ALL Ages-11-to-13 Ages-13-to-15 Ages-14-to-16 Ages-15-to-18 Ages-9-to-11 Capstone Climbing-and-Caving Introductory Mountain-Biking Multi-Element Ocean Rites-of-Passage Whitewater Wilderness-Skills
Bridge to Kroka
Sun Jun 26 - Sat Jul 2, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 13 - 15

Experience the thrill of adventure and wilderness, while creating a close circle of new friends. This program is designed as an introduction to Kroka and will cover the basics of our curriculum: navigation, backpacking, canoeing, camp craft, and rock climbing. After two days of "Kroka 101" training at the base camp we will depart on foot, descending to the Connecticut River in two days; switching to the canoes we will paddle down the river for two days, enjoying swimming and campfire evenings. This program is designed as a bridge for students who are new to Kroka's expedition lifestyle, and participants will be able to enter any intermediate Kroka program with competence and confidence.

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Intro to White Water - Level I
Sun Jun 26 - Sat Jul 2, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

This is an unforgettable week of becoming one with the river! The journey will take us down the beautiful winding stretch of the Connecticut River flowing swiftly through Piedmont – the foot hills of the Green and White Mountains. Skill building begins at Kroka’s pond, after which we will embark on a 4-day expedition to camp at the base of a great rapid. Our unique paddling progression is rooted in understanding the power of moving water and developing skills in raft, canoe, kayak, and stand up paddle board, as well as comfort swimming in fast moving water. In addition, we will simply soak in the joys of river life in the summer. Our afternoons will include camp set-up in the woods and on sandbars, fishing, roasting bread-on-a-stick, and time for rope swings and river play. Days end with spoon carving and stories around the campfire.

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Fishing Adventure
Sun Jun 26 - Sat Jul 2, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

Join us on an adventure in fishing, crafting, and exploring the hidden secrets of the streams, lakes, and rivers that surround us. We begin the week at Kroka Village where we will carve our own fishing poles, learn to tie our flies, and rig our lines. In the afternoons we will try our luck from shore, testing our patience and our wit while exploring the magical forests that surround us. Then with barrels packed and lines reeled tight, we will head out on a three-day expedition by canoe down one of Vermont’s most famous flyfishing rivers. Each day we’ll paddle and float downstream, learning about currents, eddies, and fish habitat. In the heat of the day we’ll stop to swim and to test the many rope swings and jumping rocks along the river! We will camp in the forest and cook delicious delicious dinners over the fire. We eat what we catch: eager fisherfolk should be excited to catch, gut, clean, and cook their fish! If you’ve fallen hook line and sinker for the adventure of fishing, this expedition is not to be missed!

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Climbing Rocks
Sun Jun 26 - Sat Jul 2, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

We are all climbers in our hearts, whether we scamper across boulders, monkey up trees, or gaze at the tops of cliffs in wide-eyed wonder. This week of adventure will be dedicated to playing above ground. Our first days at the Kroka basecamp will set us to the rhythm of the farm as we care for the animals and pick strawberries. We will rock climb by day and join together in laughter and songs by the campfire at night. At the end of the week, we will journey into the wilderness and set camp at the foot of a tall climbing wall. With boundless opportunities to explore and discover, we will splash in swimming holes, and quest for the most amazing cracks, holds, and chimneys to climb. We will return to basecamp to share our stories and celebrate the joy of climbing rocks!

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Wilderness Adventures for Girls
Sun Jul 3 - Sat Jul 9, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

Wilderness Adventures for Girls is open to female-identified and non-binary participants.


Attention all spirited, fun, and adventurous girls! Come join us as we journey into the outdoors. We will form lasting friendships as we live, play, share stories, and laugh together. We will begin hiking along a river trail to where our canoes will await us. Here we’ll set about paddling across a remote lake reaching a magical hidden cove where we will create our wilderness home. Days will be spent swimming, practicing paddling skills, making wilderness crafts, singing, and exploring the lakeshore to see what lies beyond our camp. In the evenings, gathering together around the campfire to reflect on our experiences will end our days. This fabulous adventure cannot be missed and can be continued on into the future with our Wild Girls program.

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River Rascals
Sun Jul 3 - Sat Jul 9, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 10 - 11

All you river rascals out there, it’s time to come together and head to the water! This will be a week of canoeing, kayaking, and swimming through currents, around bends, and into eddies. Skill building begins at our very own pond at Kroka base camp, after which we will embark on a four-day river expedition. Kroka’s unique paddling progression is rooted in developing skill and comfort in swimming the moving water as well as paddling both canoes and kayaks. In addition, we will simply soak in the joys of river life. Our afternoons will include camp set-up in the woods or on sandbars, roasting tasty bannocks over the fire, and time for play and discovery. Days end with craftwork, stories, and songs.

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Mahoosuc and the Mountains
Sun Jul 3 - Sat Jul 9, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 14 - 16

Join us for a fun-filled week of multi-element adventure in the beautiful mountains of Western Maine. Our base will be Mahoosuc Guide service, a renowned dog-sledding school, where huskies and people form partnership rooted in trust and understanding of nature. From here we will climb a peak towering above the tree line, butt-slide down the crystal stream into the glacial pot holes and rock climb the vertical walls of the notch. In the afternoons we will learn traditional wood working skills from master craftsman Kevin Slater and hear the stories of a life time of adventure. We will culminate the week with an overnight canoe trip down lake Umbagog, where we’ll spend a magical night on an island, fishing and listening to the cry of the loons. Students need to be physically fit and ready for a strenuous 4,000’ mountain hike as well as have self control to act respectfully living amongst 30 sled dogs.

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Pirates of Lake Champlain
Sun Jul 3 - Sat Jul 9, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

For beginner buccaneers

 

Ahoy! Bring your bandanas and your fearless sense of adventure as we take to the water as a band of scruffy pirates. We begin our adventure at Kroka Village making eye patches, a pirate flag and preparing for our expedition. With all of our provisions, we will head north to the infamous Lake Champlain. Traveling in our handmade voyageur canoes we will create a wilderness outpost for the week. The Champlain Valley holds an immense history, which we’ll learn about as we travel through waters filled with more than 300 shipwrecks. Each day we will embark on a mini-adventure: exploring the coastline by canoe, going for long swims, creating wilderness crafts, scrambling up rocks, fishing from shore, cliff jumping, and sailing the “sea”, weather permitting. We will enjoy magnificent sunrises over the Green Mountains and admire the spectacular skylines of the Adirondacks. Come join our rowdy band!

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Introduction to Adventure - Session I
Sun Jul 3 - Sat Jul 9, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 10 - 11

Kroka’s classic “Introduction to Adventure” program has introduced countless children to the wonders of the wilderness since its inception in 1995. It is the perfect program for campers who are ready to participate in their very first expedition. The week begins at base camp doing useful work around Kroka’s village and the farm. We will go rock climbing, study plants and animals in the forest, and learn new wilderness skills. All of this is in preparation for a three-day mini canoeing expedition during which we settle into the backcountry rhythm of campfire meals, stories, and songs. Days will be filled with swimming, fishing, exploration and crafts. Activities will differ from session to session. This means children can attend both weeks!

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No Brakes
Sun Jul 3 - Sat Jul 9, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

Join us in discovering the adventure of backcountry bikepacking! After tuning up our bikes and practicing riding techniques on Kroka’s bike course, we will head into the forest for a week filled with spectacularly wild mountain bike adventures. The rich history of New Hampshire has left our forests full of wondrous dirt trails alongside abandoned root cellars, mines, and wilderness lakes. We will return to Kroka for campfire meals and cozy dwellings during the first half of the week. Our next adventure will be a two-day overnight expedition. Each day will include discovering and playing in wild swimming holes, games, and evening stories by the campfire. In addition to technical riding, students will learn how to take care of their bikes and participate in community service projects. This introductory program is excellent preparation for our Mountain Bike Expeditions!

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Intro to White Water - Level II
Sun Jul 10 - Sat Jul 16, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

This is an unforgettable week of becoming one with the river! The journey will take us down the beautiful winding stretch of the Connecticut River flowing swiftly through Piedmont – the foot hills of the Green and White Mountains. Skill building begins at Kroka’s pond, after which we will embark on a 4-day expedition to camp at the base of a great rapid. Our unique paddling progression is rooted in understanding the power of moving water and developing skills in raft, canoe, kayak, and stand up paddle board, as well as comfort swimming in fast moving water. In addition, we will simply soak in the joys of river life in the summer. Our afternoons will include camp set-up in the woods and on sandbars, fishing, roasting bread-on-a-stick, and time for rope swings and river play. Days end with spoon carving and stories around the campfire.

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Keepers of the Flame
Sun Jul 10 - Sat Jul 16, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

You cup it gently in your palm, the most powerful force on Earth, the source of life. This miniature sun spun to life with wood gathered from the forest has been enlivened from your gentle breath to become fire. During this adventure we will learn to make fire as was done in ancient ways with friction and flint and steel. As we travel the forest, we will learn to carry the fire with us, and to bring it to life in the wet and rain. Coals from the fire will burn the branches that become our spoons. As we deepen our relationship to this sacred element, we will learn to make, tend, use, celebrate, and care for it. We will come to know Fire as a sacred part of our lives. More than this, traveling through the wilderness will teach us to connect with the living Earth, be it gathering wild edibles or building an overnight shelter. We must all come prepared to carry an overnight backpack through the mountains, leaving modern conveniences behind, and proudly carry our inner flame of community.

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Sustainability Adventure
Sun Jul 10 - Sat Jul 23, 2022
(14 days)
Ages 15 - 18

In order to sustain human civilization on Earth we need to redefine our relationship to the Living Planet from consumptive to regenerative while transforming human relationships from those of survival of the fittest to those of cooperation. Kroka has been pioneering regenerative practices and cooperative living for the past 27 years and we are excited to share our successes and challenges with you on this Sustainability Adventure! We will begin by settling into life at Kroka village with a reduced ecological footprint. While drawing water from a shallow well, cooking farm-grown food on a fire with the wood we have harvested and composting our manure we will examine water, nutrient and carbon cycles. Each day will have a formal class focusing on Earth systems and regenerative practices, followed by a practical skills workshop ranging from building a healthy compost pile to cooking with seasonal ingredients harvested on our farm. We will take care of our bodies through healthy outdoor living and exercise which will range from swimming and yoga to hiking and climbing. We will develop intentional community through practice of seeing the needs of others. During the second week of the program we will travel by bike visiting many sustainability projects in our local area and camping in nature.

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Children of Kroka Village
Sun Jul 17 - Sat Jul 23, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 9 - 10

Come and play at Kroka Village! Roast bread-on-a-stick over a fire, pick berries, wade in the brook, and float boats downstream! During this exciting week, young campers will join in the life of the farm and garden at Kroka while staying at our base camp in earthen dwellings (also known as “Hobbit Holes”). This is an introductory program aimed at cultivating imagination and wonder. The long summer days will be filled with canoeing, fort building, working on traditional crafts, splashing in the pond, singing and storytelling. Each day we will immerse ourselves in a simple life, spending plenty of time exploring the woods and visiting the animals on the farm. Children of Kroka Village is the perfect experience for young adventurers for whom this is their first time at sleep-away camp.

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Introduction to Adventure - Session II
Sun Jul 31 - Sat Aug 6, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 10 - 11

Kroka’s classic “Introduction to Adventure” program has introduced countless children to the wonders of the wilderness since its inception in 1995. It is the perfect program for campers who are ready to participate in their very first expedition. The week begins at base camp doing useful work around Kroka’s village and the farm. We will go rock climbing, study plants and animals in the forest, and learn new wilderness skills. All of this is in preparation for a three-day mini canoeing expedition during which we settle into the backcountry rhythm of campfire meals, stories, and songs. Days will be filled with swimming, fishing, exploration and crafts. Activities will differ from session to session. This means children can attend both weeks!

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Cliff Dwellers of the Wild
Sun Aug 7 - Sat Aug 13, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 10 - 11

Come and play on the rocks! This is an adventurous week of scrambling, bouldering, and climbing designed for young explorers eager to reach the top. Living in our cozy campsite in Kroka Village, we will discover the magical world of rock that surrounds us as we crawl through boulder caves, explore abandoned mines, and climb to the tops of cliffs and trees to get the view of the valley below. Hot summer days are perfect for cliff-jumping into the lake or gliding through the current in a river gorge. Our week is complete with a visit to a tall rock face where we will climb for the first time with ropes and harnesses! Each day we will have time to visit the farm animals, and cook delicious food over the fire.

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Negus Mountain Traverse
Sun Aug 14 - Sat Aug 20, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

Join us on this exciting expedition of white water paddling, rock climbing and exploring the rugged canyons of the Upper Deerfield River Valley. This introductory multi-element adventure will begin by rafting down class II and III rapids on the Deerfield River as we learn to paddle, read the river, and practice swimming in white water. The next day we will summit Negus Mountain. From here we will hike across the plateau before descending a steep ravine to a Tyrolean traverse across the river. Throughout, we will sing songs, roast bread-on-a-stick, and tell stories around the camp fire cultivating a strong community of explorers.


Prerequisite: Students should be comfortable swimmers, and be physically fit to carry an overnight backpack up and back down the mountain with a smile!

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Farm Magic
Sun Aug 14 - Sat Aug 20, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 9 - 11

Do you love taking care of animals, helping others and digging in the dirt? Do you love exploring and playing in the natural world? Kroka’s farm program may be just the program for you! Farm Magic is filled with extraordinary adventures both on the farm and in the forest! Together we will uncover the mystery of how, from tiny seeds, we grow amazing things to eat. The magic of the living earth will present itself in front of our eyes as we sow seeds, water, weed, and harvest the gifts from our organic gardens. We will visit the animals, collect eggs, observe the bees at work, make yogurt and cheese, and work with Brita, our horse. Afternoons will be filled with swimming, paddling, rock climbing, games and searching for hidden treasures in the forest. There will be time for crafting, singing, telling stories and, of course, making new friends!

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