School Enrichment

We offer hands-on activities during the school day, to supplement teachers’ and home-schooling curricula, as well as after school enrichment. Classes are tailored to fit your academic needs and standards, your age/grade level or multi-age activities. We can come to your school site, or you can come to our base location in S. Strafford, Vermont. Programs adjust to your schedules and needs, and can range in length from 45 minutes to a half or full day with each class, multiple days, or include 4 season camping overnights.

enrichmentFour-Season Outdoor Education

  • primitive skills
  • making cordage
  • knots and shelters
  • map and compass and orienteering
  • fire-building with natural materials
  • outdoor cooking

Kayaking Instruction

  • gentle waters kayaking
  • introductory and advanced skills
  • personalized attention to suit your ability level and learning goals
  • visit local waterways or travel to a destination of your choice

Cross-country skiing

  • K-12
  • groups welcome
  • classic skiing and introduction to skate-skiing
  • gear available

workshop_insetCreative and Natural Arts

  • fiber arts
    • carding sheep wool and alpaca fiber
    • spinning
    • needle and wet felting
    • weaving
    • sewing
    • crocheting and knitting
  • pottery
  • candle-making
  • paper and book-making
  • puppetry
  • recycled arts
  • traditional song and dance

Historical Forensics

(local and living history of our environment and the people who lived along the Connecticut River)

  • Hands-on history simulation focusing on daily life in 19th century New England
  • Investigation of 19th century tools and other innovations
  • Media Literacy Then and Now (deconstructing 19th century and modern day advertisements)
  • Trade and Transportation in pre-industrial New England

River and Watershed Awareness

(in conjunction with Connecticut RiverFest)

  • River and watershed studies
  • environmental and natural history education
  • RiverDays programs for large groups
    • mixed age programming
    • teachers choose workshops for students
    • river travel
    • community or school-based activities and events

Don’t see an activity listed you would like to try? Let us know. Our guides and educators have a wide range of skills to share. Please call to check availability.

To schedule and plan a school enrichment activity or for more information about the programs we offer, please call 802-333-3549 or email us.