5-day Nature Retreat Peru, Vermont

April 20 - 24, 2020
Available: 15 seats
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Peru, Vermont
Max People : 15
Cultural, Health & Wellness, Youth
Tour Details

Join WFR certified guide Aidan Caldwell hiking in Green Mountain National Forest learning the basics of hiking, camping and wilderness safety! Everyone welcome.

This nature retreat will introduce the basic knowledge needed to safely hike, camp and backpack in the wilderness of New England. Guests will learn how to efficiently pack their gear, plan multi day hikes, meal prep for extended stays on the trail and Leave No Trace etiquette. A day trip to beautiful Lye Brook Falls, a climb up Stratton Mountain and an overnight next to Stratton Pond will be the highlights of this retreat. Many campfires, S’mores, healthy eats and rock climbing.

Topics Covered

Hiking Safety

  • Accountability on the trail, proper tools and clothing, handling emergencies, weather awareness, water purification

Basic First Aid

  • First Aid kit and its contents, minor injury treatment

Backpacking/Camping Basics

  • Packing lightly and efficiently, planning a backpacking trip, fire starting, camping etiquette

Trail Nutrition and Food Prep

  • Nutrient dense foods, “food as fuel”, recovery food

Leave No Trace

  • Nature preservation and environmentalism

Departure & Return Location

Marblehead, MA


All ages welcome



Day 1

Meet in Marblehead early in the morning, drive ~3.5 hours to the house

Get to house, set up sleeping arrangements

Group games

Meal prep

Cook dinner, campfire food

Day 2

Up early, stretch and breakfast

Drive ~15 minutes to Lye Brook falls trail (4.8 miles)

Hike the trail, lunch by the falls, head back to the house

Backpacking/Camping Basics:

-Clothing: Outerwear, layering, sleepwear

-Food: Snacks vs meals

-Equipment: Hiking, first aid, firemaking, sleeping

Dinner and campfire

Day 3

Up early and stretch

Drive ~30 minutes to Stratton Mountain, park in lot

6-7 miles to top, lunch by the fire tower

Continue another 3-4 miles to Stratton Pond

Set up camp:

-Tents, hammocks, slacklines and fire

Dinner on the campfire, hopefully see some stars


Day 4

Up early, breakfast over the fire, enjoy the pond

Hike 3-4 miles back to car

Drive ~30 minutes back to house

Group stretch and dinner

Go over pictures, assign them

Bake some desert!

Day 5

Wake up, drive home

Stop at Littleton Metrorock for some rock climbing??


Price Includes

  • TransportationThroughout week
  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Rock Climbing Session

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to/from trip departure
  • Private ExpensesSnacks, gifts, shopping, etc.

Payment due upon booking.

Total Price