Common Ground Center



473 Tatro Rd, Starksboro, VT 05487 Visit Website | 802-453-2592 |


Parking: Yes

Common Ground Center is a non-profit arts, education, and outdoor recreation and retreat center. They are dedicated to bringing together and strengthening diverse families and communities through unique program offerings and facility rentals. Their 700-acre site demonstrates their commitment to environmental sustainability.

Their signature program is Camp Common Ground, an inter-generational family camp operating since 1994. This all-inclusive week-long camp for the whole family has an emphasis on creative expression, community, and fun. A typical day at Camp Common Ground might include going for a hike, painting a watercolor, taking a cello lesson, and singing songs around the campfire!  

Additionally, Common Ground Center runs day camps during school vacation weeks in February, April and a one week summer day camp in July. They host several other camps including Camp Kaleidoscope for families with children on the autism spectrum and Camp Outright, a camp for LGBTQ teens.

Located in Starksboro, Vermont only 30 minutes south of Burlington, the property can also be rented year-round for weddings, retreats, and single or multi-day meetings. 


2 reviews
  • August 19, 2011
    "This was a great staycation! I took my 4 and 7 year olds to Camp Common Ground on my own and had enough support they make the meals and do all the dishes! to make it a doable experience. I had time in the mornings to try a mix of activities writing group, weaving, hiking, guitar, singing were my picks, but there were other things too while my kids were in their own programs. There were family activities in the afternoon and evening which we could pick and choose from. I enjoyed the vegetarian food, but my kids had trouble sometimes. The kids table was not consistently laid out with options that worked for them, although most of the staff were very receptive to trying to make things work better. We loved the community setting and the cello teacher. The kids are still singing the songs we learned there! You don't need to drive far to have a good family camp experience!"
    - karec
  • November 24, 2008
    "Tons of fun! Great for everyone in the family. Fantastic vegetarian food. We all got something out of the week and the best part was that we didn't have to think about planning anything it was all done for us. We made some great friends while we were there! "
    - carafeld

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