490 4-H Road Derby, VT 05829
Mailing: PO BOX 565 Derby, VT 05829
Summer 2023 was a great success! Siskin staff are now busy working with school groups and we will post our summer 2024 offerings by December 1st.
Each day campers get to choose their own activities when they arrive at camp. Activities change some each day, although the most popular are offered everyday. We have a high ropes course with zip line, full woodshop, craft room, indoor Rec Center, water front on Lake Salem, archery range, bike park, frog pond, and woodland nature trials for exploring.
Sample of activities: fire building with cooking, archery, climbing with zip line, capture the flags in the woods, friendship braclets, building at the woodshop, woodcarving, frog catching, kayaking, holy cow swing, swimming, candle making, biking, baking, songs and skits, nature explorers, scavenger hunt, survival shelter building, and so much more.
Whether on-site or off on a river trip, Coutts has been focused on creating week-long summer camp experiences that focuses on the whole child since 1929. One where, hearty and healthy meals containing many locally grown ingredients fuel and nourish bodies, a wide range of outdoor adventures keep kids physically active, and hands-on projects challenge minds, develop skills, and inspire creative expression. We offer a reduced rate for families that meet the free lunch income eligibility guidelines. Click on the income guidelines below and complete worksheet to receive the reduced rate.Income Eligibility for Reduced Rate
Coed ages 5-13 yrs old. Each day we serve 2 snacks and a hot lunch. Drop off 8-8:30 am pick up 4-4:30pm Friday pick-up at 2pm. Thursday evening campers are welcome to stay for dinner, evening swim, campfire with songs and skits and overnight at no extra cost.
Residential Camp: Coed ages 8-12 yrs old. Drop off Monday 8-8:30 am pick up Friday 2 pm. Each day campers enjoy three hot meals and two snacks. Campers mix with Day campers for activities throughout the day and participate in a mix of different evening programs.
Campers ages 3-5, explore the wonders of nature’s through hands on adventures. Campers are served a snack each day.
CIT Camp Offering an excellent look into the life of a Coutts counselor, this camp provides trainings to lead many of our camp activities. Beyond learning to belay, t-rescue a canoe, commands on the archery range, tuning a bike, or standard first aid CIT campers will learn how to support campers emotionally and socially leading to excellent week of camp for all. Upon successful completion of this camp, CIT campers will return to volunteer for a week as a CIT counselor to test their new skills. Cost $250 Wed 8:30-Fri 2pm
Teen Adventure Camp Ages 13-15
Each Day campers will leave camp for some off-site adventures like ropes swing at Willoughby, hike bald mountain, a bike trip, Jay Peak water park, and a one night canoe trip on the Ct river among other adventures. While in camp they will enjoy time climbing, ziplinning, biking, kayaking, swimming, and much more. This is an overnight camp that does fill up each summer- sign up soon space is limited! Cost $370/week Mon 8:30-Fri 2pm
“In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: 1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 3. email: Program.Intake@usda.gov This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”