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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
Join Tulio Browning and Friends for a morning hike in Brooklyn, NY through the Ancient Midwoods, the Vale of Cashmere, the Lullwater and other exotically named curiosities included a most twisted Elm from Scotland. Where: Meet on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch When: Sunday November 10th at 10am for a 10.10 […]
The Farm & Wilderness Board meets four times a year – in a major northeast city in January and in Vermont in May, August (on the day before Fair), and October. 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 […]
We are now about two thirds of the way through the strategic planning process, with a completed plan expected by the date of the January 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting. Adam Keller and Andrea Taylor, two current trustees, are co-clerking the committee. Rebecca Geary and Thomas Henning are the lead staff liaisons. Matt Visser, of […]
Many folks wonder how we do social justice at the BDC with such young campers. The answer: “We roll it in everywhere.” Here, the work of social justice education is not a separate activity; it is incorporated into the fabric of everything we do. During staff training, I teach the importance of listening and observing: […]
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.