Antrim Recreation Department offers regular and new programs throughout the year. Beyond youth sports, examples of other programs are hikes, climbing, speed stacking, league sports (baseball, softball, track and field, basketball), movies, summer camps, theater, outdoor adventure programs, fishing derby, roller-skating and more. To find out about current programs, call 588-3121 or look at the website You can also find Antrim Recreation on Facebook.


The Harris Center for Conservation Education provides students in grades K-12 with a continuum of experiences and opportunities to study nature, develop age appropriate science skills, discover nature as a source of inspiration and creativity, and appreciate the local landscape outside their schools.(see their section).


E.P Dodge Library in Bennington offers a range of programs throughout the year:

  • Story and craft time are offered year round on Monday mornings at 9:30am for children not yet in school.
  • Throughout the year they offer seasonal story times in the evenings, programs for home school families during the day time, and youth and adult book groups.
  • The summer reading program runs for the entire month of July through the first week of August. The summer reading program includes field trips, story times, programs and other activities.

Additional year 'round programs include Story Walks, scavenger hunts and workshops for adults and children. For more information go to their website at,


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Backyard Adventures for Young Children Summer day camps at The Grapevine for children ages 4 ½ to 6 years.  Carol Lunan M.Ed., our Learning Vine teacher and former Harris Center educator, leads the programs. Activities include investigating flying creatures, creepy crawlers and swimming bugs; exploring mud and water; and scavenger hunts, hikes, nature stories, songs, crafts and painting. This is a wonderful opportunity for young children to discover the natural world, "right in their own back yard"—and their place in it!—under the guidance of our early childhood educators. grapevine camps