I've spent two summers in a row at Camp Common Ground located in lovely, rural Vermont, and can understand why most families keep wanting to go back. It's a unique place where kids spend the mornings in Kidsville doing various age appropriate activities and their parents are free to explore dance, yoga, archery, glass bead making, hikes, tennis, and a slew of other things. When the bell rings at noon families reunite for lunch and can then spend the rest of the day together swimming at the pond, in an afternoon arts and crafts activity, making music, or just hanging out. The food is vegetarian, locally grown, and delicious. The spirit is one of tolerance, generosity, fun, and friendliness. Staff is professional and other campers, kids and adults alike, are great. Last year I went with my mom and she really enjoyed it so it's great even for grandparents.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Common Ground Center is an education and retreat center on gorgeous 700 acres in the heart of Vermont. Our signature program is Camp Common Ground, a week long all-inclusive family vacation. Unplug and reconnect with your family through arts, good food, nature exploration, and community. Our site is also available for rentals to weddings, family reunions, and corporate groups. We can accommodate up to 150 overnight guests in May through October and up to 30 overnight guests between November and April. Call us to register or schedule a tour today! ... more less