Vermont Wilderness School builds long-term mentoring relationships rooted in community, nature connection, and earth living skills. We are a non-profit 501(c)3, based in Brattleboro, VT and founded in 2000.  Explore our work and contact us to learn more.

News and Upcoming Events

Registration Open for Oyase Community School 2014-2015!

Oyase Community School is our long-standing, weekly outdoor youth program offered in the Brattleboro area since 1999.  Our experienced instructors guide and mentor children ages 7-15 in nature awareness, outdoor living and survival, and interpersonal/community skills.  The program meets most Thursdays, 9am to 3:15pm, from late September to late May in Dummerston, VT.

Registration is officially open for next year’s Oyase cohort.  Click here to learn more about Oyase and register!

Art of Mentoring 2014: Sept 15-20 at Farm & Wilderness Camp

Our annual training program in nature connection, coyote mentoring, and culture repair has a wide diversity of program options for all ages – youth, teens, and multiple concurrent programs for adults.  We are very excited to announce AoM dates and registration for 2014.  Click here to learn more about the Art of Mentoring and register!

Spaces Still Available in VWS Summer Camps!


Otter Day Camp (ages 7-12): three weeks available from June 23 to July 11 in Brattleboro.  Our longest-running camp!  

Shambhala Warrior & Nature Camp (ages 8-15): one week, June 23-27 in Guilford.  Nature awareness and martial arts led by Amy Hyatt.

EarthFriend Discovery Day Camp (ages 7-12): two weeks available, Aug 4-8 and 11-15 in Williamsville, VT (20 minutes from Brattleboro).  In collaboration with the Manitou Project.



Registration Open for Art of Mentoring 2014 - September 15-20 at Farm & Wilderness Camp in Plymouth, VT.

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VWS Summer Camps Filling Fast - Otter Day Camp ... Shambala Warrior & Nature Camp ... Earthfriend Discovery Day Camp

Register Today to Reserve a Place!

Community News

VWS Is Hiring: Administrative & Communications Assistant. Applications due May 25th.


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