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

Oyase Community School Open House – Thurs April 24th 


You are invited to join us and get to know Oyase Community School.  Oyase is a dynamic learning village in the woods for children ages 7-15, that meets most Thursdays from September to May in Dummerston, VT.  Click here to learn more about Oyase and the upcoming Open House.

Registration is open for VWS Summer Camps!


Otter Day Camp (ages 7-12): three weeks available from June 23 to July 11 in Brattleboro.  Our longest-running camp!  

Shambhala Warrior & Nature Camp (ages 8-15): one week, June 23-27 in Guilford.  Nature awareness and martial arts led by Amy Hyatt.

EarthFriend Discovery Day Camp (ages 7-12): two weeks available, Aug 4-8 and 11-15 in Williamsville, VT (20 minutes from Brattleboro).  In collaboration with the Manitou Project.

Announcing 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.  We are very excited to announce AoM dates for 2014 as Monday September 15 to Saturday September 20.  Click here to learn more about the Art of Mentoring!



Art of Mentoring 2014 Dates Announced - September 15-20 at Farm & Wilderness Camp in Plymouth, VT.

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Otter Day Camp (ages 7-12) dates announced - June 23-27, June 30-July 4, July 7-11. At Ft. Dummer State Park in Brattleboro VT. Registration is open!

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Community News

Transforming Hope Into Action - An Evening With Julia Butterfly Hill and Mark Morey, Wed. April 16th, Greenfield MA


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