Most family camps happen during summer, but families do have some choices during winter too -- such as this annual New Year's Family Camp, at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Vermont.
Hulbert Outdoor Center: New Year's Family Camp
The Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee Vermont offers many programs, including several family camps each year. Location is on Lake Morey in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, with 1000 acres of forest nearby, plus bluffs and rolling countryside.
The Hulbert Outdoor Center belongs to the Aloha Foundation, a 100 year old organization started as a summer camp for girls in 1903. The founder -- (Harriet “Mother” Gullick--) had been a missionary to Hawaii-- hence the "Aloha" Hawaiian name, in Vermont.
For over three decades, the Hulbert Outdoor Center has put on a New Year's Family Camp. Activities include snowshoeing, stories by the fire, learning about animal tracks, and helping to cut ice on the lake using old-fashioned tools. Kids can join activities for different age groups; there are choices for the whole family too. Skiing is available nearby.
For New Year's Eve, a special schedule includes family games, sleigh rides, fireworks, candlelight dinner.
Accommodations for this family camp are in "attractive and warm" cabins with two to four bedrooms and 2 full baths. Meals are served in the dining hall; expect hearty fare.
Sample weekly rates: $480 (adult); $375 (child); daily rates, $125 (adult); $100 (child). No charge for kids under 4 years old. Households of more than four persons get a 50% discount on rates for each additional child.
Find out more about the New Year's Vacation Family Camp at the Hulbert Outdoor Center.
This brief profile is meant to introduce this resort to family vacationers; please note that the writer has not visited in person.
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