Upcoming Programs for Adults
The Essentials of Resilient Community program, offered by Vermont Wilderness School and Amy Hyatt, takes you deeper into the practices and teachings of the Art of Mentoring, supporting you to grow as a mentor, leader, cultural creative, and designer of regenerative, resilient community – whether on a family, neighborhood, or regional scale.
• Friday, February 23 – Monday, February 26. Full.
• Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 19. This second trip has just been added!
Our popular winter long weekend on the trail of one of the most elusive carnivores of the Northeast. The Canada Lynx is built for deep snows, long winters, and big wilderness – all found in the vast lands of Northern Maine. Evenings are spent around the fire in our cabins, where we’ll share meals and stories of the day. Tracking experience not required.
School-Year 2017-18 Programs for Youth
Wild Turkeys (New This Fall!!)
October through May. Monthly on Saturdays, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Dummerston, VT
Wild Turkeys is a three-season nature connection program for adventurous kids with a passion for the arts of wilderness living. Our instructors have stories, skills, and songs to share, challenges for those who are ready, and games to keep the group alive and wild! We are guided by the combined passions of the youth and the instructors, the seasons and weather, and the unique magic that each day has to offer.
Foxwalk Forest School
September through early June (with an extended winter break). Tuesdays, 10 am – 2 pm. Putney, VT.
Guided by longtime VWS lead instructor Bob Etzweiler. Kids explore the natural world, learn ancient wilderness living skills, and build self-confidence, teamwork, and knowledge of self, nature, and community.
Oyase Community School
October through May (includes a Spring Equinox overnight). Thursdays, 9:00 am – 3:15 pm, Dummerston, VT
Join us for our 17th year of exploring, playing, and learning how to be at home in the woods taking care of ourselves and all the creatures and plants we live with from autumn to winter to spring.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL VWS PROGRAMS. Thank you to our many donors for their support of VWS’s Great Blue Heron Fund for scholarships.