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.”
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, acts as health supervisor and directs the counselor in training program for 15 year olds. She is certified to teach CPR, First Aid, lifeguard training and has her WSI. She coordinates the swimming lessons for 4 and 5 year olds
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 smallcraft director and head counselor of the 6 year olds at camp. 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.