Our community is made up of 90 campers, 45 staff, and 30 counselors-in-training. We represent a diverse group of races, nationalities, religions, and economic backgrounds. Typically, we come from at least twenty states and ten countries. Camper ages range from 9 to 15 years. We live in cabin groups of eight campers, three staff, and often a third year high school staff trainee.
All staff, including directors, work in activities. Most staff are in college, but the range is from 18 to 65. The median age is usually 22-23. Typically, 85 percent of the staff return from previous summers.
Food is important, and ours is good. We grow some of our own, and buy quality meats and produce, organic when we can. Most meals are cooked from scratch, and we offer a full vegetarian option every meal.
Sangamon is built on a picturesque Vermont hill farm. We own 150 acres of sunny pastures and cool woods, and swim happily in our spring-fed 25-acre lake. The heart of the camp is the early 19th century farmhouse and barn, which house the dining room and some activities. Campers live in simple pine board cabins with a fieldstone fireplace, lit by kerosene hurricane lanterns.