Established in 1952, Lotus Lake Day Camp provides a tradition of day camping to children ages 4-14 in Central Vermont. Situated in a rural setting, the camp offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. We have been called a “real VT. camp.” Lotus Lake has been voted Times Argus’s “Best of the Best Camps” for several years in a row.
Co-Directors (1968 – present)
Dorothy M. Milne – Field hockey and swim coach at Bement School, Deerfield, MA, Dorothy continues the traditions of the founder and her father, Proctor Martin, in helping children develop skills by working and playing together in the outdoors. She oversees the program and supervises the staff.
Beth Watson Allen, CIT Director and Health Supervisor – A sixth generation Martin family member, Beth is the mother of three, a VT certified teacher and coach at U-32 High School. She supervises the waterfront, oversees staff and transportation, and oversees the CIT program. She is certified to teach CPR, First-Aid, and Lifeguard Training.
Becky Martin Watson, Assistant Director – Energetic and enthusiastic, Becky has decades of teaching experience in VT schools as well as teaching year round the past 15 years in the outdoors. She serves as small craft director and property management coordinator. As a mother and grandmother she has devoted much of her life to working with young people and caring for the land.
Camp staff includes teachers, college students and high school students, a high percentage of whom have completed the LLC CIT program. Staff are trained in safety and child development and have earned certifications from national organizations in specific camp activities. Many are LLC alumni and all have a love of children and the outdoors.
The camp’s goal is to help each child develop individually by providing an opportunity to:
- Improve in swimming and develop skill in other activities.
- Learn about the natural environment through outdoor experiences
- Grow in social relationships by broadening friendships and participating in group activities.
- Develop decision making skills and independence in a safe environment.