DCF: Wilderness School Home

{Late autumn snow at the Wilderness School base camp in East Hartland, CT}    

    The Wilderness School   
A Program of the State of Connecticut
Department of Children and Families
240 North Hollow Road
 East Hartland, CT 06027
860 653 8059
800 273 2293

The Wilderness School is a prevention, intervention, and transition program for adolescents from Connecticut.  The program is supported by the State Department of Children and Families (DCF) in addition to a tuition fee program utilizing a significant private funding base.  The Wilderness School offers high impact wilderness programs intended to foster positive youth development.

Designed as a journey experience, our program is based upon the philosophies of experiential learning and is considered therapeutic for the participant.  Studies have documented the Wilderness School's impact upon the self esteem, increased locus of control (personal responsibility), and interpersonal skill enhancement of adolescents attending the program.

{A tyrolean traverse activity with students spanning a gorge above fast water.}   
{A 20-Day expedition girls}   
{The high ropes course event, giants}  


Part One:  Getting Started

  • Summer Employment
    • Summary of Positions
    • Requirements
    • Compensation
    • Application Procedure
  • Link to DCF Employment Information (complete and return to Wilderness School)
Part Six:  Other Resources

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