Camps & After-School Programs

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“My daughter Attie has attended Bonna Wieler’s “Touching the Earth and Arts Camp” at her property in Strafford for the last five or six years. She has always LOVED these camps. Bonna’s land has a wonderful mix of different environments, and she arranges a wide variety of creative and fun activities involving art, nature, and ecology, and making good use of the land. Bonna is also a wonderful trip leader and encourages every child to have fun, test their limits, and do their best, as well as respecting the natural environment. We are so glad we found Bonna and her wonderful summer camp adventures.”

Reiko Ohnuma

Our unique approach to creating memorable experiences for children focuses on finding our place in the natural environment and developing our relationship with our environment through the creation of art using natural materials. For 20 years, we have worked with children and families in the Upper Valley to create  experiences that last a lifetime.

Our goal is to provide a small group, outdoor experience, and to:

  • teach respect for the environment, and respect for each other
  • increase environmental awareness through outdoor exploration
  •  develop creativity through natural arts

Camps and our after school program focuses on personal growth and responsibility through adventure, outdoor skills, leave no trace ethics, team building activities, hiking and map-reading, and kayaking.

Our Four-Season Outdoor Education Program



  • primitive skills
  • making cordage
  • knots and shelters
  • map and compass and orienteering
  • fire-building with natural materials
  • outdoor cooking
  • kayaking instruction
  • cross-country skiing instruction

workshop_inset                 Arts

  • candle-making
  • paper and book-making
  • puppetry
  • recycled arts
  • creations with nature
  • traditional song and dance

                 Fiber arts

  • making cordage
  • carding sheep wool and alpaca fiber
  • spinning
  • needle felting and wet felting
  • weaving
  • sewing
  • crocheting and knitting