The Hartsbrook School

Wilderness Camp

Immerse Yourself in an Outdoor Summer AdventureCultivate character, confidence and connection





Ever wanted to start a fire without matches? Do you want to know how make a bone arrowhead, track animals, set traps, or learn which wild plants are food and medicine?

Join Hartsbrook Wilderness Camp this summer and plunge into a wild, fun and inspiring time in the woods. We will learn to live with the land and practice survival, awareness and naturalist skills – with plenty of games along the way!

Survival skills | Fire making | Story-telling | Tracking | Sensory awareness | Mapping | Bird language | Native crafts | Wild edibles | Shelter building

Teens thrive in nature. As their outdoor skills grow, they also cultivate other life skills, such as problem solving, creative expression, healthy risk-taking and common sense.


AGES: 11-16


June 26-30 – CLOSED,  July 3,5,6,7 – CLOSED,  July 10-14,  July 17-21,  July 24-28,  8:45am-3:00pm

All Sessions are $325 per week. Sibling discounts $295.


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DHYANA MILLER lives, with gratitude, in the Connecticut River Valley of Western MA, where she mentors teens and youth finding their ever-emerging true nature and creates permaculture landscapes. She cultivates place-based community resilience, as Founding Director of Full Moon Girls nature awareness immersion program following in the tracks of her Hampshire College B.A. in conservation biology and experiential education. Dhyana implements permaculture design with Regenerative Design Group of Greenfield MA and in 2013 founded the 1st Northeast Women in Permaculture gathering. She loves birds, thrives on wildcrafting, playing lilting fiddle tunes, and storytelling. Her work focuses in co-creating community-scale transformation rooted in nature, for a time beyond our own. First Aid Certification: Wilderness First Aid & CPR

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FELIX LUFKIN lives in Holyoke and teaches nature connection and wild plant literacy classes at a number of public K-12 schools in the Valley. He runs Leapfrog Programs, offering child and adult nature workshops and afterschool classes in the area – a program of Help Yourself, a non-profit that designs, plants and maintains community access gardens and orchards in the Valley, free for all to harvest from.




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