“Children are our legacy.”

Schools & Camps

Explore, Experiment & Discover!

Overlooking the valley of the Battenkill, our school and camp programs are located on the grounds of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home. Hildene is a 412 acre estate with a stately 24-room Georgian Revival mansion built by Robert Lincoln, the eldest son of President Abraham Lincoln.


8th Grade Lincoln Essay Competition
Essays Due February 12, 2018

8th Grade Lincoln Essay Competition 2018 Packet

2018 8th Grade Lincoln Essay Competition Winners


2018 First, Second and Third Place Essays

2018 8th Grade Lincoln Essay Competition Essay Topics

List of past winners and topics

Examples of past winning essays


Hildene Youth Corps
Making the Natural World Accessible 

July 9 - 20, 2018

Hildene Youth Corps is a 2 week summer program for 8 highly-motivated young people entering 7th or 8th grade. Youth Corps members spend their mornings working as a team to complete a project that allows for better access to the natural areas of Hildene. The 2018 project will be to create a vernal pool boardwalk to provide access for school groups and guests to explore this unique and special habitat. In the afternoon Youth Corps members investigate the diverse ecology of Hildene, enjoy crafts, help with projects, and have fun. After becoming familiar with what they do, Youth Corps members will receive $50 to donate to an ecological nonprofit of their choice.


Download the 2018 Hildene Youth Corps Packet here.














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