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Nature Adventure & Craft Camp

Enjoy a walk through nature, checking out animal habitats, exploring the environment of our beautiful community and creating fun crafts. It’s a new adventure each day. Join us in creating craft projects using your imagination, creativity and items you find in nature.

We will be creating a variety of things from wood candle holders to rock garden creations. Join us and bring a little bit of nature home with you each day.

  • Ages: 6 and up
  • Fee: $10.00 per session
  • Location: Poultney Elementary School
  • Dates: June 24-28, 2024
  • Time: Nature Adventure: 9:00-10:30 AM; Craft Camp 10:30-12:00 PM
  • Instructor: Carla Prehoda

Wildlife Talk

Join Dr. Scott as he shares photos and stories of wildlife in Veterinary practice. Listen to stories of white snakes in Poultney, bobcats, turtles and lots of birds, especially hawks and owls. Check out his photographs and join us for questions and discussions.

  • Ages: Any
  • Fee: Free
  • Location: East Poultney Green (inside if inclement weather)
  • Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Speaker: Scott MacLachian DVM. Former owner and now retired Veterinarian from Poultney Veterinary Clinic

Pond Hill Ranch Visit

  • Ages 5 & Up
  • Fee: $5.00
  • Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Instructor: Colleen O’Rourke

Meet at Pond Hill Ranch located at 1683 Pond Hill Ranch Road in Poultney, Vermont and learn about horses and rodeos. Get a first hand look at the stables on a ranch tour and take a pony ride.

Poultney Bicycle Adventure

Let’s ride around Poultney on bikes. We will explore a variety of trails and routes around Poultney including; beginner mountain bike trails, the rail trail, street riding and some paths you may not know about. Along the way we can stop at the Poultney River, hilltop viewing spots and perhaps discover some new places. The goal of this program is for riders to have fun, try riding in a variety of settings and learn some new riding skills.

  • Ages 8 and up
  • Fee: $10.00 per session
  • Dates: Session 1: June 17-21, 2024; Session 2: July 22-26, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Instructor: Tim Johnson (518) 282-9089

Equipment: Functioning bike with pumped up tires and working brakes, Helmet and Water Bottle. Participants must be strong enough for 1.5 hours on a variety of terrain and ride in a straight line and follow simple instructions (riding in the street and sidewalks). *participants are encouraged to bring their bike to Johnson & Son Bikeworks for a free safety check before camp.

​​​​​Slate Valley Trails Kids Mountain Bike Camp

Come learn the fundamentals of mountain biking with certified coaches while exploring the world-class trail system of Slate Valley Trails!

  • Ages 8-12
  • Fee: $100.00
  • Dates: Session 1: July 22-26, 2024; Session 2: July 29-Aug 2, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
  • Campers may only sign up for 1 week

Must Bring: Mountain Bike, Helmet, Bagged Lunch, Water Bottle/snacks, Sunscreen