Wild Walkers

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (Snow date: Friday, February 24)
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Ages: Ages 10-14
Cost: $35 if registered by February 1st; $40 after
Location: Nature Museum at Grafton

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.  

Held in the woods and fields around The Nature Museum, this session of Wild Walkers will teach youth how to coal-burn - a method used for making spoons, bowls and even canoes which dates back to the First People. We will use coal-burning to start our Wild Spoons and then use knives to carve the handles. Youth will make a "quickie" spoon for when you don't have a couple hours to make a coal-burn spoon. 

Learning will include safe fire tending, how to do coal-burning safely and how to use and care for a knife. Kids who have their own sheath knife or locking-blade knife, should bring it. If not, the instructor will be bringing good sheath knives campers can borrow. Skilled instructors from the Vermont Wilderness School and The Nature Museum will guide Wild Walkers in a safe, fun, respectful experience of living close to the earth.

In case of inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled for Friday, February 24th.

Campers will need their own snowshoes; we have a limited number of snowshoes to lend here at the Nature Museum. Please email our Director of Education, Kimberly at kimberly@nature-museum.org to inquire about availability of snowshoes for your child if they do not have their own.

Kids should bring a hearty bagged snack, lunch, and a water bottle carried in a backpack and wear appropriate winter clothing and gear to this winter camp. 

If you have any questions, please feel encouraged to reach out!