Restoring our relationships with nature, ourselves, and each other



Youth School Programs 2024-2025 registraiton is open!

Foxwalk Forest School (Ages 5 – 7)

  • Tuesdays, WEEKLY, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, Putney, VT – Full
  • Wednesdays, WEEKLY, 9:00am – 1:00 pm, West Brattleboro, VT – Pending opening.

Great Blue Heron Community School (Ages 7 – 15)

  • Tuesdays, WEEKLY, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Putney, VT – Open spots.
  • Thursdays, WEEKLY, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Dummerston, VT – FULL

Youth Summer Camp Program

Registration is OPEN

Foxwalk Day Camp  (Ages 5 – 7) Brattleboro, VT

Earthfriend Discovery Day Camp  (Ages 7 – 12) Williamsville, VT

Otter Day Camp (Ages 7 – 12) Brattleboro, VT

Shambhala Warrior and Nature Camp (Ages 9 – 15) Williamsville, VT

Teen Leadership Camp (Ages 13-17, other ages by permission) Brattleboro, VT


Upcoming Adult Programs

Land Stewardship Camp

Land Stewardship Camp with Connor Stedman • June 29-30, 2024

Join longtime VWS instructor and ecological designer Connor Stedman for a weekend exploring deep nature connection through ecological reciprocity and stewardship.

Summer Tracking Courses + Evaluation

Summer Tracking Intensive

Sat 9am-3pm & Sun 8am-2pm over four weekends in 2024

  • June 22 & 23
  • July 27 & 28
  • Aug 24 & 25
  • Sept 21 & 22

Join VWS instructor Bob Etzweiler for our summertime four-weekend Wildlife Tracking Intensive. We’ll spend each weekend visiting the many local tracking hotspots.

Summer Tracking Day

Saturday, July 13, 2024 – 9 am to 3 pm 

In this beginner-friendly experiential workshop, we will learn about summer season track and sign, make friends with fellow trackers, and have fun!

Summer Track and Sign Evaluation

July 20 & 21, 2024
Program runs approx 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day.

Vermont Wilderness School is happy to host this Evaluation, a two-day interactive tracking experience that offers the chance to immerse deeply into the world of tracking and provide direct feedback on your tracking knowledge.

Each weekend experience is an incredible stand-alone tracking workshop for people of all experience levels. It offers learning, community with other people who love the world of tracks & trails, and the possibility of certification.

School Year Open Application for Staff Positions 2024 – 2025

  • We are accepting applications from adults and teens interested in Nature Connection Mentoring for 2024 – 2024 School Year Programs.

To apply please complete the School Year Staff Application Form.


Affording VWS Programs

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


Check out our offerings for adults, offerings for youth, and opportunities to get involved!


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