Programs for Kids & Families > Teens & Tweens
Teens & Tweens | ages 10-14
As kids grow older, they get busier and busier and for some there is less and less time to be outside and in nature.
We believe that the great outdoors can teach our soon-to-be and current teenagers a multitude of things. But most importantly, our programs aim to create organic opportunities for teens looking to experience the natural world for themselves.
The simple joy of experiencing and nature plus the bonus gifts that time outside can bring (developing independence, building self-esteem and adaptability come to mind!) is the experience we strive to make possible for these young participants.
For this age group, we offer seasonal workshops as part of our Wild Walkers program.
KINDRED SPIRITS | ALL AGES
This monthly Saturday program is designed to build a greater understanding between all creatures of the Earth by exploring the mysteries of nature. By offering a shared experience that draws families together, participants will develop a stronger kinship with our Earth and each other. Programs will take place rain or shine, with hands-on activities both indoors and out. All ages welcome.
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Wild Walkers | Ages 10-14
An experiential learning program, Wild Walkers is a program led by The Nature Museum in collaboration with the Vermont Wilderness School. These day-long intensives take place seasonally and are highly plugged in to the natural world. Past intensives have covered such topics as "Foraging for Wild Edibles" and "Ancient Fire Skills".
Experienced instructors from Vermont Wilderness School guide kids in a safe, fun, respectful experience of living close to the earth. At Wild Walkers, youth build self-confidence and resiliency outdoors while learning ancient wilderness skills.
The Wild Walkers will use their senses to explore in nature and often can be found tracking animals, learning wilderness navigation, foraging for wild edibles, learning responsible fire-making skills, outdoor cooking, and more. This day camp will activate the body and engage the mind through attentiveness to the natural world.
2017 Wild Walker Dates
- Wild Walkers: Wednesday, February 22nd
- Wild Walker: Wednesday, April 19th
Note: If you have registered your child for a drop-off program where you or another caregiver will not remain on the premises, you will need to complete a medical emergency form.
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