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Timberlake The 9 Essential Skills Learned at Camp (plus Magic) 

Camp Magic is real. It’s not Santa Clause real, or Houdini sleight-of-hand real. It’s as real as the algebra I teach, although with a certain je ne sais quoi that is difficult to understand when not experienced and near impossible to describe when it is. Camp magic is what keeps us coming back to this […]

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Saltash Mountain The Secret of Saltash Mountain Camp

We hear it all the time: “Saltash Mountain Camp changed my life” “It’s unexplainable how much my kids love this place” “What’s your secret?” Our secret sauce is not a secret (nor a sauce) and it’s not just great times playing games, skill-building, or even an awesome sunrise from a New England peak. The greatest […]

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Indian Brook Finding Aventure

By Elizabeth Morse “The hills in their glorious height, surround us by day and by night. Sing praise to the hills.” The hills surrounding the Woodward Reservoir became my home in the summer of 2006. That was the summer I became a camper at Indian Brook. When I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at […]

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Community Stories Safety at Camp

When sending a child to camp for the first time, it is normal for family members to be nervous about what awaits them.  These concerns might run the gamut from wondering how kids are kept safe as they participate in the various programs at camp to worrying about the camp’s practices for handling children’s behavior. […]

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Community Stories Nine Ways We’re Greener

Farm & Wilderness has been “green” since 1939. Ten years ago we started measuring and improving our “greenness” with the help of a Greenhouse Gas Audit. Today, we are seeing significant results of these efforts. 1. Since 2009, the amount of energy needed to heat our buildings has decreased by 40%. 2. Composting of animal, […]

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Community Stories Mosquitos, Ticks, and Bears – Oh my! 

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”   – the Dalai Lama XIV  While this quote, attributed to the Dalai Lama XIV, can certainly inspire us in righteous endeavors in which we feel too insignificant to conquer, the fact remains that this summer, your camper will indeed […]

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Indian Brook Indian Brook 2019 Support Staff

Sensible Mental Health Staff My name is Rosie McInnes (she/her) and I’m so excited to be returning as the Sensible Mental Health Person this summer! I live in Cambridge, MA where I am a theater artist and playwright, an environmental justice organizer, a nanny, a barista and a facilitator and leader of community healing and […]

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Barn Day Camp Alum at the State Capital

Listen to one of the youngest BDC counselors, Grace Hsiang, speak at the VT State Capital. We encourage and hire staff who are showing leadership about the F&W values inside and outside of camp. Grace is a former BDC and SAM camper, a former camper council representative, and a current BDC staff member. She leads […]

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Red Spruce Grove Wild Harvesting

At Red Spruce Grove, we talk about ethical foraging and what it means to live in a positive relationship with the land. Going beyond the idea of “Leave No Trace,” we strive to interact with the more-than-human world in a reciprocal way. Ethical wild harvesting guidelines encourage species diversity and plant regeneration and also instill […]