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


Full Moon Girls Saturday Program – November 22nd

The long-running Full Moon Girls program, led by program founder Dhyana Miller, is expanding to offer a 1 Saturday/month option for girls ages 7-15! Come experience your wild nature with us on Saturday Nov 22nd at Brook’s Bend Farm in Montague, MA.  The full Saturday program will run January-June 2015 (6 Saturdays).
Learn more about the new Saturday Full Moon Girls here.

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, Dec 6th: Animal Tracks and Sign of Vermont

Register for Family Nature Days Online 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 to learn 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.  Can be attended as a 7-month series or as individual topical weekends.   Learn more about this powerful new program here.

Maine Lynx Tracking Expedition – February 20-23, 2015

Our Lynx expedition last year was so outstanding that we had to add an extra day.  Early bird price available through December 15th.  Learn more here and join us on the ghost cat’s trail!


Adult Programs

Essentials of Resilient Community Training Series - 7 Weekends Nov - May. Come for individual weekends or the whole series!

Learn More and Register Here >

Family Programs

Family Nature Days Coming Up! Natural Cordage Nov 15th, Tracks & Sign Dec 6th

Learn More Here!

Community News

VWS is Hiring - Executive Director Position Open


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