Upcoming Programs for Youth

Otter Day Camp

  • When: 9am-3pm, Mon-Fri for four weeks starting June 15th, 2020. Spots are filling & week 2 is already full so sign up soon!
  • Ages: 7 – 12
  • Where: Ft Dummer State Park, Brattleboro VT

Otter Day Camp is one of Vermont Wilderness School’s longest-running programs, and is a mainstay of the early summer in Brattleboro. Come join our adventures in for these endless summer days!

Upcoming Programs for Adults

Core Routines for Being Fully Alive & Nature Connected (new online format)

  • When: May 30 & 31, 2020.
  • Where: Zoom discussions & phone calls.
  • Ages: Adults.

You’ve heard how it takes a village to raise a child. What does it take to raise a village?


VWS Update –  in the time of Covid-19

We’re still here! VWS’s mission is more relevant than ever. We are finding ways to connect to nature and each other, while maintaining social distance. We miss seeing you in person!!

All spring in-person programs are cancelled or are being rescheduled.

Summer program registration is open! (We can still hope, can’t we?)

  • You will be offered a full refund for summer programs that VWS needs to cancel or postpone due to Covid-19.
  • No deposit is required at this time. For the time being, we are waiving our standard practice of requiring a deposit to reserve a slot.
  • Despite the uncertainty, summer programs are filling up.  (The 2nd week of Otter Camp is now full, with a waitlist.)
  • Now is the time to secure your spot by completing a registration for our youth summer camps or summer (& a few spring) adult programs.

We are hoping that by late May or early June restrictions will have eased to allow for small in-person programs.  At the start of the pandemic we instituted new safety protocols for youth programs. Before we restart any programming, these protocols will be expanded to include adult programs and revised to the match the most current health advisories. We won’t restart until we are sure it is safe to do so.

VWS’s dedicated staff is in the process of re-envisioning how our larger in-person programs can adapt and change to suit the new normal.  We believe the trainings and mentoring we provide are increasingly relevant, and some of our trademark practices are awareness and adaptation to our ecological environment!  This is a moment of opportunity for creativity and vision.
Thank you for your support. Please be in touch!
– The VWS Staff & Board

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL VWS PROGRAMS.  Thank you to our many donors for their support of VWS’s Great Blue Heron Fund for scholarships.

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