Tamarack Farm

Seven-week session only

Woodward Reservoir in Plymouth, Vermont

At Tamarack Farm, teens are given the guidance and freedom to build their own community, through working together, talking together, and playing together. Our teens and staff maintain a small farm, and purposefully focus on building an inclusive, participatory community. Tamarack Farmers live in lakeside, open-air cabins with up to nine other teens of the same gender.

Beyond the experiential learning that happens through meaningful work (running our organic farm, constructing new buildings, or making meals), community discussions are a central aspect of Farm life and can occur at the consensus-based Town Meeting or other regular forums. As the summer progresses, campers take significant responsibility in vital camp operations like overseeing farm harvest or facilitating community decision making.

At Tamarack Farm, teens find joy in work, learn to live closely with a diverse group of peers and find their own strong voices.