Indian Brook

3½ or seven-week sessions, with a two-week option for new 9 or 10-year-old campers Woodward Reservoir in Plymouth, Vermont

The Wilderness Camp is an 11-day adventure offered twice in the summer (July and/or August) for campers ages 11-14 in Plymouth, Vermont

Indian Brook is a place for girls to find friendship, adventure, and support in a non-competitive environment. Campers live in open cabins with seven or eight others and two counselors. The whole camp sings favorite songs after breakfast, then sits together in Silent Meeting before going off for morning activities. Activity areas include Creative Arts, Outdoor Living skills, Rocks and Ropes, Work Projects (carpentry), Barns & Gardens, and the Waterfront.

Throughout the week, a girl might be learning new skills or exploring established interests, whether practicing guitar, tying complex climbing knots, operating the circular saw, or beading with a group of friends. All campers go on at least one trip during the summer, ranging from a two-night hiking trip to a four-night wilderness trip. Evenings in camp might find everyone running through the woods in an all-camp game, performing skits at the talent night, or thoughtfully discussing a social  issue with their age group.

INDIAN BROOK WILDERNESS CAMP

This program runs twice in the IB summer (July and/or August) and is geared for campers ages 11-14, offering eight girls an opportunity to venture into the wilderness for 11 days. Campers will create a woodland home with this in-depth experience, cooking meals over a fire, axing and sawing, creating livable shelters, and making usable items including knives, baskets, and utensils.

This program immerses the girls in the wilderness and helps them gain self sufficiency, awareness, and personal insights. They also will live together mindfully and gain an appreciation of living and working together in a small community. The campers start off together at Indian Brook before hiking out to their remote site. They return to camp having formed a remarkable bond, self reliance, and excitement about sharing their experiences and knowledge. For more information, visit our slideshow.

Counselor In Training Program

Also for older campers, F&W also offers a Counselor In Training Program; follow this link for more details.

Mission

A summer at Indian Brook is a time for girls to develop their voice, learn their own value and have days filled with friends and fun. Girls are encouraged to develop an appreciation of their power, competence and creativity. We provide a fun, educational, diverse and reflective space away from the forces in the media and in greater society that seek to define them. Indian Brook is a place where girls can explore the fullness of their identity with the care and guidance of women who are dedicated to providing every camper with opportunities for challenge and success. We aim to inspire a deeper level of personal growth to invoke strength and action in every girl.