Art of Mentoring – Adults

The Art of Mentoring for 1st-Year Participants

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The Art of Mentoring is an experiential training for parents, mentors, grandparents, teachers, environmental educators, healers, community members and leaders, naturalists, peacemakers, ecological designers, and many more.  This weeklong workshop offers tools to deepen and enrich your relationships with yourself, nature, family, and community.

Guided by a team of experienced facilitators from throughout the Northeast, participants come together to experience a joyful and engaged learning community. You will walk away with tools and embodied practices of regenerative community design, mentoring techniques, deep nature connection. Our hope is to inspire you to create healthy nature-based communities right in your own backyard!

The week is a blend of experiential exercises, lectures, storytelling, music, nature exploration, and group activities. We will be both indoors and outdoors throughout the week.

The skills and practices you will learn at the Art of Mentoring have been honed and put into practice by thousands of families, neighborhoods, and mentoring initiatives throughout our international network of over 300 affiliated schools and programs.  These tools have also been incorporated in other community and professional settings, including public and private schools, universities, businesses, mental health practices, and more.


Presenters & Facilitators

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  • Amy Hyatt
  • Miriam Dror
  • Connor Stedman
  • Walker Korby
  • & more

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Here’s what some recent participants in the first-year program have said:

“Like no experience before it, the Art of Mentoring sent me home feeling grounded, renewed, inspired, and motivated to create cultural change. I wish everyone could have this experience.”

“I loved the land. I loved where we slept. I loved getting to share this with my family. We are already planning for next year!”

“The Vermont Art of Mentoring is a powerful, life-altering experience, somehow wrapped into one short week.”

“There are no words to express my profound gratitude.”


The Art of Mentoring for Experienced Participants

We offer two advanced programs during the Art of Mentoring week for returning adults to dive deeper into nature connection, mentoring, and earth skills. Participants in these programs do have some interaction with the 1st-Year participants.