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

Indian Brook is a place for girls to find friendship, adventure, and support in a non-competitive environment. Girls live in open cabins with seven or eight other girls their age 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 ten-day 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.

Older campers have an opportunity to apprentice in an activity area, taking on responsibility for a significant project. One of the growing focuses at Indian Brook has been the Girls’ Wilderness Program; a ten-day trip for girls’ eager to live closely with the land and create a home in a woodland setting. This trip will be offered in the August session.

Also for older campers, F&W also offers a Counselor In Training Program; follow this link for more details.

Mission

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.