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.

Upcoming Programs:

Art of Mentoring 2015 – Registration is Open, and the Early Bird Discount ends June 21st.

VWS’s 17th annual experiential training for ages 3 – 99.  Art of Mentoring offers tools to deepen and enrich your relationships with yourself, nature, family, and community. Guided by a team of experienced facilitators from throughout the Northeast,  participants come together to experience, learn from and co-create a joyful, engaged learning community. You will walk away with tools and embodied practices of regenerative community design, mentoring techniques, deep nature connection, and an amplified passion for learning. Learn more and register here.  Early bird discount ($50 savings per registration) ends June 21st.


VWS Summer Camps are filling fast! 

Otter Day Camp, VWS’s long-running nature camp for ages 7-12 at Fort Dummer State Park in Brattleboro, will be offered June 22-26, June 29-July 3, and July 6-10 in 2015.  Learn more and register here.

Shambhala Warrior and Nature Camp, a week of martial arts and nature awareness for ages 9-15 (8 by permission), will return June 22-26 in 2015.  Learn more and register here.

Earthfriend Discovery Day Camp at the Manitou Project land in Williamsville, VT (20 minutes from Brattleboro downtown), will return this year August 3-7 and 10-14.  For ages 7-12.  Visit the Manitou Project to learn more and register.


Foxwalk Forest School Open House 

Tuesday, June 2, 10 am – 2 pm, Putney, VT

An open house to learn about VWS’s weekly program for children ages 5-7.  Preregistration is required.  For details about the open house and more information on Foxwalk, click here.


Save the Date – AOM

The Art of Mentoring will be held September 7-12 at Farm & Wilderness Camp (Plymouth, VT). AOM is a six-day experiential, nature-based training for ages 3 to 99. Registration opens in early May.

Welcome to our new Director!

In February we welcomed our new Director Sam Stegeman. We also said a grateful goodbye to Connor Stedman, our Director from 2012-2014. Read more on our staff bios page. (About > Who We Are)