Afternoon Activities

Ready to recharge after a challenging day in the classroom?


At Camp St. J, we work and play hard. Come join your consultants, peers and our staff in a wide array of outdoor activities and leisure opportunities in National Geographic’s #1 Small Town for Adventure, St. Johnsbury, Vermont.


What are the options?


Each week is unique, but we offer a host of options. Please click on the hyperlinks to learn more about each of our offerings.


Day Hikes – Guided excursions up Burke Mountain, Devil’s Hill, and Mt, Pisgah.


Kayaking – Paddle Shadow Lake and witness the serenity that is the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.


Swimming – Trips to favorite local beaches such as Lake Willoughby, Harvey’s Lake, and Joe’s Pond.


Exploration Excursions – A number of trips to sample the delights of such Vermont establishments as Red Barn Brewing and St. Johnsbury Distillery


Yoga – Sign up for yoga, generally scheduled one day each week in our dance studio (mats provided!). An hour long session of yoga certain to recharge the internal and external batteries.


Biking – Bike the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail 13 miles from Danville, Vermont back to campus on the recently completed rail trail that connects St. Johnsbury to Lake Champlain. For the more adventurous, Kingdom Trails, THE mountain biking destination on the East Coast, is an easy 20 minute drive from campus.

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The Camper’s Checklist!

No camping experience is complete without a checklist of items to bring to our AP Summer Institute. You may want to bring some (or all!) of the items on the following list:


  • Window Fan (Dorm Rooms are not air-conditioned)

  • Shower caddy and flipflops

  • Swimwear

  • Beach Towel

  • Sport Clothing (Suitable for Northern New England)

  • Tennis Racquet and Balls

  • Golf Clubs

  • Sturdy Footwear (for hiking)

  • Running or Walking Shoes

  • Bikes

  • Camera

  • Writing Journal

  • Sunscreen