Outdoor Exploration Camp

Mount Snow Outdoor Exploration Camp (OEC) is a high energy summer camp located in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest. Our camp provides kids with the opportunity to adventure and explore the great outdoors with our experienced team of counselors. Your child will be excited to participate in activities including but not limited to hiking, biking, swimming, golfing, chairlift rides, arts and crafts, and exploring the local areas and attractions.

Hours of Operation

Check back for Summer 2017 booking! Email oec@mountsnow.com for more information. For Child Care information for kids 6 weeks to 6 years, click here.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(extended drop off or pickup available upon request**)

2017 Dates*: June 19 - August 25 

New 2017 Summer Rates coming soon!

*2017 dates and prices subject to change
**Please contact oec@mountsnow.com to inquire about extended drop off and pick up hours

Exploration at a glance

At the start of each day, our campers are separated into four groups based on the last grade they completed. Campers enjoy the day participating in a wide variety of activities at the resort. On select days, campers may be offered “Activity Select” programming, where they participate in specialized activities based on skill levels and/or interests. Throughout the summer, our weekly themes change to provide a variety of activities and offerings for you and child to select. Check back for updated summer information in spring 2017!

camp groups

Hawks: Campers entering 1st and 2nd grades
Eagles: Campers entering 3rd and 4th grades
Falcons: Campers entering 5th and 6th grades
Condors*: Campers entering 7th, 8th & 9th grades

*Formerly Teen Camp. OEC oldest campers (Condors) are provided their own space to allow a sense of separation and responsibility. As experienced campers, this group is frequently offered unique opportunities to participate in activities that are not offered to all other age groups.


Our counselors are teachers, professional coaches, athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and all around great people. We believe outdoor exploration is essential to child development and our team of staff is trained to facilitate camper education through experiences exploring new environments and conquering goals, and challenges.


8:30 - 9:00 a. m.: Check-in and free play in the field
9:00 - 9:15 a.m: Morning meeting and announcements
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.: Morning snack and AM activity preparation
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: AM outdoor activity
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Lunch
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.: Indoor group activity, PM activity preparation
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.: Afternoon group activity or activity select programming
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.: PM snack, pack-up, and free play in the field

What to Bring

  • Water-bottle and/or backpack hydration system
  • Backpack 
  • Hiking shoes or sneakers with sturdy traction
  • Closed-toe sandals with heel strap, water shoes, or old sneakers 
  • Change of clothes, jacket/sweatshirt, pants, and extra socks
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Sunblock & Bug Spray
  • Mountain Bike* (rentals available through Mount Snow Sports)
  • Helmet and other protective gear
  • Picnic lunch with a morning and afternoon snack; PEANUT-FREE PLEASE!

* Bikes recommended for all groups. A Geared Mountain Bike is highly recommended for campers entering 3rd grade and above. Biking is an integral part of our camp day and is primarily used as means for transportation from one location to another.

For more information please email oec@mountsnow.com or call 802-464-4152.