Kids and Families Frequently Asked Questions

Kids and Families:

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Camping with Kids

Family Camping Tips and Resources

Top 5 Vermont State Parks for Family Camping


Conservation Education

Explore opportunities from the Fish & Wildlife Department

Explore opportunites from the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation


Fishing with Kids

Fish & Wildlife Family Friendly Fishing Web Pages

REEL FUN - Fishing at State Parks

Visit a Vermont Hatchery


Hikes to do with Kids

Kid Friendly Hiking Trails


Hunter Education Courses

Hunter Education


Interpretive Programming in Vermont State Parks

Park Interpreter Program

Junior Ranger Program


School Programs

School Groups Programs

Contact Rebecca Roy, Conservation Education Coordinator, for more information about activities, education, and workshops in forests and parks across the state.


Summer Camp Opportunities

Vermont Fish and Wildlife offers Green Mountain Conservation Camps each summer.  These week-long summer camps take place at Buck Lake in Woodbury, and Kehoe Camp in Castleton.

Natural Resource Management Academy is a special weekend set aside in July for high-school students to explore Vermont's natural resources.

Other opportunities for outdoor activities and conservation education in Vermont



Swimming in Vermont


Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge

Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge


Vermont Days

Vermont Days offer free day-use admission to all Vermont State Parks for the entire weekend, free fishing events and free entrance to State historic sites.  Check the Vermont State Parks website or the Vermont Vacation website for up-coming Vermont Days dates.