Our Mission

Common Ground Center is a nonprofit, multi-age arts, education, and outdoor recreation center. We are dedicated to environmental sustainability and strengthening diverse families and communities through unique program offerings and facility rentals.

Our beautiful site demonstrates our commitment to environmental sustainability. Common Ground Center is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization.

Silhouettes of kids playing at sunset with a giant bubble floating above them.

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Our Guiding Principles

We work to foster strong and healthy families that...

  • Learn and grow together, supporting each other to gain new skills and explore individual creative talents.
  • Interact cooperatively and communicate openly and honestly, to share joys and concerns, solve problems and resolve disputes.
  • Play together, making time to laugh, relax, and simply enjoy each other’s company.


Two kids and their mom smile together.

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We work to develop strong and sustainable communities that...

  • Counter alienation by fostering interdependence among community members.
  • Honor the unique contributions and talents of each community member and care for each other.

Two kids pose with their parents and grandparents outside at Camp Common Ground family camp in Vermont.

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We work according to fiscally responsible business practices, including...

  • Fair pay, equal benefits, non-discriminatory hiring and timely accounts payable.
  • Valuing our interdependence with the natural environment by maintaining a low carbon footprint, recycling and repurposing.

A kid hangs out in the creek.

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