Why Choose GMA?
Low Camper-to-Guide Ratio
All of our programs have a maximum camper-to-guide ratio of 6:1, ensuring each participant receives individualized attention and support.
Our guides are hand-picked from the local community based on their extensive wilderness experience and skills, intimate knowledge of the local environment and terrain, and youth service experience (as teachers, coaches, mentors, parents, etc.).
Focus on Developing Relationships
As an outdoor adventure camp in the local community for 18 years, we’ve enjoyed the opportunity to witness the personal growth of many returning campers as they develop confidence in themselves and their ability to relate with peers in a group setting. Our programs are very small and inclusive, without much room or opportunity for cliques to form. We encourage a “come as you are” ethic where campers can be fully themselves, without external pressure to act or perform in a certain way.
Flexible to your Personal Needs
Worried about your camper's food allergies, UV sensitivity? Another advantage of being a small operation is our ability to meet most reasonable needs particular to each camper.
This camp offers youngsters a taste for outdoor adventure while emphasizing safety and respect for our environment and each other. Kids will learn to paddle canoes & kayaks on Lake Dunmore, rock climb on the Falls of Lana cliffs, build sand castles, exploring Vermont state parks, practice team building exercises, a nature scavenger hunt, and napping in the van.
Co-ed, Ages 6 - 8
Monday - Friday 9AM - 4PM daily
- July 15th - 19th
Rock and River
Young adventure seekers looking for a bit more, Rock and River is for you! Explore underground limestone caves by headlamp, spend a day paddling on the Otter Creek, tubing down a mountain stream, hiking to the summit of one of Vermont's tallest peaks and a day of rock climbing and rappelling. This camp has it all!
Co-ed, Ages 7 - 10
Monday - Friday 9am-4PM daily
- June 24th - 28th or
- July 29th - August 2nd
Earn the ultimate answer to how you spent your summer vacation: Mountain biking some of the areas best single track, tubing through rivers searching for secret swimming holes, a day of rock climbing and rappelling, a day of hiking in the Green Mountains and paddling canoes and kayaks on the lake exploring private islands.
Co-ed, Ages 10 - 13
Monday - Friday 9am-4PM daily
- July 8th - 12th or
- August 5th - 9th
- (Mountain Bike and helmet not provided)
Starry Nights (Overnight)
Campers will split their time between the waters of Lake Champlain and the beautiful Green Mountains. Activities include paddling canoes and kayaks along the shores of Lake Champlain, tubing down mountain rivers, exploring backcountry swimming holes, a day of mountain biking on the World Famous Kingdom Trails in the NEK and a day hiking Mt. Pisgah with a birds eye view of Lake Willoughby and mountains in Quebec and New Hampshire.
The first two days will be structured as a traditional day camp from 9AM-4PM. On day three we'll embark on an extended overnight adventure in the North East Kingdom, spending two nights camping under the stars. You'll learn leave no trace camping skills, water filtration and treatment, meal planning and prep.
Co-ed, Ages 11 - 16
Monday - Friday 9am-4PM daily + 2 overnights (see description)
- July 22nd - 26th
- (Personal camping equipment, Mountain Bike and helmet not provided)
Enjoy the rush of landing your first wild brook or brown trout! Spend three days in early July learning how to fly fish as our guides walk you through the equipment, knots, entomology, fly tying, and casting techniques necessary to master the Addison County waterways. Co-ed, Ages 11-15
Monday - Wednesday 9AM- 4PM daily
- July 1st - 3rd
- Fly Rod and Reel, and Terminal Tackle Provided
For all camps, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.
Day camps run from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Pick up/Drop off at
56 Main Street Middlebury, VT 05753
For more information Call Steve at Middlebury Mountaineer 802-388-7245