosity of several local donors, full scholarships for Danby residents may be available. Please contact us if you are interested.

*We are committed to offering this enrichment opportunity for Danby campers of all income levels. Please contact us to discuss scholarship or other financial circumstances.