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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.


FULL for 2017-18

Roots is a wilderness skills program for homeschoolers where we spend an entire day (9am-3pm) out in the woods. The program is designed to honor and develop the passions and skills of the participants in a wilderness setting. Together we learn the ways of the forest through fire building, shelter construction, rope-making, bone and stone tool making, animal tracking, sensory awareness, games, exploring and having fun.


Times: 9am-3pm

Ages: 10-15
Determined as of Dec 31, 2017

Location: Brook's Bend Farm, Montague, MA

Tuition: $1570-$2190 (sliding scale)
Covers 31 program days (including the over-night) and the Roots t-shirt


2017-18 Dates:

Sept 6, 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 15*, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20
Jan 24, 31
Feb 7, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4,7-8**, 11, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30*



- These dates we will have potluck celebrations from 12pm—3pm for families and friends.
** - Roots Over-night

Instructors: Neill Bovaird, Ryan Richards, Margaret Ranen


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Our daughter has had the pleasure of working with Neill Bovaird and his team at Wolftree for over two years now, much to our collective appreciation. Sierra (11 years old) loves, loves, LOVES her days with Neill at Roots!! Without exception, she comes home brimming with happiness and enthusiasm for her time at Roots.  Neill has built a beautiful community of children and adults, and my daughter feels very much a part of that. She has learned so many skills, such as making fire, shelter-building, tracking, etc. But more than that, she has learned to respect the Earth and its creatures. A priceless lesson.

Neill’s program has been life-changing for our daughter. We are honored and grateful to have Neill in our lives. Words can hardly capture how much his guidance and role modeling have meant to us. - Pam Victor & Jeff Hausthor