, a summer camp for boys and girls ages 9 - 14, is nestled into a beautiful corner of the Green Mountain National Forest in Hancock, Vermont. For over 70 years it has been owned and run by educators who know and listen to children.
is a "traditional camp" (varied activities, full season, weekly hikes and two overnight trips) that goes its own way in a non-traditional manner. The directors state, "We want every camper to find activities they particularly enjoy and specialize in them. A child works hardest in areas he/she delights in. Camp is geared so that the artist can still play on a softball team and the avid basketball player can still ride horses or have the lead in a dramatic production. Camp is non-competitive and highly individual. Strong cabin groups are built through working and playing together. Trust is extended and minimal defenses are needed. Vitality explodes. Almost all campers return until they're too old to return. This is their second family, where they find themselves."
half the activities are in sports (waterfront, team and individual) and half are in studio and performing arts. We all explore the beauty of Vermont for ten days over the summer, on foot, bicycle, canoe and horseback.
and well-run, Killooleet is confident, principled and a very successful institution that will last far into the future because of the solid dedication of the leadership and staff to the camp's mission." Richard Kennedy, Choosing the Right Camp, The Complete Guide to the Best Summer Camp for Your Child 1995-96 Edition
for the two best summers of my life. I learned so much and grew so much as a person. ... I would be a very different person today if I had not found Killooleet. I learned about kindness, respect for others and human nature, not to mention many other things. More importantly I learned about confidence and believing in myself. The values that Killooleet has taught me will stay with me for the rest of my life, no matter where I go or what I do. Killooleet is truly a special place." Sarah, NJ