School Of The Forest

Bushcraft, Guide Training And Wilderness Living Skills For All Ages And Skill Levels

At School Of The Forest, we aim to offer an environment in which young people and adults can learn outdoor skills that they can use for a lifetime. Not only the basics of outdoor living but practical skills that can be applied to everyday life. Hands-on, outdoor-oriented education is a vital part of life that in recent years has been moved to the realm of “recreation”. In our programs, we hope to offer our students a chance to learn hands-on activities and skills that are not only enjoyable but also create a greater understanding of themselves and the world they live in. Conveniently located in southern Vermont, but with trips all over the Northeast, we offer students the chance to learn the skills they need close to home, and then put themselves to the test in remote wilderness settings.



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What Students, Parents And The Media Are Saying About Our Programs

“This camp was one of the best camps I’ve ever been to. I learned so much about the forest, canoeing, and myself. My dad told me that when he picked me up I was a changed person. I had pep in my step, and aside from the sweat, suet, and campfire smell, I had the biggest, cheesiest grin on my face. I really loved it there. I plan on going back and doing more courses with School Of The Forest because of this camp. If kids are looking at this program and thinking to themselves that this is going to be hard. Well, it’s not. Even if you work your butt off, you’ll be laughing at the end of the day. This was so much fun, I miss the woods already. 

Skylar George, Tech-Free Canoe Expedition 2017


“Learning things by getting lost in the Guilford woods”

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