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Wolf Tree Programs LLC fosters healthy relationships to self and community through nature immersion and wilderness living skills. We offer a variety of programs for children and adults.

What We're About

“It is not observation of, but rather participation in the phenomena of Nature that brings us to our greatest understanding of our place in the mosaic of life.” – Samuel Thayer, The Forager’s Harvest

Wolf Tree fosters healthy relationships to self and community through nature immersion and wilderness living skills.

Founded in 2007 by Neill Bovaird, Wolf Tree Programs LLC has grown to include a wide variety of programs for kids and adults. This growth has led to the development of a diverse staff team, each of whom brings unique skills and ways of relating to participants. Wolf Tree is part of a regional, national and international network of wilderness schools that use a similar mentoring model to foster nature connection.

Our programs focus on developing naturalist knowledge and primitive skills so that we learn how to participate more fully in the natural world. From storytelling to wandering the land, identifying wild edibles to making primitive fire, we use a variety of techniques to get participants excited about being outside and following their curiosity.

Our mentoring approach is a long-term, relationship-building model that uses natural cycles to support human development at each life stage. Rather than a set curriculum that we teach, we support participant’s individual interests and motivations, encouraging the growth of their gifts and passions. Through deepening nature connection and the approach we use, participants develop greater self-awareness, community-building skills and gratitude for the natural world.

Our youth programs are a fun, safe, place for children to play, learn and grow while being supported by positive role models. Our adult programs focus on developing primitive skills and the naturalist mind as a way to support personal growth and develop a community of nature mentors. The common thread through all our programs is spending time outside and working with others in a way that values each participant’s natural style and strengths.

We love to share our skills and knowledge with others and look forward to spending time with you and your children. 


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