Kroka Expeditions, a farm-based wilderness expedition school, awakens a connection to nature and spirit, and develops willpower for conscious living and compassionate service through adventure sports, community living, farming, and the practice of traditional and indigenous skills.
Our summer programs (for ages 9-18) span one to three weeks and include farm immersion, learning practical handcraft skills using natural materials, and sharing bold adventures with new friends.
The school programs bring children into the rich classroom of our natural world at the Kroka basecamp and wilderness expeditions, exploring the land, rivers, and coast of New England. Students are given new tools and tasks that require collaboration and skilldevelopment taught patiently by experienced wilderness guides. Each trip includes the themes of community building, academic integration, and celebration.
The Kroka semester program combines wilderness adventure with conscious living to create a unique physical, social, and spiritual journey for young people, ages 16-19. After a month of preparation and skill-building at Kroka base camp, students depart for their expedition. They come to truly depend on and support one another as they work, live, and travel together. A team of devoted and passionate teachers helps facilitate this experience. A rigorous academic curriculum, eligible for both high school and college credit, is built into each semester.
Our Ecuador semester bridges the two distinctly different cultures of New England and Ecuador. Students experience the land through travel and study modern farming practices through the lens of permaculture, a way of living in harmony with natural systems. Academic studies are combined with paddling, mountain biking, backpacking, and mountaineering expeditions.
In our Vermont semester, students work and live in the wilderness within a small community of peers and teachers. Traveling by ski, in whitewater canoes, rowboats, and by bike, they create their homes along the way. During this journey, students not only continuously challenge their physical abilities and willpower, but also maintain their academic studies. The group returns to Kroka for a period ofindependent apprenticeships before students depart to act on their newfoundinspirations.
Country: United States
State: New Hampshire
Name: Emily Hughes
Phone: (603) 835-9087