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Monday, January 7, 2013

Spotlight On Camp EDGE

Meeting the exhibitors of the Kids VT Camp & School Fair

Posted By on Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 2:32 PM

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  • courtesy of Kindra Johnson

Camp EDGE is one of dozens of camps and schools exhibiting at the 16th annual Kids VT Camp & School Fair, on Saturday, February 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Burlington Hilton. At the fair, representatives from each exhibitor will present detailed information about upcoming offerings, and answer questions from parents and potential campers. Our “Spotlight” series offers a sneak peek at participating programs.

It’s no surprise that the day camps hosted by the EDGE — a chain of sports and fitness facilities in the greater Burlington area — promise active, on-the-go fun. Drop your kids off at the Essex, South Burlington or Williston locations, and they’re in for a day of aqua aerobics, rock climbing, tennis and yoga.

But it isn’t all about breaking a sweat. Participants can catch their breath during arts-and-crafts sessions, music and storytelling programs, and — perhaps the biggest draw — weekly field trips. Campers might explore the artwork at Shelburne Museum, cheer from the stands at a Vermont Lake Monsters baseball game or kick back on a beach towel on the shores of Lake Champlain. Through it all, they’ll forge fast friendships, build leadership skills and gain experience being part of a team.

On a tight summer-vacation schedule? Feel free to sign your child up for “two days a week or two weeks of the summer,” says Essex camp coordinator Sarah Chamberlain. “It’s a flexible schedule.”

Camp EDGE is a state-licensed program for children in kindergarten through age 12. Find more information at edgevt.com/kids/camps.

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Carolyn Fox

Carolyn Fox

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Carolyn Fox was the Seven Days calendar editor from 2009-2012. From 2012-2013, she was the managing editor of Kids VT. She currently works as Special Publications Manager for Seven Days.

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