Indian Brook

3½ or seven-week sessions, with a two-week option for new 9 or 10-year-old campers Woodward Reservoir in Plymouth, Vermont

The Wilderness Program is an 11-day adventure offered twice in the summer (July and/or August) for campers ages 11-14 in Plymouth, Vermont

Indian Brook is a place for girls to find friendship, adventure, and support in a non-competitive environment. Campers live in open cabins with seven or eight others and two counselors. The whole camp sings favorite songs after breakfast, then sits together in Silent Meeting before going off for morning activities. Activity areas include Creative Arts, Outdoor Living skills, Rocks and Ropes, Work Projects (carpentry), Barns & Gardens, and the Waterfront.

Throughout the week, a girl might be learning new skills or exploring established interests, whether practicing guitar, tying complex climbing knots, operating the circular saw, or beading with a group of friends. All campers go on at least one trip during the summer, ranging from a two-night hiking trip to a four-night wilderness trip. Evenings in camp might find everyone running through the woods in an all-camp game, performing skits at the talent night, or thoughtfully discussing a social  issue with their age group.


Does a wilderness adventure call to you? Do you envision a summer under the stars, telling stories around night fires, and living only by the rhythms of the earth without even watches and flashlights?

This opportunity runs twice in the summer (July and/or August) and is geared for campers ages 11-14, offering a small group of girls an opportunity to venture into the wilderness. Campers will create a woodland home,cooking meals over a fire, creating livable shelters, learning archery, and making usable items such as knives, baskets, and utensils.

This program immerses the girls in a high meadow encampment in the wilderness near Lake Ninevah. This adventure will help them gain self sufficiency, awareness, and personal insights. They also will live together mindfully and gain an appreciation of living and working together in a small community. The campers start off together at Indian Brook before hiking nine miles to their remote site. They return to camp having formed a  sweet sisterhood of community, self reliance, and excitement about sharing their experiences and knowledge with other camps.

Watch a short video on this program here

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This program has a SEPARATE REGISTRATION from Indian Brook on our camper registration system. Please contact Admissions if you have any questions about the registration process.

Junior Counselor

Also for older campers, F&W also offers a Junior Counselor program;  follow this link for more details.


A summer at Indian Brook is a time for girls to develop their voice, learn their own value and have days filled with friends and fun. Girls are encouraged to develop an appreciation of their power, competence and creativity. We provide a fun, educational, diverse and reflective space away from the forces in the media and in greater society that seek to define them. Indian Brook is a place where girls can explore the fullness of their identity with the care and guidance of women who are dedicated to providing every camper with opportunities for challenge and success. We aim to inspire a deeper level of personal growth to invoke strength and action in every girl.