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. 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.


Shelter Building for Youth and Adult
June 11 & 12, Sat & Sun 
9am - Noon, Norwich, VT

This weekend workshop is for a youth and adult to learn the techniques of building a survival shelter, then be able to replicate the construction on their own in the future with their family and friends - backyard fun!

Over the course of two 3-hour sessions, participants are guided through an instructional sequence with enough time to practice and become sufficient with the techniques of building a survival shelter. 


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. 


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.

Additional Camps in July
Led by World Story Exchange
Hosted by our partners

Photography Camp
(Grades 6-8), Norwich Rec Department

Youth Visions for Norwich
(Grades 3-5), Norwich Historical Society & Norwich Rec Department

Photography Camp
(Ages 8-12), Justin Morrill Homestead