Winter Family Camp
Families may arrive for New Year’s Family Camp at Hulbert anytime after 3:00pm on Thursday, December 27th, refreshments will be served in the Upper Dining Room at 5:00pm and our program will formally begin with dinner at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 27th. Family Camp will conclude after breakfast on Tuesday, January 1st.
Directions to Hulbert Outdoor Center: From Interstate 91, take Exit 15, Fairlee, VT. If you were heading north on I-91, turn left (west) off the exit ramp (heading south, turn right) toward Lake Morey. Continue straight on West Lake Morey Road for about 3 miles to Hulbert Outdoor Center.
Please check in at the Main House to receive your housing assignment.
Activities & Staff
We pack every day at Family Camp with a variety of activities to suit the interests of all of our campers from toddlers to grandparents! During the two 2 hour activity blocks each day campers can choose from such options as sledding, snowshoeing, arts & crafts, hiking, board games, sports, and exploring. All activities are optional, campers may stay in one activity for a full block, visit several different activities, or simply relax in front of the fire in our large living room.
Our staff are experienced counselors, handpicked from our residential summer camp programs and Hulbert staff. They bring unparalleled energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge to our programs. Our staff are happy to engage children of any age in activities and children 4 and over may participate fully in the daily program, with or without their parents. We are unable to provide supervision for children outside of scheduled activities and we ask the children under 4 ALWAYS be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Evening programs may include storytellers, nature presentations, contra dances, or puppet shows as well as a talent show. New Year’s Eve is a special night of celebration with many festivities such as wagon rides, fireworks, and games to help young and old ring in the new year together!
Meals & Lodging
Our chefs take special care to ensure our meals are nutritious, tasty, and include lots of options to satisfy a range of food preferences. Family camp menus include cereals, eggs, breads, pasta, pizza, chicken, turkey, roast beef, sandwiches, soups, tacos, and plenty of salads, vegetables and fruits.
Meals are served buffet-style for breakfast and lunch and families may choose a seat in our dining hall to enjoy their meal. Dinner is served family style in our dining hall with children’s games provided “Cave” 20 minutes into the meal for our quick eaters.
Our kitchen provides vegetarian alternatives, and we take pride in the supplier relationships we have established with local growers and farm stands nearby in Vermont and New Hampshire. We do our best to accommodate dietary needs by not serving nuts, and by making vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options. Please let us know when you enroll if you have any special dietary needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.
At 5pm each day all are welcome to gather in the Living Room for refreshments and hors d-oeuvres. Adults over 21 years old may bring alcoholic beverages, a fridge is provided to store drinks during the week. Juice, snacks, and games for children will be offered by two staff members each evening during this time.
Family Camp accommodations are in our warm, winterized cabins. Each cabin has 4 bedrooms containing 4 beds and two full communal bathrooms. Cots may be added to bedrooms for larger families. The cabins are within a short walking distance from the Main House.
Clothing & Weather
Although we have recently seen some mild winters, plan for cold, snowy weather. Temperatures can range from -20oF to 45oF, though they average 25oF during the day and 10oF at night. Be prepared for all kinds of weather! Several layers are best.
Warm jackets, gloves, hats, snowpants, and outdoor boots will be required. We have a good supply of ice skates, but participants are welcome to bring their own.
Winter Family Camp Packing List
If you have questions about our Family Camp programs please email Lynn Daly or call 802-333-3405.