Welcome to Roaring Brook Camp
For 50 years, Roaring Brook Camp has been devoted to teaching outdoor skills and adventure sports, Vermont crafts and conducting expeditions in Northern New England by backpack and canoe. We believe that confidence and satisfaction with life come through personal achievement. Our intent is to build self-reliance, resourcefulness, a will-to-achieve, and service to others primarily through a program of outdoor education.
Self Reliance – is learned through group living with peers and counselors away from home, learning new skills, and providing for ones self in the natural environment.
Resourcefulness – comes from creating useful articles from native materials, cooking meals over a personally built fire, being responsible for making your own shelter during a survival experience or traveling cross country with a map and compass.
The Will to Achieve – emanates from learning to push and drive in the climb to a mountain summit, to finish a rock climbing route, to complete a portage and to successfully navigate whitewater.
Service to Others – is built through shared responsibility in group living, making friends and contributing to the camp community.
Roaring Brook Camp is fun, exciting and filled with adventure. If you are willing to try to: be open to new experiences; be independent; be flexible; make friends; treat others the way you would like to be treated; accept the ups and downs of sunshine and rain; share your feelings in good company…if you are willing to become the best you can be, COME JOIN US for an experience that will exceed your expectations.
|Ages 9 – 14
2016 Dates and Cost
|First Session (2 weeks)||June 26 – July 9 2016||$ 2,400.00|
|Second Session (2 weeks)||July 10 – July 23 2016||$ 2,400.00|
|Third Session (2 weeks)||July 24 – August 6 2016||$ 2,400.00|
|Fourth Session (2 weeks)||August 7 – August 20 2016||$ 2,400.00|
4 Weeks at camp $4,200.00 (USD)
We are adopting a new schedule for next summer. Campers can come to camp for any 2 week session, or may combine sessions for a 4/6/8 week experience. This change will offer more flexibility for our camp families.
Location and Facilities
Roaring Brook is located off scenic Route 5, north of Bradford, Vermont. The camp property is a 650 acre private forest preserve surrounding a 15-acre, trout stocked lake. In this pristine setting, 45 boys ages 9-14, live in large Adirondack shelters with separate cooking areas for each group. The Main Shelter houses crafts stations and program supplies. Also in lower camp are the blacksmith forge, playing fields, archery and marksmanship ranges, ropes course and rock climbing cliff. The main kitchen, lake and beach are located in upper camp. The camp property has won numerous awards, including the Vermont Tree Farm of the Year and the Vermont Conservation Property of the Year.
The 2-Week Program – The program allows for self-direction with a minimum of regimentation in the development of outdoor skills. Each boy selects their activities daily during the in-camp program. This encourages self-motivation and responsibility for personal productivity in a small group setting. This program is specifically designed for each age group, 9-14, and is age appropriate for the youngest camper as well as the oldest camper in camp.
The program features rock climbing, rappelling, bouldering, slacklining, a 16-element high ropes course, tyrolean traverse, blacksmithing, woodworking, leather work, fly-tying, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, marksmanship, archery, survival training, nature study, and fitness.
The general outdoor skills program includes instruction in outdoor cooking, orienteering, toolcraft, marlinspike, woodman’s skills, timber sports, outdoor safety, first aid and rescue.
Trips include: kayaking, canoeing, hiking and camping.