Foxwalk Forest School

IMG_3020Dates: September through May (off for winter).  26 weeks. Tuesdays, 10 am — 2 pm

Location: Putney, VT

Ages: Youth ages 5-7.  Ages 4 and 8 considered on a case-by-case basis – please contact us at

Foxwalk Forest School is Vermont Wilderness School’s year-round program for young children.  Building on the 17-year tradition of the Oyase Community School, Foxwalk supports children ages 5-7 to explore the natural world together, learn ancient wilderness living skills, and build self-confidence, teamwork, and knowledge of self, nature, and community.  Students are guided by longtime VWS lead instructor and program director Bob Etzweiler, with over 15 years of experience sharing the natural world with children and guiding groups in the outdoors, along with other experienced Vermont Wilderness School staff. Foxwalk Forest School was conceived of and initiated by a group of parents seeking nature-based learning opportunities for children ages 5-7.  We would love for your family to join us!

Registration is not yet open for Foxwalk Forest School’s 2017-2018 Session. Check back here in late May for details.

Interested?  Please join us for the:

Foxwalk Forest School OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, May 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Open House is an opportunity for parents and children to visit the program to see if it’s something they’re interested in trying in the future.  IMG_3704

  • 9:45 – 10:00 am Arrivals.  Kids and instructors head into the woodsa little after 10:00.
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am Optional Parent Q&A with Foxwalk Director, Bob Etzweiler. This is a great chance to learn more about the program and ask any questions you might have. Parents depart after.
  • 1:45 – 2:00 pm Closing Circle. Parents are invited to join and hear stories of the day.
  • 2:00 pm Depart

Parents and children should come prepared to be outside and bring a lunch and water bottle.  The suggested donation for the day is $20. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Register for the Open House below, and make your optional donation via the payment box to the right —>.

Questions in advance? Contact Foxwalk Director Bob Etzweiler at:  or (802) 257-8570.