Update for Summer 2020
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Mixed Gender 4-10
Boys and gender non-binary 9-14
Girls and gender non-binary 9-14
Girls and gender non-binary 11-14
Boys and gender non-binary 11-14
Mixed Gender 11-14
Mixed Gender 15-17
Mixed Gender 15-17
We are excited to let you know that swimming will open at Farm & Wilderness this Friday, July 3rd, with lifeguards for Plymouth and Killington residents and those staying in those towns who have met the State quarantine guidelines. Passes are required for access and must be acquired in advance, along with a signed waiver. […]
F&W 2020 Summer Concert Event and Bonfire Livestream! (and we’re looking for musicians!) Just because we can’t see each other in Plymouth doesn’t mean that we can’t get together this summer! Music has always been at the core of the F&W experience – from Winds of the People to Wagon Wheel – so what better way to celebrate old friendships […]
With summer now in full swing, we wanted to give you an update on what things will look like in the months ahead. We first wanted to excitedly tell you all that Frances McLaughlin has accepted the position to be our next Executive Director. She will officially take over her role in September and you […]
Agenda for June 2020 Meeting The Farm & Wilderness and Ninevah Foundation Boards will hold a brief meeting on June 20th. This is not in our regular schedule of meetings, but in these unusual times, I felt we needed to come together more often. This will be the first meeting attended by our six new […]
These values are woven into the fabric of every Farm & Wilderness program and camp community, creating an environment where people develop a deep regard for one another and explore a style of life that is simple, rugged, and exciting.
Over 80 years ago, two educators with a dream of starting a school, founded Farm & Wilderness summer camps. Since then, F&W has offered tens of thousands of campers and staff an experiential education that has transformed the lives of many.
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Campers enjoy hiking, backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, and wilderness adventure in the Green Mountains of Vermont, New York's Adirondacks, the White Mountains of New Hampshire and beyond.
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Acres of gardens are planted each spring and tended by campers during the summer. We raise dairy cows, pigs, sheep, goats, alpacas, chickens, and ducks. Our camp kitchens use our organic, fresh produce throughout the growing season.
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We live together in simple, wooden cabins and canvas structures tucked into the woods or along the lakes. There is no electricity in the cabins, no movies, televisions, computers, or recorded music. Instead, we create our own entertainment, grow some of our own food, and build our own cabins. In choosing to live simply, we build a participatory community that works, plays, and sings together.
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At F&W, we design and provide age-appropriate curricula that: nurtures a camper’s sense of self and community identity; promotes each child’s comfort in socializing with people of varied backgrounds; fosters critical thought about bias, and cultivates a child’s ability to stand up in the face of bias.
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At Farm & Wilderness, the woods, lakes, and fields of central Vermont are our playground, classroom, and home. Our Vermont Summer Camps use more than 4,800 secluded acres. In these amazing settings, campers and teens spend an unforgettable summer close to nature.
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"My child said it feels like the hard shell he has grown to get through his time in school was broken away and his soft insides are there again. I see this in him, too. He is more open, available, appreciative, and kind."
Our Vermont Summer Camps teach the skills to thrive in the natural world, while also preparing young people for day-to-day life. Campers & teens are encouraged to be themselves, say yes to challenges, and achieve more than they thought possible.
The Fair is an annual, old-time country fair done F&W style, with hand-powered rides, food, games, and concessions made by staff and campers.
August 14 & 15, 2020