We’re hiring!

Seasonal Instructor Positions and Salaried Leadership Positions Available


Upcoming Programs for Adults

Foundational Practices In Nature Connection Mentoring

  • Where: Online, so the location can be… your choice! You will need to be able to go outside, plus access to email and the capacity to make phone calls or join Zoom sessions.
  • When: 9am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday, on Apr 2-3, and Apr 30-May 1, 2022.
  • Who: adults. Aimed at educators, mentors, and parents but open to all adults.

These two weekend workshops use a hybrid online & home-based format to explore the mentoring frameworks we use at Vermont Wilderness School. We think of these as the “power-pack” of practices that support successful mentoring. Amazing things tend to happen when we take this multi-layered approach.

*New Program!* Summer Tracking Intensive

  • Where: Various locations within 30 miles of Brattleboro, VT.
  • When: Sat 9:00 am – 3:00 pm & Sun 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Jun-Sep, one weekend a month in 2022.
  • Who: Adults (Age 18+). Open to both novice and experienced trackers.

When it comes to wildlife tracking in New England, your mind might jump to cold winter temperatures and deep snows. And while southern Vermont is a great place for snow tracking, the numerous river banks, muddy areas, and sandy locations, make for exceptional warm weather tracking as well!


Upcoming Programs for Youth

*New Program!* Teen Leadership Camp

  • Where: Ft. Dummer State Park, Brattleboro VT.
  • When: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Jun 23 — 24 (Thu & Fri), 2022.
  • Who: Teens 13 – 17 (other ages by permission)

This short camp can kick-off the summer for teens looking to prepare themselves for jobs & service projects. But we won’t forget to also prioritize connection with other teens, and fun!

Earthfriend Discovery Day Camp

  • Where: The Manitou Project land in Williamsville, VT (20 minutes from downtown Brattleboro).
  • When: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Mon-Fri, in two sessions:
    • Week 1: Aug 1 – 5, 2022. Open! Follow the webpage registration instructions to sign up.
    • Week 2: Aug 8 – 12, 2022. Currently full but accepting additions to the waitlist.
  • Who: ages 7 – 12 (other ages by permission)

Earthfriend Discovery Day Camp is committed to nurturing the loving and magical connection the young naturally feel with their environment and all forms of life on this planet.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND REPARATIONS FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL VWS PROGRAMS.  Thank you to our many donors for their support of these funds.

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