Oyase Community School


 2017-2018 Program Year

16-17 Oyase Program Overview

Oyase Community School is committed to long-term mentoring which means many of our youth return year after year and returning students have first opportunity to enroll in May.  Over the last three years we have had an 80% return rate…combine this with us being enrolled at our maximum for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 years, we will probably only have a few openings for 2018-2019.

We currently do have a Wait List for any openings in the 2017-2018 Program Year.  We occasionally do have students leave the program mid-year.  When those openings occur, we go to our Wait List.

Please sign up below if you want a shot at getting into an opening for 2017-2018, to be on the Open House email announcement, or to get on the list for when enrollment opens for 2018-2019.  We initially open enrollment in May to existing Oyase Families, Foxwalk Families, and families who attended Open House or inquired over the last year.  If we have additional openings still in June, we open up general online enrollment.

Online Enrollment Application

Program Information

Dates: Mid-September 2017 to Late May 2018, Thursdays 9am – 3:15pm
Location: former Camp Arden in Dummerston, VT
Cost: Sliding Scale; $1,275 – $1,875 for 27 Sessions including a Spring Overnight. Actual cost is approximately $1,400
Ages: Youth, 6-15

Financial Aid available – contact Amy Hyatt at hyatt@vermontwildernessschool.org for application.

Oyase Community School, founded in 1999, brings together children and adults from throughout the region to create a multi-age learning environment that engages and inspires children and teens to learn real life skills, confidence in their own being, and developing relationships with the natural world and each other. Students are guided by an experienced team of instructors skilled in facilitating learning of Earth Living Skills, Nature Awareness and Community Skills.

As a community-based school, each family contributes 12 hours of community service to help run the program and strengthen relationships between families. Financial Aid is available.

To learn more about Oyase Community School, download this letter: 16-17 Oyase Program Overview