Camp Kiniya, VT – Kids Summer Camps Spotlight

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This week, our Kids Summer Camps Breakdown takes us to the shores of Lake Champlain, Vermont!

Camp Kiniya 

Who Owns Camp or Program:

Camp Dudley Board of Trustees

Camp Values Statement

Taken directly from their website:

“Founded in 1919 by Helen Van Buren, Camp Kiniya was a camp that delivered a safe, loving and quality camping experience for girls. In 2006, Kiniya adopted many of Camp Dudley’s extensive program offerings, including leadership and spirituality, while continuing to build on its own history and traditions.  We are set on the shores of Lake Champlain with western-facing views of the Adirondack Mountains and our dear Dudley brothers.

Our motto, “The Other Fellow First”, is at the heart of Camp life and is implemented into our daily routine. We strive to follow our mission each and every day: To develop moral, personal, physical and leadership skills in the spirit of fellowship and fun, enabling boys and girls to lead lives characterized by devotion to others.

Camp Kiniya is an experience that allows for individual and community growth; where each person feels safe to try new things and has the time and opportunity to develop meaningful relationships and passions. We seek to develop confidence and self-esteem in girls while at the same time, instill in them an abiding concern for others. In addition to a strong leadership development program, we aim to achieve this development through a balanced program comprised of Arts, Athletics, Outdoors, and Spiruality.”

When Was Camp Founded?


Camp Activities and Facilities

Camp Activities?

Arts & Crafts, Ceramics, Wood Working, Music & Theatre, Archery, Golf, Tennis, Field Games, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Ropes Course, Farm-To-Plate Activities.

Size of Cabins and/or Dormitories?

Cabins capable of holding 9 to 14 kids in each.

Indoor Or Outdoor Bathrooms?

Cabins have a mix of Indoor and Outdoor Bathrooms.

How Does Camp Serve Meals?

Family Style.

How Long is the Average Session?

Four and a Half Weeks.

Camp Proximity

Closest Major Cities and Driving Times:

Montreal – 2 hours.

Concord – 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Albany – 3 hours.

Boston – 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Address and Phone Number of Camp:

1317 Camp Kiniya Road, Colchester, VT, 05446, USA

(802) 893-7850

Official Website Link:

Kids Packing List Printable:

Other Helpful Links:

That’s A Wrap!

Hopefully, this breakdown provided some helpful insight into Camp Kiniya.  Keep in mind that, depending on the region of the camp, the average summer sessions can run much longer.  A full 4 and a half weeks for the kids to engage in awesome camp adventures, make new friends, and find an accepting camp family.

They will also realize the maximum surge of confidence and character building that only outdoor adventures can deliver. 

We know it can be tough trying to understand the nuts and bolts of a camp.  And we’ll continue to dig for the essential camp info for our wonderful camp parents.  Have a great time preparing your young camper for their unforgettable outdoor adventure!

“The amazing thing about camp is it truly brings out the best in everyone and you don’t feel like you have to change who you are.”

– Former Camp Counselor

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