Champ Camp’s Evolution

What began in 2009, as a weekend adventure that combined research with educational activities, has now become a solid vehicle for some of the latest research being conducted on the lake to determine if it could be home to an elusive lake monster. This summer our research team will work to unravel some of the mystery surrounding the legend.

About Champ Camp

Button Bay

This beautiful and ecologically diverse bay is located on the southeast shore of Lake Champlain. It is also the site of rich fossil deposits and many reported Champ sightings.

Champ Research

Champ Research Team

Our Research Team

Meet the dynamic team of five researchers that will be an exciting part of Champ Camp 2014.

Lake Monster Research

Lake Monster Research

Innovating with new technology and the use of scientific methods will take our research to the next level.

Research Technology

Research Technology

This year the team is excited to add some new high tech and scientific gear to our arsenal of tools.

Champ Camp Support

Camp Support

Champ Camp wouldn’t be able to do some of the things we do without your support. Please help us today.



Photo Gallery

Follow along on our lake adventures as the camera documents what we are working on, how we are conducting our research, and what we might see. Will this year the time we capture the photo we are all waiting for?

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Champ Camp Researchers Featured on TV

Nat Geo’s Monster Project devoted an episode to Lake Champlain and the legend of the lake monster, Champ. Join Michael Esordi, founder of Brite Yellow, as he utilizes sonar technology out on the lake to see what lies beneath the surface of the water.

Scott Mardis was also featured on a MonsterQuest episode where he did a lake investigation using video technology.

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