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.


Art of Mentoring 2015 – Registration is Open!

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.

VWS Summer Camps

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.


July 24 & 25 – A special visit from Jon Young

Join Vermont Wilderness School for a special opportunity to learn from Jon Young. Jon has spent his life connecting people deeply to nature. He has inspired many thousands of people as well as an international network of schools and programs teaching mentoring and deep nature connection. Jon lives in California and visits only rarely, so don't miss this opportunity! See the left side of this page for more details.