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Community Doesn't End When Camp Does.

Like branches of a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain the same.

 NEXT ALUM EVENT: January 21st in Barre, VT |  RSVP for details.
COMING SOON: Mentor opportunities to support staff and keep them coming back. Opportunities to support summer staff learning during the summer.
Polly Willams
Director of Alumni Development

Polly has been part of Farm & Wilderness for 41 years as a camper, seasonal staff member, director, and several year-round roles. Outside of her work at F&W, she has provided training for boards and organizations in anti-bias work, gender, sexuality, and issues surrounding adoption. She lives in Barre, VT with her wife. Her two children are third generation F&Wers. The oldest, Cedar attended the BDC and SAM, and most recently was the Adventure Head at F&W. Polly's daughter Terri went through the BDC and FS as a camper while managing to never live in a cabin that Polly lived in while at FS for 13 years. Polly loves working with children, being silly, canoeing, rock climbing, team sports, leisure tubing, camping and being out in nature.

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F&W On The Road

Come together with other alum in your area!

Polly and others will be traveling around the US for Alum gatherings where we know we have large groups of Alum. Please join us. Check back here and our Events page for our upcoming gatherings!

Want to host a gathering? 

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Barre, Vermont
January 21, 2023

Next on Polly's Alumni Tour is Barre, VT! The event will be held at Polly's home. Register to get the address! Come enjoy food, drinks, and stories around the fire. Catch up on life events and camp events alike! Event will happen unless the area is snowed in.  [RSVP]

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Help us make camp

Affordable For All

Farm & Wilderness has launched an effort to make our camp experience truly affordable for all families!

While F&W has a long history of our generous community providing financial aid through Camperships, we know that to truly make F&W affordable for all – we must do more than provide financial aid. Therefore, we are raising money for our expanded Campership Program.

This program goes beyond tuition assistance to fund a program that makes Farm & Wilderness truly accessible and affordable for all!


Parent Alumni Experience

Alums Kwame and Pakou share their experiences as Parents at F&W


"Our family history at camp goes back to 1963 when my mother, Jean Turkish, was a counselor at The Farm. So seeing my kids participating at the barn day camp this summer was very incredible . . . F&W has adapted and continued forward through the changing times, much appreciations to all the community for keeping the spirit alive."

— Kwame Nyong'o (BDC parent and F&W alum)

"The gravel road that led me to some of the most wonderful experiences of my life, in the place that changed my life. It’s wild how just standing in this place makes me feel the same sense of freedom and possibility that I felt 35 years ago when I was 10 years old. Several months ago, I imagined my girls walking up this road and the thought made me cry. . . "

— Pakou Her (FS parent and F&W alum)