Foxwalk Forest School

Registration is currently closed. Complete the short form below to be notified when it re-opens.

When: Tuesdays, 10 am — 2 pm.  September through May (off for winter).  26 weeks.

Where: The Greenwood School woods, Putney, VT

Ages5 – 7 (Ages 4 and 8 considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at


  • Full year: $1,225 – $1,700 (sliding scale) for 26 Sessions.  Actual per-student cost is $1,400.
  • Half-year (Fall or Spring term) sign-ups considered on an individual basis. Fee: $612.50 – $850. Actual per-student cost is $700.


Foxwalk Forest School supports children ages 5-7 to explore the natural world together, learn ancient wilderness living skills, and build self-confidence, teamwork, and knowledge of self, nature, and community.

Students are guided by longtime VWS lead instructor Bob Etzweiler, with over 18 years of experience sharing the natural world with children and guiding groups in the outdoors, along with other experienced Vermont Wilderness School staff. We maintain a ratio of no more than 6 children to one instructor. Foxwalk was initiated by a group of parents seeking nature-based learning opportunities for their young children.

FoxWalk is a program about building and fostering relationships.  It’s by creating connections to each other and the natural world that our curiosity is stirred and learning flows. Our days are filled with play, exploration, stories, wilderness skills and fun…lots of fun! We are guided by the combined passions of the children and staff, the seasons and weather, and the unique magic that each day has to offer.

Dates for the 2019-2020 Season:

Fall Term Spring Term
Sept 3 Feb 25
Sept 10 Mar 3
Sept 17 Mar 10
Sept 24 Mar 17
Oct 1 Mar 24
Oct 8 Mar 31
Oct 15 Apr 7
Oct 22 Apr 14
Oct 29 Apr 21 – NO FOXWALK
Nov 5 Apr 28
Nov 12 – NO FOXWALK May 5
Nov 19 May 12
Nov 26 – NO FOXWALK May 19
Dec 3 May 26
Dec 10 June 2 (spring make up day)
Dec 17 (fall make up day)



  1. Registration is currently closed. Fall registration opens in August, Spring registration opens in January. To be notified when it re-opens please complete the short form below.
  2. When it re-opens, complete the registration form below. Be sure to check your email for the automated confirmation receipt with the subject “[Your child’s name]’s Foxwalk Registration Has Been Received.”
  3. Pay in full, or pay just the $150 (per child) deposit.
    • Make a secure online payment by credit card or via PayPal in the box at the right –>
    • OR
    • Send a check payable to “Vermont Wilderness School” to: VWS, PO Box 2585, Brattleboro, VT 05303.
  4. Click the tab at the bottom of this page: “Complete the VWS Medical Form.”
  5. Your spot is secure once we have received your registration and payment.
  6. Any remaining balance is due on August 15th (or at time of registration if you signup after that).

Looking for a scholarship?   You can enter your scholarship request in the registration form below. The deadline to submit scholarship requests is August 1st.  Read our scholarship and cancellations policy page for more information.

Questions?  Please contact us at or call 802-257-8570.