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Explore the Northeast Kingdom!


From arts and culture to good food to artisan crafts to outdoor recreation — all of these fine discoveries await in St. Johnsbury, Vermont! Enjoy the unique atmosphere of a small town with a bigger-town vibe. St. Johnsbury is the vibrant economic center of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the three-county area comprising Essex, Caledonia, and Orleans counties. Education, arts and culture, healthcare, agriculture, and industry are mainstays of the town and surrounding area. The beauty of the upper Connecticut River Watershed — between the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont’s Green Mountains — remains an inspiration to entrepreneurs, artists, farmers, and professionals who fall in love with the livable pace and city scene. Cultural institutions in St. Johnsbury offer an astonishing variety of world-class programs and events for audiences of all ages; and National Geographic Adventure magazine named St. Johnsbury “the Number 1 Small Town for Adventure.”


Museums and Historical Centers
Fairbanks Museum
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Discover St. Johnsbury
St. Johnsbury Historical Society


Outdoor Recreation
Kingdom Trails
D-N-D Stables
Passumpsic River Outfitters
Bicycling Loops and Links in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom


Local Artisans
Cabot Creamery
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
Ice Eden Winery
St. Johnsbury Distillery
Hill Farmstead Brewery


Cultural Opportunities
Catamount Arts
Unadilla Theater
Milarepa Buddhist Monastery


Horseback Riding
D-n-D Stables

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Afternoon Activities


Evening Activities


Campus Amenities




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