past Summer Programs for Kids

Low Tide Exploration


Every year, Science teacher Amy Palmer leads a low tide exploration on Lane's Island. A time to get mucky and wet while finding critters in tide pools.  

Island Explorers


VLT’s popular day camp will be back again. Camp runs from 9–12, Tuesday through Thursday. For more information, click here and please email Sarah at: 

Butterfly Talk and Walk


Andy Brand, curator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens came to Vinalhaven to talk about and look for butterflies!

Building Fairy Houses


Every summer Heather White and Colleen Conlan  take a group out to build fairy houses on the Granite Island trail.  Best for children 7–10 years old and anyone young at heart.  

Hurricane Island Trip


Our yearly trip to hurricane Island was rained out this year, but we plan on having a sunny day next summer to enjoy this educational, historic, and beautiful island. You will get to explore the former town site from it's quarrying days, and learn about Huricane's history. There is also a presentation by the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership about their programs in science and education.  

Card-Making Workshop


Beth Gilford teaches adults and kids how to make greeting cards using pressed wildflowers. Participants make two gift cards using pressed flowers, all materials are provided.  


Island Explorers

Summer Camp

VLT's popular day camp will be back next summer!  Island Explorers offers three sessions of daily hands-on learning adventures for those entering grades K–2.   These sessions are packed with nature exploration, farms and gardens, Vinalhaven history and having fun with friends old and new! Stay tuned for next year's dates.

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