Vermont Humanities

Humanities Camps

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Humanities Camps

With funding support from Vermont Humanities, educators around the state develop immersive, collaborative, project-based Humanities Camps that directly meet the needs of young people in their communities.

The camps aim to center student interests, empower their voices, and offer non-traditional ways to engage with the humanities as a broad and always-expanding discipline.

An outdoor humanities camp in East Corinth in 2021 focused on indigenous knowledge, and included readings from Braiding Sweetgrass by botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer. Here Abenaki elder Lynn Murphy leads an exploration with the students.


Photo by Miranda Miller.

Abenaki ethnobotanist leading a humanities camp circle
Image of Humanities Campers on ropes course.

Camp was amazing and it’s so hard to describe in words – you just have to be there – and it will change your life!

Humanities Camper


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Humanities Camp Videos

Student making an Abenaki burn bowl using a blow stick

Jonny Flood on East Corinth Humanities Camp

From our 2021 year-end highlights video, Literacy Programs Manager Jonny Flood describes attending the “Indigenous Peoples and the Environment” Humanities Camp hosted by the Blake Memorial Library in East Corinth, Vermont.

Two boys at a humanities camp giving peace signs

2018 Humanities Camps

We visited humanities camps in Plainfield and Richmond to speak with directors and students about what they learned during their summer camps.

Humanities Camps are presented in partnership with The National Endowment for the Humanities—A More Perfect Union Initiative as part of an effort to deepen public understanding of the American experience—in all its complexities—and enhance the knowledge, skills, and capacities needed to sustain a thriving republic and to commemorate our 250th anniversary as a nation.

Vermont Humanities*** December 6, 2021