Ages: Grades 1st-8th
Dates: September – May
Location: Rock Point, Burlington, VT
The Field School is a space where kiddos in grades 1-8 can immerse themselves in the creative expanse of the wild world. Our classroom consists of more than 100 acres of forest, meadow, shoreline, and marsh on land adjacent to Lake Champlain, in Burlington Vermont. Our curriculum is emergent, based on the passions of the staff, the evolving interest of each kid, and the seasonal events unfolding under a canopy of maples and hickories. Each day brings new adventures and opportunities for learning and discovery.
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A typical day
Because we do not follow a prescribed curriculum, we never know exactly what adventures or experiences we’ll encounter on any given day. At the same time, each day has a similar rhythm, based on Field School traditions including: morning greeting, guilds, fox walk to base camp, fire by friction, singing and story-telling, thanks giving, sit spot and story of the day. These traditions help children to feel a part of the Crow’s Path community.
|9:00am:||Arrival & games|
|9:30am:||Gatekeeper challenge into the woods|
|9:45am:||Fire making, songs, and gratitude|
|11:30pm:||Guilds (main activities for the day)|
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE FIELD SCHOOL
- PROGRAM OVERVIEW | Provides a brief overview of the pedagogy that underpins Crow’s Path and describes the core activities and design element woven into the program throughout the year.
- CROW’S PATH SONG LINES | For her senior project at UVM, Britt collected stories, songs, and games from Crow’s Path and collected them into a beautiful document.
- BLOG | Collection of photos, videos, and stories from the Field School.
- FAQ PAGE | A collection of answers to the most common questions we get asked.
- STATE STANDARDS Shows link between activities and learning at Crow’s Path and Vermont’s state standards (middle school version)
- EMAIL US | to be added to our mailing list to get program announcements, registration dates, and natural history notes