Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
(Snow date: Friday, February 22)
Location: The Nature Museum
Wild Walkers is a partnership between The Nature Museum and Vermont Wilderness School, a Brattleboro-based non-profit. This day long outdoor adventure is suited for youth ages 10 to 14.
Campers will spend the day exploring the outdoors in the beautiful Vermont landscape right outside of the museum. Snowshoeing, trailblazing, animal tracking, fire starting, and coal-burning—a method used for making spoons, bowls, and even canoes, which dates back to the First People—are a few highlights of this camp. Campers will make a "quickie" spoon. Participants who have their own sheath knife or locking-blade knife should bring it. If not, we will provide sheath knives that campers can borrow. Skilled instructors from the Vermont Wilderness School and The Nature Museum will guide campers in a safe, fun, and respectful experience. Whether your Wild Walker is just getting interested in the outdoors, or is an experienced outdoors person, the day holds unique opportunities for all!
In case of inclement weather, Wild Walkers will be rescheduled for Friday, February 22, 2019.
Campers should bring a hearty, bagged snack, lunch, and a water bottle carried in a backpack. Winter clothing and snow gear (hat, gloves, boots) are a must as participants will be outside for much of the day. The Nature Museum can loan snowshoes to campers, just ask! Please email Jill Bruning at email@example.com to inquire about availability of snowshoes for your child if they do not have their own.
Scholarships for this program are available. Please inquire about sibling discounts. If you have any questions, please feel encouraged to reach out!