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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. 

Instructor Scott is an Eagle Scout, skilled outdoor enthusiast, and certified in Wilderness First Aid.  Instructor Lindsay is a certified Wilderness First Responder, naturalist, and educator, and supports the programs by managing the registrations. 


Outdoor Skills and Exploration Camp
Ages 7-12

Monday-Friday, June 26-June 30

Location: Miller Land, Norwich, VT

Campers 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. Campers will learn how nature works by doing basic scientific observations of three ecological systems: forest, field and pond.

Email Lindsay for scholarship information:


Art & Photography Camp
Ages 10-14

Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Location: Miller Land, Norwich, VT

Art & Photography is a 5-day workshop for ages 10-14.  The workshop will be based around four core elements of art and photography: Light, Composition, Action and Story.  The goal of the week is to inspire students through the arts of photography and drawing to explore and document various natural environments including ponds, forests and fields.  


Students will be loaned a WSE camera kit for the duration of the camp.  

Email Lindsay scholarship information:


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. 


One-day Photography Workshop
Mon, July 3, 9am-Noon

Three-day Painting Workshop
Wednesday-Friday, July 5-7, 9am - Noon

Ages 7-12, Sign up for one workshop or both
Location: Miller Land, Norwich, VT

Photography Workshop:

Come explore different environments - woods, fields and ponds.  Notice what is there and why.  Then use photography and drawing to document your findings. Cameras and drawing materials provided. 

Painting Workshop: 

Come learn the mediums of acrylic and watercolor painting.  Lessons will take place outside, immersed in nature.  We will learn to paint on paper and clothing.  All materials provided - except please bring your own clothes that you want to evolve (stained clothes a-ok!)

Email Lindsay for scholarship information:


Photography Camp
Ages 8-14

Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Location: Justin Morrill Homestead,
South Strafford, VT

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,

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