School Of The Forest



1455 Melendy Hill Rd, Guilford, Vermont

About School Of The Forest

At School Of The Forest, we aim to offer an environment in which young people and adults can learn outdoor skills that they can use for a lifetime. Not only the basics of outdoor living but practical skills that can be applied to everyday life. Hands-on, outdoor-oriented education is a vital part of life that in recent years has been moved to the realm of “recreation”. In our programs, we hope to offer kids a chance to learn hands-on activities and skills that are not only enjoyable but also create a greater understanding of themselves and the world they live in.

SOTF offers everything from primitive skills, Survival training, and Canoe trips, to Ecology studies, craft projects, and much more.

We’re also very excited to announce a new partnership program with Jack Mountain Bushcraft School. The Friluftsliv Forest Program will be offered at SOTF’s Campus in southern Vermont but will finish with two weeks at the JMB field school in northern Maine. You can learn more about it on our website.

At School Of The Forest, you can expect to come away from a course with a deeper understanding of the necessary skills to be outdoors comfortably, as well as a great insight into how you as a person fit into the outdoors while you’re there. An outdoor lifestyle often starts early in life with those who set alight that initial spark in someone. Those parents, teachers, and mentors who love the natural world, and pass it on to those they meet. There have always been courses and camps that help people of all ages find a passion and understanding for the outdoors, but often they focus on team building exercises, with the environment they take place in as a pleasant backdrop. Here at School Of The Forest, we aim to offer more. Not only a great time in the outdoors, but a chance to walk away from that time with a greater understanding of how you fit into it, and a skill base that will help you in whatever aspects of outdoor activity you enjoy.