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Spring Break Camp
Get out of the winter slump and experience spring break like never before

Spring into the new season with GCV&M!

Are you looking for something for your child to do during spring break this year? Look no further! Spring into fun with a weeklong day camp that gives your child a taste of everything GCV&M has to offer.

2024 Spring Break Camp dates: April 1 – 5

Week-long sessions run Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

For your convenience, we offer…

Extended care services from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Delicious camp lunch options

Advance registration is required.

Campers will get to enjoy the most popular activities from both our Earth Camp and History Camp classes during one fun-filled week of GCV&M. Each day will provide participants with new experiences such as hiking the trails of the Nature Center, observing the ponds, playing games, and making one-of-a-kind crafts. The fun doesn’t stop there! Each class will spend time exploring the Historic Village, learning from talented townspeople, helping with chores, and discovering what spring was like on a 19th-century farm.

Although some time will be spent in the Historic Village these are not costumed classes. Instead, campers are encouraged to wear active outdoor clothing and weather-appropriate outerwear. All participants will be given a FREE Camp T-shirt to remember their experience.

The Tadpoles

This spring break camp is perfect for kids ages 4 – 6. 

Fee: $283

Don’t forget, Museum Members get a 10% discount! 

Dates:  April 1 – 5

The Froglets

This spring break camp is perfect for kids ages 7 – 10.  

Fee: $283

Don’t forget, Museum Members get a 10% discount! 

Dates:  April 1 – 5

The Frogs

This spring break camp is perfect for kids ages 11 – 15.  

Fee: $283

Don’t forget, Museum Members get a 10% discount! 

Dates:  April 1 – 5

Volunteer Camp Assistant Program

Become a Volunteer Camp Assistant!

Is your child too old for camp, but still looking for something to do during break this year? No problem! We offer valuable youth leadership training in the form of a Volunteer Class Assistant Program for spring break camp too! Participants in this program will gain hands-on experience working within a nationally accredited living history museum. They will assist with camp activities under the mentorship of one of our experienced camp teachers. In order to qualify, applicants must be at least 15 years old and have attended at least one week of camp, or volunteered for 20 hours or more in the Historic Village or Nature Center.

Apply today by completing the youth application form.  If you have any questions, please email camp@gcv.org to reach our Camp Manager.

Camp Culture, Behavior Expectations, and Rules of Conduct

These expectations have been defined in the best interest of your child and will help ensure a successful experience for you and your child during GCV&M Camps, including bus and extended care services. Our goal is to provide an environment of safety, support, respect, and care. Please be certain that both you and your child have read and agree to follow GCV&M Camp behavior expectations and rules of conduct.

At GCV&M Camp we foster a culture of respect and care for each other and our surroundings.

  • We keep each other healthy and safe.
  • We help each other participate.
  • We use kind words.
  • We are gentle with plants and animals.
  • We are respectful and take care of Museum property and each other’s belongings.
 

The following conduct by campers will lead to immediate intervention and discipline by camp staff:

  • Failure to follow GCV&M health and safety precautions including: wearing face masks as needed, washing/ sanitizing hands frequently; and maintaining physical distance as directed by camp staff.
  • Communicating (verbal and non-verbal) with staff in a rude, insubordinate, and defiant manner.
  • Using profanity or abusive, discriminatory, or vulgar language or engaging in conversation that causes distress for peers.
  • Leaving the group without approval from staff and going into unauthorized areas without permission.
  • Damaging or stealing property from anywhere within the Museum, participants, and staff.
    Intimidating, harassing, threatening, or fighting staff or fellow campers by any means of physical or verbal aggression, including persistent provoking.
  • Deliberately injuring another child or staff member, including causing anger or emotional distress.
  • Failure to follow GCV&M drug- and smoke-free policy prohibiting the possession, supply, and use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substances and misuse of prescription medication.

Cancelation / Transfer Policy

We will make every effort to transfer your registered camper to a camp class that meets your needs within the current camp season. In the event you need to cancel your child’s registration:

  • Up to four weeks prior to the first day of camp: full refund minus $25 administrative fee.
  • One to four weeks prior to the first day of camp: 50% refund of camp registration and services.
  • One day to one week prior to the first day of camp: no refund or credit.

 

GCV&M reserves the right to cancel any Camp session. In the event of a cancellation by GCV&M, we will make every effort to transfer your registered camper to a Summer Camp class that meets your needs within the current camp season, or you may receive a full refund. This updated cancellation policy is subject to change.

In the event that families need to withdraw their camper due to symptoms of or exposure to an illness deemed a threat to others and subject to an isolation protocol, GCV&M will transfer the camper to another class later in the Camp season if possible, or will provide a full registration refund (pro-rated daily if withdrawal happens during Camp session).