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!

Family Nature Days Fall 2014

Family Nature Days are opportunities for families to enjoy experiences outdoors with experienced instructors in the Vermont Wilderness School community.  FND’s are held in the Brattleboro area and run from noon to 5pm.  We begin with a potluck lunch, and then enjoy an afternoon of activities and experiences that connect us to nature and each other.

Coming up in fall 2014:

Sat, Oct 18th: Intro to Fire by Friction

Sat, Nov 15th: Natural Cordage & Rope Making

Sat, Dec 6th: Animal Tracks and Sign of Vermont

Register for Family Nature Days Online Here!

Introduction to Coyote Mentoring: A 1-day Workshop October 25th

We repeatedly hear from families and teachers how much they appreciate the aliveness and vitality they witness in their children and themselves as a result of Vermont Wilderness School programs.  This 1-day workshop is an opportunity to get a taste of what children and adults in our programs experience, and to learn how to bring mentoring tools home into your everyday life.  Learn more and register here.

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 Amy Hyatt for a 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. Learn more about this powerful new program here.


Adult Programs

Introduction to Coyote Mentoring, Oct 25th in Brattleboro, VT.

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Family Programs

Family Nature Days Coming Up! Fire by Friction on Oct 25th, Natural Cordage Nov 15th, Tracks & Sign Dec 6th

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Community News

Elder Fire in Montague, MA, Sunday Oct 26th at 7pm


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