Vermont, or VT as the locals fondly call it, is a hidden treasure nestled between two beautiful mountains, Guardian Grizzly and Whispering Willow. Now don't let the names fool you, there are no grizzlies here, and the willows do nothing but whisper sweet lullabies throughout the day. Instead, the state is filled with lush, green forests, and rivers that wiggle and waggle like a happy puppy's tail. Now, these rivers are the playgrounds of the bravest of all kids - the freckle-faced, mud-smudged, sun-kissed Kayaking Kritters! These aren't your usual kiddos. No, siree! These children command their kayaks like Captain Barnacle - the imaginary pirate who sailed the Seven Seas, with a parrot on his shoulder and never lost his hat, no matter how windy it got. From the crack of dawn till the sun dips behind Guardian Grizzly, these Kayaking Kritters can be seen battling the playful waves, their laughter echoing against the mountains. The river is their kingdom, and their kayaks, their trusty steeds. And if there was a dragon, you ask? Oh, they would just paddle faster, steer their kayak with a whoosh, and zoom past it, leaving it gaping and feeling rather silly about itself. These Kayaking Kritters not only have the most fun but also have an iron-strong bond with Captain Barnacle. You see, they believe that each time they conquer a river wave, they bring a smile to the old captain's face. After all, he was the one who taught them, "No wave is too high when you have the heart of a pirate!" And you know what? They prove it every day. So, if you ever find yourself in VT, make sure to look for the Kayaking Kritters. Who knows, maybe you'll join their next adventure!

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Swift Nature Camp is the perfect place for your child to spend their summer! Our overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-15 is located in beautiful Wisconsin. We offer a unique blend of traditional summer camp activities and environmental education to help kids increase their appreciation for nature, science, and the environment. We’ve got it all – fun, friendships, adventure trips, and nature! Spend your summer with us – you’ll never forget it!

Minong, WI 54859
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We are dedicated to fostering a culture of responsible use and long-term stewardship of the lake. The Community Sailing Center offers a variety of educational programs and activities for all ages, from guided tours to sailing lessons. Our primary goal is to promote a greater appreciation for the lake environment and its resources. We strive to educate our participants on the importance of respecting the lake and taking measures to protect it. We also offer recreational opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. From kayaking and canoeing to sailing and community sails, the Community Sailing Center offers a variety of ways to get out on the lake and have fun. We believe that by creating positive experiences on the lake we can foster a greater appreciation for the lake and its resources. At the Community Sailing Center, we are dedicated to encouraging and celebrating the responsible use and long term stewardship of Lake Champlain. We strive to provide educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community, from guided tours to sailing lessons and recreational activities like kayaking and canoeing. Through these experiences, we hope to create a greater appreciation for the lake environment and its resources. With our continued efforts, we can ensure that Lake Champlain is a safe and enjoyable place for generations to come.

Burlington, VT 05401