Clovis Program Marshfield

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:00am to Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:00pm

The Clovis Program is focused on the ancient human lineage of hunter-gatherer cultures and the lessons they have to teach us.  This program takes place at the Twinfield Union School in Plainfield. There are two, semesters; one spring and one fall which can be taken together or separately. The program is for students 10-16 who will be divided into different age related groups depending on the number of students.

Each week the students will be guided to further their education of wilderness self-reliance and naturalist studies. Each semester will have three to five themes that will run throughout, informing the curriculum,  allowing us to go deeper into the subject and ensuring the students engage with the information and skills in a variety of ways. This creates a more thorough education and helps to build lasting understanding of our studies.

This year, the themes for Clovis are:

Fall    Plant Journaling    Wood Carving   Natural Fibers   Awareness Games     Shelter

Spring     Wildlife Tracking    Mammal Studies  Fire    Winter Trees and Teas    Accuaracy Games


In learning these skills students get an opportunity to cultivate personal strength and understanding of oneself. Each day at the Clovis Program includes time working on core skills such as tracking and awareness, hands on projects with natural materials, and time learning about the landscape. As the months go by students begin to build their knowledge and understanding through practice and study, and experience the achievement of completing long term skills projects.  In order to ensure student to teacher ratios we will be limiting the class size to fourteen students per group.


This program will be held at Twinfield Union School in Plainfield, VT

106 Nasmith Brook Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667

This program will also be held at our location in Corinth, VT on Tuesdays.

Cost and Dates:

Whole Year Tuition:

Deposit  $500      Balance: $1200      Full Price: $1700 ($100 off)

You are welcome to pay for semesters individually at a different rate.


Fall Semester

The program days are as follows: September 14, 21, October 5, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, and December 7, 14. Every session is on Thursday, from 9AM-3:00PM

Deposit: $300      Balance: $600        Full Price: $900


Spring Semester

The program dates are Thursdays March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, May 3, 10, 17.  We will not be meeting on April 12, 19, 26.

Deposit: $200      Balance: $400        Full Price: $600



Saftey First

When your child is with us, we understand their safety is our first responsibility and we take that seriously. One of the first things we do with every new group is to teach hazard awareness of the landscape that is our classroom such as poison ivy, ticks, spiders, etc.  We follow a safety protocol regarding the use of all sharp or edged tools.  Since accidents can happen, at every program there is at least one staff member present in each group who has current wilderness medical training. Our staff carries radios, and when applicable cell phones and all of our locations are close enough to not be considered "back country". We take pride in creating a safe environment for our students to experience the growth and self-discovery that comes from taking risks.

Recurring Dates: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday 11 times .
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (All day)

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Logistics - Youth

Logistical information about what to bring for your class, camping during overnight courses, directions and so forth can be found here.

Registration Forms

Online registrations are preferred, but registration by mail is accepted. Either proceed online above, or mail in the forms below with a check for the deposit.

Roots Handbook: