NEW FOR 2018
Starting in 2018 you will be registering your children for the Green Mountain Conservation Camp program through ANR Online. You will need to set up an account, including a user name and password before you can start. Please remember to save your user name and password as ANR Online is how you will be registering your child in future years.
The cost is $250 per child for a Basic or Advance session. The online application process accepts Visa & MasterCard credit cards and checks. If you pay by check we will not process your application until the check is received. Checks should be made payable to GMCC and mailed to the GMCC address listed below.
No refunds are made unless written notice of cancellation is received at least two weeks prior to the start of the session. An e-mail to FWgmcc@vermont.gov constitutes written notification. Refunds are not issued until the end of the camp season.
If your child is sponsored by an organization, you are required to contact your sponsor first before completing your online application. Your sponsor should fill out and give you a GMCC Sponsorship Agreement. This is the only accepted form for proof of confirmed sponsorship. Please keep the original until at least December in case there is confusion regarding what the sponsor agreed to pay for. A copy of the sponsorship form is now required to be attached as part of your child’s application.
IMPORTANT - Campers sponsored by an organization and not attending the session they are registered for, will be billed for the sponsorship amount unless written notice of cancellation is received at least two weeks prior to the start of the session. An e-mail to FWgmcc@vermont.gov constitutes written notification.
Sponsored campers should check the appropriate "Sponsored" box in the Camper Section of the application where we ask for the intended method of payment section. Checking this box will also bring up the necessary portion of the application needed to attach the sponsorship form. No payment is required and being sponsored will not delay the review of your application. The department will bill sponsors directly at the end of the camp season.
GMCC offers a limited number of scholarships. Click here for more information about GMCC scholarships.
The necessary forms to apply for GMCC scholarship is now part of the online application. To bring up that portion of the application, click GMCC Scholarship as the intended method of payment in the Camper section of your application. Appling for a scholarship will not hold up your application and any reference to money due has to do with our processing. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-served basis and are based on economic need. To apply online:
- Gather your monthly income (both taxable and non-taxable for anyone in the household) before starting the application.
- Click “GMCC Scholarship” as the intended method of payment in the Camper Section of the application.
IMPORTANT - Campers receiving a scholarship and not attending the session they are registered for, will be billed for the scholarship amount unless written notice of cancellation is received at least two weeks prior to the start of the session. An e-mail to FWgmcc@vermont.gov constitutes written notification.
- Basic sessions are offered for youth ages 12 -14. A camper must have reached their 12th birthday before or during their week of camp. No exceptions are made for age.
Hunter Education - Basic session campers will participate in Vermont's Hunter & Bow Hunter combination course. Hunter and Bow Hunter Education are important segments of the basic session week, and safety is the main emphasis. All firearm use is under close supervision. Campers will receive their State Hunter Education and Bow Hunter Certifications with successful completion of this course.
Even if your child has already successfully completed and passed a Hunter Safety course they are required to do the pre-camp reading and participate in this curriculum again at the basic level session.
Campers are expected to do the pre-camp reading online for the Basic Session Combined Hunter/Bow Hunter Education course. When you open the links below you do not need to register for a course. All you have to do is click on the chapter headings and start reading. There should be no quizzes for tests as part of this reading.
online hunter education study guide
online bow hunting education study guide
- Advanced sessions are offered for youth ages 12 -16 whom have graduated from a Basic session, and have passed the Basic session's hunter education course. No exceptions are made for age.
Advanced session students must choose either:
- Trapper Education Certification – A link to the required reading will be in your welcome letter that will be mailed to you after your application is reviewed.
- Blinds, Boats, Buddies: Waterfowl Identification and Hunting
(Campers are not allowed to take both courses in the same session.)
This week emphasizes more hands-on experiences in wildlife ecology, fishing, hunting, shooting, outdoor recreation, and provides more in-depth education on natural resources management. Sessions fill very quickly. We encourage early registration.
check camp dates
There is no deadline to apply. However, it is strongly recommended that first-time campers for Basic sessions, or Advanced session campers wishing priority, apply before April 1st.
All applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis, and because sessions fill quickly, applicants who submit after April 1st may not be able to get their first choice session.
Campers who have attended before and are planning to attend again at the same program level are considered a "repeat camper." Repeat campers will not be notified of their registration status until after April 1st. Advanced sessions are limited and fill quickly, so early registration is recommended.
WAITING LIST & SECOND CHOICE
If space is not available for the first choice week at the camp the youth wishes to attend, he or she will be placed in their second or third choice sessions, or they will be placed on a waiting list. If a camper is placed on the waiting list, the family will be notified by mail or phone if space becomes available. Campers may only be on one waiting list.
Credit cards will be charged even if the child is placed on a waiting list. If you do not wish to keep your child in his or her second/third choice or on the waiting list, please contact us and we will refund the application fee immediately. Otherwise tuition for waiting listed campers will be refunded at the end of the camp season for those who were unable to attend.
Children wishing to bunk together should check in early and arrive together at camp if at all possible. Cabins fill as children arrive so that children's swimming abilities can be assessed.
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE & INSURANCE CARD
The medical certificate will be included in the welcome materials. Parents must complete the first page of the medical certificate and the child's physician must complete and sign page two. Our Medical Certificate is now the only health from we will accept.
IMPORTANT - Both pages of the Medical Certificate and a photocopy of the child's medical insurance card must be brought to camp check-in time. These forms are necessary for your child to attend camp.
GMCC is available to any child between the ages of 12 and 14 (12 and 16 for Advanced sessions) regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual preference, religion or other non-merit factors.
We are happy to accommodate any special needs of campers to the best of our ability. On the application there is a section for you to describe any special needs. The camp medical staff keeps all medications secure and administers them as required per direction of the parents and/or doctor.
It is essential for us to know about your child's physical, emotional, psychological, or behavioral issues so that we can make his or her camping session a wonderful learning and fun experience. Please don't be hesitant to share these issues on the registration form (all registration materials are confidential) or speak directly to the Camp Director or Assistant Director upon arrival at camp.
All efforts should be made to choose a week that your camper can attend in its entirety. Absences for any reason (little league, softball, and other sports or activities, etc.) may result in an inability to certify campers for the Hunter Education component of camp. Such absences should be arranged in advance with the GMCC office in Montpelier and the Camp Director.
OUR CAMP DIRECTORS & NATURAL RESOURCE INSTRUCTORS
Much of our staff have been with the camp program for many years, and many are former campers themselves. Staff are selected for their ability to work with youth and their expertise in one or more areas of conservation. All instructors must undergo an intensive orientation program and background check. Vermont State Game Wardens and Certified Hunter Education Instructors supervise all the firearm related activities.
Thank you very much for your interest in GMCC, and we look forward to having your child as a camper!
Need more information? Contact us
Phone: (802)-828-1460 Fax: (802)-828-1250
VT Fish & Wildlife
1 National Life Dr., Davis 2
Montpelier VT 05620