Summer Camps at Hilltop
Hilltop’s SummerFun camp program offers the perfect balance of creative learning and fun recreational activities in the fields, woods, and water of our sprawling 43-acre campus for students ages 3 through grade 6.
Our SummerFun camp program is based in our Montessori classroom, and the outdoors are a constant extension, from daily swimming lessons to hikes to our pond. There are a variety of drop-off and pick-up options to suit the needs of our campers, as well as rotating themes that guide the learning activities throughout the week and summer.
Below are the SummerFun brochure and registration form to answer all of your questions and help you find the right camps for your child, but if you have any additional questions please call 802-258-1591 or e-mail us at
See you this summer!
July 27, 2013
We are writing this letter to let you know what an incredible time our daughter, Addison, had at SummerFUN camp this year. Everything was well organized and literally detailed down to even the tiniest ribbon on a fairy treasure bag! The summer was a perfectly smooth transition to the new school year and we are truly thankful that you run SummerFUN during the summer months!
The staff with which we primarily interacted included: Melissa Mroz-Gaskill, Sarah Skuse, Mariam Diallo and Cheryl Matthews. There was never a moment where we observed any stress or worry on any of them, even though we know how much effort it takes to ensure that every child (new and returning) is comfortable, payments are up to date, health forms are set, activities are lined up and ready to go (including at least two different activities due to Vermont’s ever-adjusting weather) and facilities are ready to be used. There were also times we had to leave messages at the front desk (we believe it was Ann who perfectly relayed our messages to Sarah and Mariam) or needed to have some random questions answered by Amelia Farnum and all was handled flawlessly. At all times, no matter what was going on, your staff accommodated us in an incredibly friendly, thoughtful manner. What a staff!
At the beginning of the summer, swimming lessons were provided on an individualized instruction level. Our daughter made immense progress in a short period of time due to the incredible patience and gentleness of the instructor. Addison is now successfully swimming in a pool solely using arm swimmies and is much more comfortable with putting her face in the water. At one point, Addy told us that her swimming instructor challenged her to touch her feet in the water¬—what a perfect way to teach a young child to put his/her face in the water!
We will certainly be sending Addy to SummerFUN next year for a whole new round of fun and are more than thankful to be part of Hilltop’s incredible community. Thank you for providing the opportunity for working parents, such as ourselves, the ability to confidently send our daughter to school and summer camp, knowing she is safe, nurtured, challenged and engaged. Hilltop and its staff are the best!
James and Stephanie