Friday, June 28-Tuesday, July 2
Friday evening, June 28, OPTIONAL: orientation dinner, campus / cabin tour, night walk.
[Note: participants are welcome to arrive at the Mountain Campus any time after 2pm. Our first event—dinner—will start at 6pm.]
Saturday, June 29: Full Day 1: 8am orientation breakfast; trip planning, gear distribution, packing day; six curricular field classes*: literature, history and economy, writing, physical/earth science, art and journals, and What is a Watershed?; Hapgood Pond or Jones Brook swim; dinner and night walk.
Sunday, June 30: Full Day 2: morning departure, wilderness day / night
Monday, July 1: Full Day 3: wilderness day / night
Tuesday, July 2: Full Day 4: morning hike back to campus, gear return, lunch, swim / shower, debrief and curricular review, farewell dinner party.
(Wednesday, July 3: optional, Mountain Campus cabin lodging will be open Tuesday night, for Wednesday morning departures.)
(*A note on curricular conversations: Our planned lessons, before the hiking/camping trip, are compressed versions of what we teach our semester students; these lessons will help make the trip experience—the land and the human travelling companions—the central text of this course. We welcome broader and personalized conversations with every camp participant, on topics you teach and curricula or programs you are designing. During the hike, we will model and discuss a few examples of our interdisciplinary lessons, and our place-specific study of this Vermont setting.)