Day Camps

Our Rutland Recreation Summer Camp prides itself on providing children with a chance to experience a summer full of amazing field trips. We engage our campers in various types of physical activities, and, we expose them to Vermont's natural environment.  A summer spent with us will help to develop your child's independence--while giving them a chance to just enjoy being a kid.  Our experienced camp staff will guide your children through some of the hidden treasures that this area has to offer.

All camps offer pre and post care at no extra charge; early supervised time 7:45 to 9:00 AM and late supervised time 4:00 to 5:30 PM. 

Each camp runs weekly. If you register for 3 or more sessions of a camp you can post-date checks and we will deposit them 10 days prior to the start of the session. The first session must be paid in full at time of registration. This allows you to secure a spot in the camp. CAMPS WILL FILL UP! 


* Camp fee per week $160 Resident / $171 Non-Resident
* Children grades K-6 (ages 5-12) 
Note:Camper must turn 5 before 6/18
* Swim Lessons are included in camp fee M,W,TH,F 8-9am
* New this summer - 9 week package fee $1199R/$1298NR
* Sibling discount available for those purchasing the 9 week package. $1099R/$1198NR sibling.


Weeks at a glance

WEEK 1: 6/18-6/22

School is out for the summer.  Let the Games Begin for your camper during an Olympic themed week of camp.  With a miniature summer camp version of the Summer Olympic Games.  We will have activities all week that focus on the community, competition and celebration that the Olympics bring to the world every four years. Let your camper experience the Olympics created especially for them.   

WEEK 2: 6/25-6/29

We will be spending the week exploring the history, landscapes and symbols of beautiful Vermont. With visits to a state park for swimming and hiking, ECHO Museum in Burlington for a look at Vermont's water life and the New England Maple Museum for a look at how one of Vermont's favorite things are made. This is sure to be a week that sparks love and pride in your camper for their home state. 
Note: ECHO field trip will leave early (8:30AM) and return later (5:00PM). 

WEEK 3: 7/2-7/6

This week will be full of adventure found right in Rutland’s local area. With hiking at Pine Hill and a trip to Killington Adventure Center for a ride on the mountain coaster, zipline and ropes course.  A scenic and beautiful day at Lake Dunmore state park and a quick hike up Mount Zion.  With a Thursday night campfire to toast s’mores. You camper is definitely in for a Green Mountain Adventure this week. 
 No camp Wednesday due to July 4th holiday

WEEK 4: 7/9-7/13

This week will be filled with fun and games. Keeping your campers active with trips to Stone Bridge and Caves for a little hiking and climbing and a field trip to Otter Creek Fun Center for mini golf and arcade games.  We top all that off with a trip to State Park Lake Bomoseen for some swimming and trail walking and visiting a city park in Rutland. What an awesome week to play with Rutland Rec Summer Camp!
Note: Stone Bridge & Caves field Trip could possibly return later 5:00PM

WEEK 5: 7/16-7/20

This week is filled with spine chilling thrills.  With field trips to Great Escape for thrills like roller coasters, fast and furious spinning rides and fun all day.  We will also be in for an exciting Nerf War at Head Over Heels in Rutland. We add to the thrills with some Fear Factor and Mystery games.  Get your camper ready for some excitement and adventure with Thrills that Give you Chills week. 
Note: Great Escape trip will leave early (8:30AM) and return later (5:00PM). 

WEEK 6: 7/23-7/27

Delicious, scrumptious, delightfully, tasty, yummy food. We will be visiting a real life professional restaurant kitchen, and getting to make our own pizzas and learning how they are cooked at a pizzeria. With a visit to Lake Dunmore for a day of relaxation and swimming.  We will top the week off with cookie decorating and ice cream sundaes. We will also enjoy a sweet treat of s’mores at our Thursday night Campfire. Get ready for some Fun with Food.  

WEEK 7: 7/30-8/3

Soaking up the summer sun in Summer Oasis week at Rutland Rec Day Camp.  We have trips to the wet and wild fun Water Slide World and the beautiful beachy shores of Lake Bomoseen. Throwing in some wet water games, and Amazing Race and time by the pool.  We will be sure to get plenty of summer fun in this week. 

WEEK 8: 8/6-8/10

Dancing and swinging our way into Move N’ Groove week.  We will enjoy the beautiful sounds of our campers singing during karaoke and a Dance with a real live DJ.  Throwing in some more grooving with Just Dance and some dancing exercise.  We will get our mid-week relaxation at Lake Dunmore.  What a great way to end the summer. 

WEEK 9: 8/13-8/17

End the Summer with a fun packed week at Champ Camp.  With a trip to go River Tubing in beautiful scenic Vermont to a day at White’s Park for blow out fun with a blow up water slide. With one more beautiful trip to State Park Lake Bomoseen.  End the summer with a bang! Your Camper will love Champ Camp!! Topping the week of with a Friday night pot-luck BBQ. 


Preschool Day Camp

 Activity Number - 216401-1/2/3
Join us on a journey to fun, adventure, and imagination. We partake in hands-on projects, enjoy several forms of arts & crafts, and participate in fun outdoor activities. Children must be 3 at the start of the program and must be toilet-trained. A snack will be provided! Camp Director: Jane Brown

Wonderful Week of Disney

Join us on a journey into imagination.
Ages 3-5-Stafford Technical Center
M-F   7/9-7/13  8:30-11:30AM      $87/$98


We're going on a bear hunt to find out favorite furry friends. 
Ages 3-5-Stafford Technical Center
M-F   7/16-7/20  8:30-11:30AM  $87/$98


Sing along, act out and just have fun learning traditional nursery rhymes. 
Ages 3-5-Stafford Technical Center
M-F   7/23-7/27   8:30-11:30AM   $87/$98



NEW this summer*** Ages 3-5

 White Memorial Park enjoy the outdoors every day with sports, nature walks, scavenger hunts, quiet time crafts, playground, swim lessons, and fun pool time.  

Ages 3-5-White Memorial Park
M-F     8/6-8/10   9:00AM-4:00PM  $109.00/$120.00
M-F     8/13-8/17 9:00AM-4:00PM  $109.00/$120.00



Training Opportunities

 Activity Number 241011
Looking for a great summer experience working with children? The Counselor in Training (CIT) program is a wonderful opportunity for teens who want to further develop their leadership and communication skills as well as gain experience in planning and instructing activities for young children.

Apply at

For those Entering 7-9 Grade (Age 13-15) 
Fee: $100/$111 (paid once accepted into the program)

Wednesday  6/6

The training will run from 5:30PM-7:30PM at Courcelle.

First Weekend in June (day to be confirmed) 
We’ll travel to White River Junction for Summerama Staff Training. Meet at the Courcelle Building at 7:00 AM and we’ll return at approximately 3:30 PM.

Full Staff Training Saturday  6/16
The training will run from 9AM--3PM at Courcelle.

Note: All participants in the CIT Program are required to commit at least three weeks over the summer to work with the children of the Rutland Recreation Day Camp Program. 




Register for Any Summer Day Camp

See a current listing of our available day camp offerings at WebTrac.