A FUN PLACE!
You’ll have a great time, make new friends, and learn new skills. Some of the things you can do at Camp Downer include swimming, boating, crafts, soccer, volleyball, drama, shooting sports, Downer Wild, and many other exciting activities.
LEARNING BY DOING!
You’ll take part in campfires, skits, games and dances. As you help out with camp duties, you’ll find that work is fun when everyone pitches in to get the job done. You’ll also have free time each day to play games, sing, perform skits, make new friends and catch up with old ones.
FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 8 TO 16!
There are more than 140 campers during each session. You don’t have to be a Vermont resident to attend Camp Downer. In fact, we have campers who have come from all over the U.S. as well as countries like Canada, Germany and Spain.
LOCATED IN DOWNER STATE FOREST!
Camp Downer is located in the natural beauty of Vermont’s 705 acre Downer State Forest between Sharon and South Strafford. The facilities at Camp Downer include a swimming pool, a pond for boating, fourteen sleeping cabins, a recreation hall, a dining hall, a crafts cabin, a nature cabin, a recreation field, an archery range, a rifle range, miles of hiking trails and more.
STAFFED BY DEDICATED PERSONNEL!
A director, assistant director, office personnel, program directors, a licensed nurse, kitchen staff, maintenance staff, and many counselors. One or more counselors live in each cabin with the campers.
OPEN FOR EIGHT WEEKS EACH SUMMER!
Each summer there are six one-week sessions and one two-week session. Most campers stay for one session, however you are welcome to return for as many sessions as you would like.