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

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.

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.  Click here to learn more about the Art of Mentoring and register!  Please note that registration will close for AoM on Wednesday, Sept 10th.  

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/


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!

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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