Growing Youth Interfaith Connections at Common Ground Center

Friday March 20th, 2015 1:08PM

In early March, 2015, we had the pleasure of hosting the Vermont & New Hampshire chapters of Kids 4 Peace. We spoke with the Regional Director of the program, Jeff Mandell (pictured at right), about his experience working with the group.

Tell us a little bit about what Kids 4 Peace does, and how it aims to impact the communities that it works with.


Experience Yoga at Common Ground Center

Monday February 9th, 2015 3:58PM

Lonnie Poland, founder of Experience Yoga in Milton, Vermont, recently held her fourth annual Relax and Renew Women’s Yoga Retreat at Common Ground Center. The retreat has been so popular that Lonnie has added another weekend this year, coming up on March 14-15, 2015


Full Barrel Co-op Builds Community at Common Ground Center

Friday January 23rd, 2015 5:04PM

We were pleased to host Full Barrel Co-op Brewery and Taproom's recent strategic planning retreat! Over a dozen volunteers, pledges and investors spent the day diving deep into their mission, vision, and values. They also hammered out bylaws and worked on marketing ideas.


Common Ground Center Announces Executive Director!

Tuesday December 16th, 2014 4:45PM

Dear Common Ground Community,

Season’s Greetings to you and your family! I hope this letter finds you warm and well.


Connecting Across Faith During the Holidays

Monday December 8th, 2014 12:24PM

At Common Ground Center, we create a space where people can connect across differences. During the holiday season, we find ourselves connecting across faith with a universal message of love, cheer, and togetherness. Participants in our programs and groups that rent our site represent a multitude of faiths and spiritualities, and it is truly a blessing to be a part of the rich community that celebrates these differences.


A Little Night Baseball with the Boys

Thursday November 20th, 2014 5:59PM

by Connor Timmons


Memories from the Early Years

Tuesday September 16th, 2014 10:06AM

Camp Common Ground Family Camp 1995In honor of our 20th anniversary, we're re-publishing letters that we received from campers in the early years of Camp Common Ground. Many of these can be found in the commemorative Common Ground Center cookbook, which was published in Spring 2014. Please contact us if you'd like to purchase a copy!

(Pictured at right: Camp Common Ground circa 1995!)


The Kombucha Craze at Common Ground

Thursday January 16th, 2014 4:32PM

By Neily Jennings

As someone who has been enjoying and brewing kombucha for 8 years, I am glad to see it’s been catching on and growing in popularity! Many of our campers are into it, and some of our staff even brew it in their free time at camp.


Morning Yawn Revisited

Tuesday December 17th, 2013 6:01PM
Thursday November 7th, 2013 3:55PM

We are extraordinarily pleased to welcome the recently elected members of Common Ground Center’s board of directors, including two who are renewing terms and three new folks!

Drumroll, please…


A Montrealer’s “Ode to Camp Common Ground”

Friday October 25th, 2013 10:52AM

We had a lot of great poems and stories come out of camp this's one of our favorites!

A Montrealer’s “Ode to Camp Common Ground”

By Suzy Hanna, August 2013

‘Twas the day before vacation
And our family couldn’t wait
To cross that Canadian border
And enter Vermont state!


Common Ground Board of Directors Accepting Nominations!

Thursday October 24th, 2013 11:59AM

Common Ground Board and StaffWe are accepting nominations for Common Ground Center's board of directors. Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting, to be held Sunday, November 3 from 9:30 am to Noon, followed by lunch.


Fall Foliage at Common Ground Center!

Monday October 7th, 2013 11:52AM

October is a gorgeous time to be at Common Ground Center! As you view these photos, try to imagine the sound of crunching leaves and the smell of crisp autumn air!












A Common Ground Celebration

Wednesday September 18th, 2013 3:01PM

By Elizabeth Lorris Ritter
Reposted from Manhattan Times, August 21, 2013

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For more than a decade, I’ve been going to a family camp in Vermont called Camp Common Ground. It’s not just a fun place, it’s an important place.


Letter from Camp

Friday September 6th, 2013 2:46PM

by Philip Fine

Philip attended Camp Common Ground with his lovely partner Stephanie and their two daughters.
He read his "Letter from Camp" at the Big Show on July 25, 2013.


A Little Bit of Everything

Tuesday April 16th, 2013 2:25PM

People often ask us, "What do you do at CGC when we're not doing camp?". Perhaps a more appropriate question would be, "What don't we do?". For one, we've been busy all winter working with groups that want to host programs on our site. 


Who's Who at Common Ground: Calia Marshall

Friday January 18th, 2013 5:42PM

This post is the first in a series highlighting Common Ground Center community members--many of whom you can get to know better at family camp! Carole Blane recently had the opportunity to catch up with the busy-bee Calia Marshall. Enjoy!


Happy New Year!

Wednesday January 2nd, 2013 6:58PM

Well, we've made it through the solstice, the hectic holidays, and the end of 2012! In the last few weeks of December, our gorgeous site transformed from a grassy meadow complete with a rainbow to a snowy winter wonderland! We've been sledding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing since the snow started flying.


Camp Common Ground Early Bird Registration

Wednesday November 28th, 2012 3:30PM


The deadline for early registration for Camp Common Ground is December 12, 2012. Click for more information on fees & registration. It's never soon to start planning for next summer!



Ways of the Wild and Wren's Nest and Teens, Oh My!

Monday October 1st, 2012 5:06PM

To say that Common Ground Center had a busy year in the rental department would be putting it mildly. We’ve had unprecedented traffic from such varied groups of people, and by the looks of it, 2013 will be even busier! Twenty-four different groups came to see the beauty of our site, some of them for multiple trips!