Summer Camp 2021

2021 camps will be fully in person, five days a week!

**Campers must follow all travel restrictions and quarantine rules as outlined by the state of Vermont, even if their guardians have been vaccinated.**

To contact Bridge School Summer Camp, please email Jaime Colburn or call (802) 349-1661

About Bridge School Camps

At Bridge School Summer Camp, you can expect the same devotion to creativity, student choice and community that Bridge School is known for during the school year!

Bridge School Summer Camp is open to all — both Bridge School students and non Bridge students!

Program Details

Bridge School Summer Camp is a holistic summer camp experience for rising 1st through rising 7th grader children. Register for one week, or register for all nine! All weeks of camp include a fun and balanced approach to the day; blending crafts with outdoor free play, energetic group games, music and storytelling. And of course, we enjoy eating together–all campers please bring a sack lunch, snack and water bottle.

Each week there will be a theme for camp and activities, learning, and goals will center around that theme. We believe strongly in giving kids agency in their day, and know by experience that this is the key to campers having a great day at Bridge Summer Camp. We will provide the campers will lots of fun and engaging choices surrounding the camp theme and from there the kids by into their day and their creative energies.

We can’t wait to see you again.

Program Cost

Current Bridge School Students: $225 per week, per child for all camps

Non-Bridge School Students: $275 per week, per child for all camps

Program Times

All camps run from 9am-3pm

Aftercare is available until 5:00pm and costs $14/day

**Aftercare registration will occur once you have been enrolled in camp**

Every day we’ll play! Find something you already love or try something new.  Soccer, basketball, and kickball are just a few of the sports that we can play together.  For every game we’ll have new teams so that everyone can have a chance to work together, create new strategies and have a blast to finish out the summer!

Interest in our camps typically exceeds capacity. Filling out this registration does not guarantee a spot. Within 24 hours of filling out the form, you will receive an email confirming which weeks you have reserved.

Once you receive the email, please send your deposit. There is a $50 per week, per child deposit required.

Please write “Summer Camp” in the memo line of your check

Mail all checks to:

Bridge School Summer Camp

1469 Exchange St.

Middlebury, VT 05753

Final payment and completed Medical and Permission forms are due on May 15, 2021, for all camps. Failure to make payment and submit your completed forms on or before May 15th may result in forfeiting your enrollment.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations 30 days or more before the first day of a camp will receive a full refund less the non-refundable deposit. Cancellations from 7 days to 30 days prior to the start of a program will receive 50% program credit (non-transferable and valid for one year), 50% balance forfeited. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to a program will receive no credit and no refund.

Summer 2021 Dates and Weekly Themes

June 7th – June 11th: Fun and Fitness Week (Spaces Available)

A week for playing games, enjoying sports and just plain moving. This week is for those who love to be in motion. Obstacle courses and field games included.

Week 2 June 14th – June 18th: Survivor Week (Spaces Available)

Every wonder what it would be like to try your hand alone in the woods? Well, come to survivor week and do it safely under the supervision of our trained camp staff. Learn how to put up a tent, throw a bear bag, build a fire, forage for food and filter your water. This week is dedicated to those with adventure at heart.

Week 3 June 21st – June 25th: Prehistoric Week (Spaces Available)

Dinosaurs. Need we say more. Complete an archaeological dig, create fossils, learn how you measure up (compared to other dinosaurs of course) and most importantly…can you outrun a dinosaur?

Week 4 June 28th – July 2nd: Pirate Week (Spaces Available)

Pirates has invaded camp! Search for their lost gold, sing shanties, solve riddles and follow the map to hidden treasure.

Break Week July 5th – July 9th

Week 5 July 12th – July 16th: Bridge Camp Olympic Week (Spaces Available)

**We highly encourage you to register for the waitlist, as there is often considerable movement throughout the summer, and many waitlist families end up able to enroll in camp.**

Working as a team is a must as campers complete various challenges throughout Olympic week. Join us on Friday as campers and staff present each other with paper plate awards. 

Week 6 July 19th – July 23rd: Bridge Camp has Talent Week (Spaces Available)

Do you have a talent you would like to share and teach others? This week is for you. Campers will share their talent and be encouraged by others to try something new.

Week 7 July 26th – July 30th: Connecting with Nature Week (Spaces Available)

Take the time this week to reconnect with Nature. Breathe in the fresh air, do yoga barefoot in the grass, lay and watch the clouds roll by. This week is dedicated to using nature in all parts of camp from play to creative art.

Week 8 August 2nd – August 6th: Science Week (Spaces Available)

Experiments, trial and error, creativity and building. Imagine how stuff works through a series of fun and interactive activities revolving around engineering, chemistry, physics and biology. This week is dedicated to those with the mad scientist hidden inside.

Week 9 August 9th – August 13th: Wild Water Week (Spaces Available)

Enjoy a full week dedicated to the crazy fun of a water. Enjoy slip and slides, bubble parties and water balloon piñatas. Fend off the heat of August by cooling off with water, water and water.

Week 10 August 16th – August 20th: Mystery Week (Spaces Available)

We saved this week for last so campers can enjoy the highlights of the summer. Come to camp for one last week and relive some of the best loved activities from the summer.

Camp Staff

Jaime Colburn: Summer Camp Director

Jaime grew up in Central New York with a passion for the outdoors and a drive to be active. Her first experience working with children was as a teenager at Camp Talooli, a Campfire USA Camp located in Pennellville NY. She spent seven summers helping to develop and implement weekly themed programs that kept campers entertained all summer long. During her time at Talooli she became a low ropes course facilitator and helped build many of the elements on the still highly used ropes course. Jaime moved on from Camp Talooli after she graduated from SUNY Cortland’s Athletic Training Program. She transitioned from being a Summer Camp Counselor to working as an Athletic Trainer providing medical coverage for summer youth sports programs.

Jaime worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer for 9 years in the middle school, high school, collegiate and physical therapy settings, before transitioning into the fitness field. She worked as the fitness director at a local gym in Buffalo NY. When they closed their doors permanently, she went independent opening her own personal training studio. After moving to Vermont in 2015, Jaime returned to school to attend Green Mountain College for the Wilderness and Outdoor Therapy program. She wanted to find a program that allowed her to follow her passion for the outdoors and her belief in the healing aspects of nature. She spent her time focused on becoming knowledgeable on finding the best way to implement a Wilderness and Outdoor Therapy program for Veterans and their families. After graduating, she was trained by the Sierra Club Military Outdoors Program.

Jaime loves to travel and quite often finds herself hiking and exploring many new places around the world (pre covid of course). Her most memorable experiences to date were the month she spent in Maui doing a work exchange on a small farm in the middle of the rainforest and the month she spent exploring Alaska.  Outside of hiking and camping she enjoys rock climbing, water activities and mountain biking. She also has a large background in martial arts and was an all-star softball player. Jaime spends her free time at her rural Vermont home with her husband, four-year-old daughter, shepherd/husky pup, six chickens and two pet rats.