Brown Ledge Camp
71 Brown Ledge Rd., Colchester
This is where GP went to camp growing up. It's located on Lake Champlain's Mallets Bay, several miles away from Burlington, Vermont, and is totally beautiful. Since 1926, Brown Ledge has run on a "Freedom of Choice" philosophy, meaning the girls have a real say in mapping out their daily schedules and summer experience. Historically, horsemanship has been at the core of Brown Ledge's program, but it's also really great for theater; and they offer a riflery and archery program, water sports, arts and crafts, and dance, as well. For girls ages 10 to 18, for a half or full summer. (Note: Brown Ledge is almost completely full for Summer 2016.)
950 W. Shore Rd., Salisbury
Songadeewin is the all-girl's offshoot of Keewaydin, a traditional boys' camp with roots dating back to 1893. Set on the shores of Lake Dunmore in Vermont, Songadeewin is big on girl power, old-fashioned values, kindness, self-reliance, and confidence. And "tripping," as they call it, which means taking camping/canoe trips into the wilderness, which get longer each year as the girls' return to camp with more experience. It's for second to ninth graders.
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