World Story Exchange is excited to offer workshops for youth and families to engage with the outdoors in fun and practical ways. Camps and workshops are held in Norwich, Vermont on land home to forests, ponds and many plants and animals, or at our partner locations. Workshops are facilitated in small groups. 

Our primary instructor is Scott, an Eagle Scout, skilled outdoor enthusiast, and certified in Wilderness First Aid.  Lindsay supports the programs and manages registration. Lindsay is a certified Wilderness First Responder, naturalist, and educator.

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Arts and Nature Camp
Miller Land


Ages 9-13, Norwich, VT
Monday- Friday, June 27 - July 1
10am - 1pm

This camp offers students the opportunity to be peaceful and calm while making art and learning to appreciate quiet moments of natural beauty. The camp is structured around 5 artistic forms: photography, drawing, watercolor, poetry and mandala making.  Each day we learn the basics of the form, then proceed to design and create unique pieces of artwork. 

Email Lindsay for partial or full scholarship information, lindsay@worldstoryexchange.org

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Photography Camp
Justin Morrill Homestead

Ages 8-12, South Strafford, VT

Monday-Friday, July 18-22
9am - Noon

Learning photography is a great way for young people to explore the outdoors and become immersed in the beauty of nature.

 

World Story Exchange teacher Scott McClure Miller has taught photography to children in 11 countries for the past decade.  Join Scott this summer on the lovely grounds of the Morrill Homestead.  

 

Each day will be a fun mixture of learning and practicing new skills while enjoying the outdoors.  The week will culminate with a photo exhibit of campers’ work in the Strafford Post Office. Cameras are provided.

Email Lindsay for scholarship information, lindsay@worldstoryexchange.org

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Outdoor Skills and Exploration (OSE)
Ages: 8-12, Norwich, VT
Spring Session (in-session)
Fall Session (TBD)

Students will learn basic skills to develop the confidence and comfort to explore outdoors. Skills include how to use rope for knots and lashings and make a survival shelter with items from the forest.  

Along with practical skills, students will learn to employ their senses while outside, leading to careful observation, documentation and identification of plants and animals.

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Photography Camp
Norwich Recreation Department


6th - 8th grade, Norwich, VT
Monday - Friday, July 11-15
9am - 1pm

One-week photography camp based around four core elements of photography: Light, Composition, Action and Story. The goal of the camp is to inspire students through the art of photography to explore and document various environments around Norwich. 

 

Mid-week, camp moves to an outdoor private nature preserve to photograph local flora and fauna. Following the camp there will be an exhibition of student photos displayed publicly in Norwich.

Email Lindsay for partial scholarship information, lindsay@worldstoryexchange.org

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Youth Visions for Norwich
Norwich Historical Society 


Ages 8-11, Norwich, VT
Monday-Friday, July 25-29th
9am - 1pm

What do you love about Norwich? What might you change?
 
Here's your chance to add your voice to our community. We'll explore the community and express our vision through multi-media artwork of your choice including photography, drawing, writing, painting or other art forms you are versed in. 
 
Hosted at Norwich Historical Society. Over one week participants will create a multi-media project expressing their visions for Norwich in the form of a visual story.  A culminating exhibit at Tracy Hall will be held Sunday, July 31st at 4pm.

Email Lindsay for partial scholarship information, lindsay@worldstoryexchange.org

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Private Workshop
All ages, Norwich, VT

Everyone's interests and schedules are different! We are happy to develop and host small group workshops or retreats for youth, families, adults, camps or local organizations.  Programming could be held on our land in Norwich, VT or at a location of your choice. 

 

We also work one-on-one with youth or adults to explore a particular theme including photography, outdoor education creativity, art or homesteading.