Farm & Wilderness enjoys strong relationships with various local, state and national allies. Please feel free to explore these links and learn more about the organizations we recommend.

The Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF), part of the USDA, encompasses more than 400,000 acres in southwestern and central Vermont, forming the largest contiguous public land area in the State. Characterized by striking scenery that combines rugged mountain peaks with quintessential Vermont villages, the Forest is an attraction for many visitors. The GMNF signifies a multiple-use ethic through its role of providing ecological and science-based forestry stewardship, clean water, diverse vegetation, high-value, high-quality forest products, economic and educational contributions, and trail-based backcountry recreation. Every summer, many of F&W’s campers enjoy memorable trips through the GMNF. The F&W trip program operates under special use permit with the GMNF. Farm & Wilderness is an equal opportunity provider in accordance with the USDA civil rights regulations and policies.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/greenmountain

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a discrimination complaint with the USDA, follow this link. http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html

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The 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation administers the Anne Shore Camp Program, which allows eligible children between the ages of 9 and 15 to attend three- to four-week summer sleep-away camps located across the Northeast. There are a variety of camp options to enable parents to select the best summer experience for their child.  All participating camps are independently owned and operated, and are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

Farm & Wilderness has had a long standing, mutually beneficial relationship with 1199. Each summer we welcome approximately 30 of these 1199 campers from the greater New York area.

Please watch a video with our camper’s reflections here:

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The Ninevah Foundation conserves for public benefit more than 3,200 acres around Lake Ninevah and Saltash Mountain in Mount Holly and Plymouth, Vermont. We support outdoor and environmental education, as well as responsible, environmentally friendly recreation on the lake and land. Enjoy this lovely expanse of open space for outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Learn more at www.ninevahfoundation.org

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Sustainable Woodstock is a nonprofit community action group focused on encouraging local residents and communities to make environmental, economic and socially responsible practices part of their daily lives.

Learn more at sustainablewoodstock.org

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As the only national organization of Friends schools, the Friends Council on Education is in a unique position to assist schools and their teachers, students, and families by providing publications and programs to support the implementation of Friends values in the classroom and in the life of the school community.

Friends Council nurtures the spiritual life of Friends schools, strengthens the connections between the schools, and promotes Friends education through providing consulting services, professional development seminars, literature to support Quaker testimonies in school life, and peer network meetings across schools.

The Friends Council website provides resources to member schools and the general public on Friends education, peace education and Quakerism, as well as a job posting service and information and links to member schools. The Council also maintains an online forum for dialogue among Friends schools’ faculty, staff, and trustees. All peer networks have groups on this forum, and the forum has over 1,000 members: www.friendscouncil.net

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VBSR is a statewide, nonprofit business association with a mission to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of our citizens.

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Our mission is to be a proponent, advocate and representative for KPAA members in dealing with State and local government, Killington Resort and the greater Killington community.  Through teamwork and networking we will encourage commerce to support a strong local economy within the greater Killington Region.

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The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce serves 11 communities in South Central Vermont. Our region is known as a 4-season recreational destination. Summer brings golf, fishing, swimming, hiking, inn-to-inn walking tours, mountain biking, festivals, outdoor summer concerts and theater at the Weston Playhouse. Winter brings all kinds of skiing, snowmobiling and outdoor activities. We’re home to Okemo Mountain Resort and Scenic Route 100 Byway, the skiers’ highway that connects the Mountains; Magic, Bromley, Okemo and Killington.

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The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of our diverse 11,000 plus membership and our exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living — lessons that can be learned nowhere else.

As a leading authority in youth development, ACA works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience.

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Founded by Gina Parker Collins in 2009, 4RIISE is a lifestyle network set up to bridge the gap between families of color and the culture of independent schools. 4RIISE works closely with member families and member schools to help achieve goals for diversity in quality education. The network actively promotes awareness, access, application and retention of independent school education.

Please visit: www.4riise.org for more detailed information about 4RIISE.

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