Summertime and Wintertime Outdoor Immersion Programs

At Wild Rose Farm we nurture relationships with nature, building a sense of unity and belonging with earth and local community. We work through Biodynamic farming and Waldorf-inspired experiential learning, to bring people into a formative environment that speaks to the deeper human learning experience in each one of us. Our summertime and wintertime nature immersion programs provide children with full-day outside time in the fields and forests that surround our Farm and Schoolhouse. Each day includes: seasonal crafting, care for our farm animals, and lots of adventures with friends, Seasonal Guides, and Farmer Lincoln.



Growing the Human Imagination

Do you love farms, wilderness and crafts?

Come join in the adventures of each day at Wild Rose Farm, honoring the innate sense of wonder through working with the elements of Earth, the Air, the Fire, and the Water.  Our days may include: working in the garden, tending the animals, making fire, blacksmithing, nature crafts, wood working, theater, and music making.

Location: 16 Badger Farm Rd. Wilton, NH

Guides: Farmer Lincoln & other Lead and Assistant Guides

Program Weeks: June 20 - July 22, 2022

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ages: 6 - 14 years

Program Fee: $325 per week (includes all supplies & morning snack) 10% sibling discount for each child

Wild Rose Farm @ Gaia Education Outreach Institute accepts payments, via class wallet, from NH Education Freedom Account recipients.

Financial support and payment plan available

Please note: Our 'Summer Camp' program will be held outdoors, rain and shine and we will follow current CDC COVID-19 guidelines and protocols. Registration will be limited to 15 participants per day. We request that you please send your child with a packed lunch and a water bottle that can be refilled. 



Week 1: June 20 - June 24  (Week 1 is currently at capacity)

'The Ancient Fire'

Diving into our ancient bond with fire, our journey brings us to gathering fuel, fire making, building rocket stoves, cooking, wood  burning, blacksmithing and storytelling. We teach fire safety, and basic fire science throughout the program.

Week 2: June 27 - July 1

'The Golden Fleece and the Magic Flute' (Week 2 is currently at capacity)

Craft making with wool from our Icelandic sheep, we will wash, dry, and card the wool into smooth fibers and then felt it into magical colorful objects. We will make bamboo flutes and decorate them with our wool. Once done, we will practice some simple tunes to take home and share.

Week 3: July 4 - 8

'Puppetry & Storytelling'

Come join us in our Forest Theater, making a story into a play. Creating puppets and creatures and music with a performance for family and friends on the last day at early pickup. The days also include food preparation, nature crafts, outdoor fire and stories in the woods on the Hill.

Week 4: July 11 - 15

Making Herbal Tisane, Salves and Potpourris

Foraging for plants in the wild, and in the gardens, learning about the special qualities of the plant families people have valued throughout history. The harvested plant materials will be prepared into teas, salves and potpourris to bring home and share. We will also spend time hiking and exploring our beautiful Abbot Hill landscape.

Week 5: July 18 - 22

'Making a Village: Arts and Nature Craft' (Week 5 is currently at capacity)

Come and become forest villagers. We will move into our forest and hunt for natural materials for our creative imaginations to work with. Our days include: nature crafting, open fire cooking and baking, storytelling around the fire, daily hiking in the forest, and visits to the cows and chickens at the big Farm next door.



Winter unplugged

Winter adventures around the farm and daily visits to the big hills in our surrounding towns. We will be making sleds out of old skis, big and small, to sled down the hillsides. We will also do winter hiking, fire making, nature crafting, and much more.

Location: 16 Badger Farm Rd. Wilton, NH

Guides: Seasonal Guides and Farmer Lincoln

Program Day: February School Vacation

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (aftercare may be available 2:00-3:30 p.m. for $12 per hour)

Ages: 6 -14 years 

Program Fee: TBD

Financial support and payment plan available upon request

There will be no 'Winter Carnival' in 2022  ~ Hope to see you in 2023!