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Schedule

With students attending from different school districts, we expect schedules will vary slightly based on individual needs. Built within the "classroom hours" will be time to stretch your legs, grab a snack, check on the farm animals, and possibly more. Staff will be on hand to assist during classroom time and will also facilitate a range of options based on your classroom schedule.  

Weekdays

7:00am – 7:30am: Morning chore rotation:  Farm care, Wood Crew or assisting with breakfast set-up.

7:30am: Breakfast (Grab and Go if class schedule dictates)

7:30am – 3:30pm: Remote Learning/Classroom time.

3:30pm – 4:30pm:  Organized free time, Homework support.

4:30pm – 6:00pm: Afternoon Activities

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Dinner

7:00pm – 8:00pm: Evening Programs, Zoom with family & friends

8:00pm – 9:30pm: Homework and Academic Support. Later times will be available if studying for a test or completing a project.

Weekends

Friday - The first Friday includes an evening in the lodge: group games and board games followed by a movie and popcorn. The second Friday includes a trip to Snowshoe Mtn. Resort for tubing.

Saturdays – Optional Skiing & Snowboarding trip. Non-skier and riders will have the option of group hikes, projects on the farm, craft projects, and relaxing in the lodge. 

Sunday – Snowshoeing or X-country ski lessons (snow cover permitting). No experience needed! 

Monday, February 15th
The President's Day holiday provides us the opportunity to begin the program with group activities. A hike to Smoke Camp Knob will be followed by a campfire and fun evening activities in the lodge.

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Afternoon Activities

Each afternoon includes a structured activity that participants choose the evening before. All activities are taught by our staff.  Some offerings require a commitment of more than one class period (eg. woodworking).  The following will be offered each week:
 
  • Culinary Arts: Hugely popular during our summer sessions we have developed a solid curriculum.
  • Arts and Crafts: A chance to explore the creative side with a variety of engaging projects.
  • Knitting: Students can learn how to develop their knitting skills.
  • Exercise & Fitness – Zumba & Cross-fit. Trail runners are also welcome.
  • Yoga: Introductory yoga practices.  
  • Hiking: Explore our network of trails with one of our staff members.
  • Woodworking: Spend time in our woodshop learning the use of handtools and crafting something to take home with you. 
  • Fly-fishing: We have a beautiful trout stream flowing through the middle of our property.  
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Farm Program

Our animals are a huge hit and appreciate the extra care during the winter months.  Bunny rabbits, sheep, pigs, chickens, goats, and Ginger the cat, all love the attention. It is a wonderful way to interact with animals, and learning to care for them is both fun and educational.
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Free Time & Evening Activties

Free time is a chance to unwind, stretch your legs, and step away from your screen
  • Reading
  • Board Games
  • Guitar & Ukulele
  • Farm animal care
  • Catching up with friends and family back home
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Work Program

The work program is key to the community experience. Helping with various chores raises us to a different level of participation. Every student has a morning chore that rotates every three days. Working together we can accomplish a great deal in a short period of time. 

Morning chore rotation

Feeding and watering the animals, helping prep tables for breakfast, bringing in firewood for the lodge, and shoveling snow.

Cooking
Once a week your group will help prepare dinner, choosing a special dish or dessert they would like to make. 

Maple Syrup
If mother nature brings us freezing nights and warm days our sugaring season could begin during your program period. Students will assist with tapping the trees, hanging buckets, collecting sap, and boiling syrup. 

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Skiing, Snowboarding & Tubing


With three unique areas, 60+ trails and glades, five terrain parks, night skiing, and tubing, Snowshoe is hands down the best winter recreation area in the Mid-Atlantic.

A tubing trip is included in the Winter Mountain School program at no additional cost. For participants wishing to Ski or Snowboard, a trip will be organized and supervised by our staff. There will be an additional fee to cover the cost of your lift ticket and if needed rental gear.

Explore the Camp

Our location has been described by many as breathtaking. As you follow the trail through the riverside meadows and across the bridge you come to our “camp village.” Here you will find our office, health center, dining hall, cabins, art center, and a host of recreational and training facilities such as our sports fields, basketball court, bike skills park, equestrian arena, pond, climbing walls, challenge course, swimming pool, and more. Beyond the camp village is where much of the magic takes place amongst the meadows and endless forest. Savoring a freshly picked carrot from our gardens or taking in the view from the high meadows on a mountain board run are long remembered. It is here where the fundamental joy of being a kid is all the excitement that is needed.

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