All Wilderness Camps for Kids for 2022
have been suspended due to health problems experienced by the director. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please check back for updates for future camps as we try to resolve this problem.
Camps February 21-25, 2022
Raven's Wood is offering school vacation camp in February 2022! Our children have been isolated and deprived of friends and social contact for 2 years now, and being outside is the best environment for gathering in small groups. We will be following VT State guidelines for opening camps during this pandemic, and will keep up-to-date on changes that may come forth. Masks are required for all participants inside the tent, but masks are not required outside unless required by individual instructors. Parents can require their own children to wear a mask at all times if they desire to do so. Protocols to be followed will be sent upon registration.
So, join us for outdoor adventures, art, plant and animal science, animal tracking, natural history of the forest, fire making and hiking at Raven’s Wood! Activities may include making your own bird suet and feeders, making a slingshot or walking stick, learning cool uses for paracord, survival bracelets, knot tying, whittling, exploring the winter forest and field habitats, tracking animals, cooking on an open fire, and learning to use flint and steel, a bow drill, and magnesium rods and strikers, and SO MUCH more! Play on our 30-foot slack line and climbing net, or in our wigwams, or build a quinzhee hut or primitive shelter of your own. Stay warm and dry by the wood stove in our outdoor research tent in the forest. 9am-4pm daily, M-F. Ages 6-12, $300/wk./ per child. Come join us as we continue to rock the world of Wilderness Camp for Kids! Maximum of 15 kids per week, so sign up soon!
The February 5-day Camp Program runs M-F,
9:00am-4:00pm daily and cost $300/wk/child.
(Refund policy during COVID-19 pandemic: If Gov. Scott announces new regulations about camps/schools including closing camps or restricting numbers to less than 15 in a group, refunds will be
made in full. If your child has a positive test result just prior to camp and he/she cannot come to camp, a refund will be made in full with proof of the positive test. )
Complete the forms below, and return as indicated
on the application form. If you prefer a Word document to type in, please email us on the Contact Us page.
Winter Camp Application
Winter Supplies List
Emergency and Health (Fillable) Form
Spring 2020: A bear comes out of hibernation and checks out the compost bin in Thetford Center, VT!
A Parent Writes:
"I only have one week of experience with Raven's Wood - when my 7 year old daughter attended the February Wilderness Camp - but it was enough to know that this is a remarkable little school. Elizabeth came home every day with a new appreciation for nature and the science of what goes on in the outdoors. My sense is that the teachers have appropriate expectations for respect and compassion, and a profound knowledge and understanding of the importance of children spending time in and learning about the natural world. We're very excited for the April camp and look forward to Raven's Wood being part of our children's lives for many years to come."
-Mary N., Strafford, VT
Fast Forward: This child has returned several times to camps and programs, as well as has her younger brother!
Raven's Wood outdoor School for Renegades provides educational opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital/civil union status, or any other characteristic
protected by Federal or State law.
protected by Federal or State law.