Register for Village Day Now!

Spend an amazing series of Fridays with Northwood and enrich your child’s education with deep nature connection and personal mentoring as part of community-based regenerative culture. In this multi-age, multi-dimensional learning circle, we learn wilderness, naturalist, science, and physical skills as well as healthy and empowering community practices that will bring out the best in everyone. Some students take Fridays off of school to attend Village Day as an educational supplement and we are happy to work with your family and school to make this possible if it seems like a good fit.

Fall 2017

Classes run Fridays from 9am – 3pm in Belmont, Maine and are open to youth ages 5 – 17.

Students sign up for the whole semester of Village Day. If you want to join late, you may begin attending at our mid-point. We ask that new students come for 3 days as a trial in order to give everyone a chance to make sure it’s a good fit. This ensures that we can integrate everyone and invest in the positive culture and learning community that we are crafting!

Fall Session:

 We’ll meet every Friday between September 29  – December 15, with a community campfire on the last day.

Northwood’s Curriculum Includes:

Wildlife Tracking


Nature Journaling

Edible and Medicinal Plants

Map and Compass

Wilderness First Aid

Restorative Justice

Natural Hand Crafts

Knots, Hitches, and Lashings

Bird Language

Games and Songs

Rites of Passage

Community Connection

Long-Term Mentoring

Survival Skills

Democratic Decision Making


Who: 6 – 17 y.o.

When: September 29 – December 15

Where: Belmont, Me

Cost: $520 – $920 Sliding Scale for Fall Session


Northwood is committed to making our programs accessible to all and we are willing to work with each family to ensure that their children can participate.  Baseline Village Day cost for the 13-week session is sliding scale $520 – $910 per child, with break-even costs currently running about $650. Many families pay at the low end of the sliding scale and do barter or trade to offset costs further, so we will work with each family so they can pay what they can afford, with the understanding that alternative economic approaches support diversity and strength in our community.

Register for Village Day Now!


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