Discover Our Diverse Camps
Barn Day Camp
Mixed Gender 4-10
Boys and gender non-binary 9-14
Girls and gender non-binary 9-14
Red Spruce Grove
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
Our Latest News
May Board Meeting
The Farm & Wilderness Board meets four times a year – in Vermont in May, August, and October, and in January in a major northeast city. According to the F&W By-Laws, the Board is “responsible for the investment, use, and expenditure of all funds and property of the corporation and for determining the general policy […]
The Importance of Unplugging
Studies are now finding what those of us who work with young people have experienced for a while. According to Patti Neighmond, over the last decade, there has been a 52% increase in the number of teens facing serious depression, including 1 in 5 girls having an episode of major depression in 2017. While the […]
Spring is finally coming to Farm & Wilderness! At first glance, it may not look like it since our fields are still covered in snowpack and the reservoir is completely solid but to us, on the farm, it’s clear that we are rounding the corner towards summer. The mountainsides are starting to get that hue […]
Zen and the Art of Writing Letters to your Camper
A letter at camp is a magical thing. Campers love getting mail – even mail from a sibling they fight with at home – mail at camp is a piece of home. Letters can lift the spirits of even the happiest camper and maybe, just maybe, even elicit a reply. Here are some 7 tips […]
The essence of Farm & Wilderness can be found in the Quaker values of simplicity, peacemaking, integrity, community, equity, and service.
These values are woven into the fabric of every Farm & Wilderness program and 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.
Founded in 1939
Over 80 years ago, two educators with a dream of starting a school, founded Farm & Wilderness. 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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Backpacking, canoeing, rock climb, and more wilderness adventure in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Adirondacks of New York, 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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Fun & Friends
We live together in simple, wooden cabins and canvas structures tucked in 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 or teen’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, campers have the woods, lakes, and fields of central Vermont as their playground, classroom, and home. Our 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."
Discover Your Best Self
Farm & Wilderness teaches 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.
Join Us At Spring Planting
Turn soil, transplant seedlings, sow new seeds and more. With hot days and cool evenings, it is a perfect time to play soccer at the fairgrounds, go for a hike up to the ridge, or test out the lake for a swim. Once again, Saturday evening you’ll find yourself tapping your toes at the contra dance.
May 24-27, 2019