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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
It seems like a study comes out every week about the importance of gratitude. Everyone agrees that cultivating a practice of giving thanks improves mental and emotional well-being. But I think there is more to it than that. Sharing gratitude in community, as we do at camp, can be a richer experience than simply writing […]
…We Landed on the Moon…(and the TV in the Lodge was almost as incredible) Winship (Lee) Cook (IB Staff ’66-’71, ’69): Fifty years ago on July 20th, 1969, I was head of the waterfront at Indian Brook and, with the head of the waterfront from Timberlake, we lead the first coed canoe trip in the […]
As I looked around the Camper Family Welcome Reception this summer, I felt the palpable enthusiasm and nervous anticipation that campers and family experience before drop-off. One of the first to arrive was an alum who hadn’t been back to camp for years and was now a parent dropping off his son for the first […]
Curious about summer camp? Join Farm & Wilderness staff member Tulio Browning at the Brooklyn Friends School for a fun and informational afternoon Dec. 15 at 1pm. You will learn about the eight summer programs Farm & Wilderness has to offer and be able to ask any and all questions. Free and open to the […]
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.
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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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."
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.