All Teen Programs

The transition between child and adult is a time of explosive growth, fun, learning, and challenge. Roots offers an awesome place for teenagers grow themselves as they have fun building thier skills. The natural world sets the rules, and we have to learn to listen, to take accountability, and to preserver, or else we feel the consequences.

This is a core lesson of our programs for teenagers, if you want to be skilled, capable, and self reliant, you have to accept and work with the the realities of the world in which we live. It gives an awesome sense of confidence and the knowledge that you can achieve your dreams with a little hard work and education.

Weeklong Day Camp

Teenage Wilderness Survival Skills   July13-17th, 2020    Monday -Friday; 9am-5pm

Summer Overnights        Won't be offered this year, check back next year!
Way of the Bow                   TBD
Woodland Ranger                TBD
All Ages
Roots Rendezvous              September 5th-7th
Long Term Education
Catalyst Program                 Fall and Spring Semesters  TBD
Some older teenagers may be able to take certain adult courses, either with a parent or guardian or alone with written consent. Please contact us for more information.

"Roots helped our son, Caleb, stretch his comfort zone, learn life skills and grow in confidence.  We are appreciative and grateful to the Roots staff for their focussed mentoring and instruction.  His outdoor skills have become the foundation for his maturity and confidence."

Steve, VT 

Survival Skills Project  

Have you wondered what it would be like to be out on the landscape and know how to take care of your needs with what is around you?  This is a five day overnight course where we dig deep on wilderness survival skills and learn how to work with the land.   



The Way of the Bow

This five day overnight is a journey where students will learn how to craft a beautiful and functional long bow.  Outside of time we spend woodworking, we will also learn how to track wildlife, natural camouflage, stalking and stealth, the basics of survival, and ancient ethics of responsibility that all hunters share in caretaking their land base.


Woodland Ranger

Learn skills, build confidence, & embrace adventure.  This week is packed with wilderness survival skills, stealth, archery, throwing arts, basic first aid, awareness, camouflage, & self defense that will challenge students to interact with each other &  the landscape in new & exciting ways.