Summer Camp 2022

Summer Camp Registration is Open! Click here to sign up.

2022 camps will be fully in person, five days a week!

To contact Bridge School Summer Camp, please email Jaime Colburn jaime@bridgeschoolvermont.org 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 ten! 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: $235 per week, per child for all camps

Non-Bridge School Students: $285 per week, per child for all camps

Program Times

All camps run from 9am-3pm

Aftercare is available until 5:00pm and costs $16/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, 2022, 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 2022 Dates and Weekly Themes

Week 1 June 6 – June 10    – Spaces Available
Bananas:
Let’s get our energy out and kick off summer the right way. This is a week totally dedicated to kids being kids. With some structure, we are allowing the campers to take the reins and lead this week of fun-filled activities.

Week 2 June 13 – June 17   – Waitlist
Art and Music:
We will be making art in all its forms, from hands-on crafts, to theater and music. If you love to create, this is the week for you.

Week 3 June 20 – June 24 Spaces Available
Nature Survival: With a combination of our nature and survival weeks from last summer, campers will learn outdoor skills while exploring mother nature. Some of the activities include identifying plants, campfire cooking, learning basic wilderness first aid and building fairy houses (just to name a few).

Week 4 June 27 – July 1  – Space Available
Games, Games, Games:
The title of this week says it all. From group activities to board games, campers will be exploring the fun of cooperative play.

Break Week July 4th – July 8th

Week 5 July 11 – July 15    – Waitlist
Mad Scientist:
Experiments, trial, error and creativity! Imagine and learn how stuff works through a series of fun and interactive activities revolving around chemistry, physics, and biology. This week is dedicated to those with a mad scientist hidden inside.

Week 6 July 18 – July 22 – Waitlist
Harry Potter:
Voted the top choice by many, Harry Potter week is bound to spark your imagination. With magic wand making, potions, quidditch and more, campers will immerse themselves in the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  

Week 7 July 25 – July 29 Waitlist
Builders and Makers: Do you love to build things? We are going to build boats that float and cars to race. Engineer new products to promote and don’t forget to draw up those blue prints. Creativity is at its finest this week.

Week 8 August 1 – August 5   Spaces Available
Amazing Race: Work with your team to conquer various challenges throughout the week… From building the tallest structure to making a tasty treat and running an actual race. On Friday, we will have a celebration and campers will reward each other with personalized paper plate awards.

Week 9 August 8 – August 12   – Waitlist
Wild Water:
Enjoy a full week dedicated to the crazy fun of water. Enjoy slip and slides, bubble parties, and sponge wars. Fend off the heat of August by cooling off with water, water and… water.

Week 10 August 15 – August 19    – Waitlist
Mystery:
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, six-year-old daughter, five chickens and pet rat.