Oyase Community School
A Dynamic Learning “Village” in the Woods
"We were camping in main, in a remote part of a deserted campground. We were by the ocean, and night was falling. In the foggy twilight, we walked to the outhouse, me and my two boys. On the way, our flashlight's batteries gave out, and we were walking in the almost dark. I was feeling a little spooked.
Then my son said to me, "This is the time of day I love the best!"
"Why do you say that?" I asked.
"Because it's so dark, and you can hide really well," he said. "I feel at one with the night."
It struck me then that, besides all the great skills and stories and techniques my kids learn at Oyase, they learn something far more important. They learn to be at home in the world." --2011 Parent
Mid-September 2013 and Late May 2014
Thursdays 9am – 3:15pm
former Camp Arden in Dummerston, VT
Sliding Scale: $1,250 - $1,850 for 27 Sessions including a Spring Overnight.
Actual cost is approximately $1,400
Oyase Community School, started 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 secure a spot send a $100 nonrefundable deposit payable to "Vermont Wilderness School" (Check, Money Order, Visa or Mastercard) and an enrollment form to:
Vermont Wilderness School
PO Box 2585
Brattleboro, VT 05303
Registration forms including financial aid application and payment plans will be available in August 2013. Please contact the office for these forms.