Summer Camp in Nature at Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary is a program serving youth age 8-12, hosted on our 600-acre nature reserve in Orange.

Spots are now open for our 2024 camps!

Each Weekly Program meets Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm.


Transportation to and from home is available for those who qualify.
Space is intentionally limited to ensure quality experience.
Limited Partial Scholarships are available

Contact / 802-222-0179 with questions.

Summer Camp  in Nature’s mission is to provide the space and place for all children to grow and flourish by interacting with the land base they are a part of. Through a program of student-led nature-based activities, we aim to empower our youth in actively gaining a greater sense of healthy belonging and kinship to their natural environment and community.

Our curriculum intimately follows the cycle of the seasons, wildlife, and local flora. Youth will explore this ancient rhythm by splashing in mountain streams, helping to grow delicious and healthy foods in the meadow gardens, studying wildlife along the forest trails, and experiencing quality time outdoors through a variety of different activities. In the process, they will learn not only about the natural communities that surround them, but also about themselves, their peers, and the world at large.

Our activities are guided by youth-led learning and nature immersion while integrating STEM objectives, creative arts, and social-emotional learning. Our program provides students with a foundation of physical and mental wellness through land-based, hands-on, outdoor learning and play.

Our outdoor educators support youth with decades of nature education experience and trauma-informed training. Summer Camp in Nature offers a sliding scale tuition and scholarships to make this program accessible for all families.


Our 2024 season offers six weeks of camp:
June 24-28

July 1-3*

July 8-12

July 15-19

July 22-26

July 29-August 2

Second week abbreviated for holiday; rates prorated.


Enroll your youth for one week, or all six!

Space is intentionally limited to ensure quality experience.

Contact / 802-479-9825 with questions.

Curious? Bring the family to the Mountain and join us for a Meet and Greet Session​

Interested families are invited to get to know our facilities, meet our staff, and learn more about our Summer Camp in Nature program.

To schedule a visit, click the link below, call 802-222-0179, or email

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