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

Please note: Enrollment for Oyase Community School is currently FULL, with a waitlist.  Contact Oyase Director Amy Hyatt at hyatt@vermontwildernessschool.org to inquire or place your child on the waitlist.  Thank you!

Foxwalk Forest School: A New Program for Ages 5-7 on Tuesdays in Putney, VT!

Building on the 15-year tradition of the Oyase Community School, Foxwalk supports children ages 5-7 to explore the natural world together, learn ancient wilderness living skills, and build self-confidence, teamwork, and knowledge of self, nature, and community. More info here.

A.C.O.R.N. Festival: Celebrating Community, Nature and Music

Saturday September 27th, 2014 at the Guilford Fairgrounds in Guilford, VT. For more information, visit http://www.acornfest.com/

Essentials of Resilient Community – Mentoring and Nature Connection: November 2014 – May 2015

You’ve heard it takes a village to raise a child. What does it take to raise a village? Join us for 7-month journey based on the practices and teachings of the Art of Mentoring that will support you to grow as a mentor, leader and designer of regenerative, resilient community – whether on a family, neighborhood, or regional scale. More info here.



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

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Community News

ACORN Nature & Music Festival Tickets Now on Sale - Saturday Sept 27th in Guilford, VT


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