Common Ground Center is located in Starksboro, Vermont, which is 30 minutes from Burlington and Lake Champlain. Our site is located on an old farm, nestled in the valley between the Hogback and Green Mountains with 700 acres for our campers to explore and play.
Unique Program Facilities
Our program spaces are located in renovated barns and farm buildings.
Our Dining Hall features a game room, library, and a large screened in porch for drumming, arts & crafts, and other activities. It also has a wrap-around porch with rocking chairs perfect for reading, singing, and relaxing!
Our Eco-Lodge Common Room is a quiet space with beautiful views for reading, games, or programs like non-violent communication.
The Hay Barn is a cathedral like space for dance and yoga (pictured to the left).
The Creekside Barn is the starting point for our children’s programs and hosts an indoor basketball court in addition to an art and teen space. There's also giant sandbox in the foundation of the silo outside of of the Kid Barn along with a play structure for smaller children.
We have plenty of Outdoor Facilities to keep adventurous folks of all ages busy.
In addition to the indoor basketball court in our Kid Barn and our ping-pong table in the Dining Hall, there are plenty of outdoor recreational activities for campers to enjoy.
Our two Har-Tru tennis courts dry off after rain in just 30 minutes and are so soft you can play with bare feet! Next to the tennis courts is an outdoor basketball court that can also be used for shuffleboard.
A younger camper favorite is a Play Structure made from recycled playgrounds within view of the dining hall!
Our playing fields and other open spaces are enjoyed by adults and kids alike.
Nestled privately under the Hogback Mountains and a ten-minute walk from the main campus is our two-acre swimming pond. The pond has a shallow end with a sandy beach for our less experienced swimmers, as well as a floating dock for deep end swimmers. While swimming or basking the sun, campers get a fabulous view of the Green Mountains.
Outdoor Fun and Exploration
Our Green Ethos