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Sassafras Earth Education

5 Church Street

Aquinnah, MA 02535

508 645 2008

© 2018 by Sassafras Earth Education



Teen Fire Nights

Evening for Teens around the fire to reconnect with peers around a seasonal outdoor activities, like earth skills, open fire cooking, a night-game, and some meaningful sharing. Help shape our upcoming Teen Overnight (depending on interest).


Come join us for for a night games and to cook and eat some hearty food, 

Time: 6pm - 9pm at Sassafras

Cost: Suggested Donation $25 (includes food)

Next Date: please inquire

T(w)een Leadership & Skills Summer Series

Please note that we now offer two different programs for t(w)eens

Week 1 for T(w)eens   -  is FULL

"Teen" Week 1 for ages 12-13-14, is a rich week filled with outdoor experiences and activities that help young people navigate today’s world. We practice outdoor skills, and address tween/teen issues around social media, racial & gender diversity, wellbeing and health, and encourage you to dive into your individual passion.

Teen Monday Series

Join our Summer Series for Teens ages 13 and up, on 7 Mondays with an overnight experience at the end. Supported by the MV Vision Fellowship, Sassafras offers full scholarships for Wampanoag/Native Youth and Youth of Color and aims for 50% participation of Native Youth and Youth of Color. 


This new teen program will integrate 3 areas:

  1. Nature connection, care-taking the earth and permaculture practices.​

  2. Decolonizing our minds and hearts; taking a look at the actual history of Native People and People of Color, historic trauma, and White privilege.

  3. Healthy lifestyle choices, sit spot, wild/ancestral foods, and peaceful communication skills.


The culmination of this program is an overnight from August 12-13 with an optional solo experience for those that are ready for a challenge to get to know themselves better.


Teens enrolled for either of these programs can choose to assist for 1 or more additional weeks in Summer Camp ("Nature, Earth & Survival Skills). 

Weeklong Program: takes place during SC Week 1, July 1-5 (M-F)

Times: 9am - 3pm

Cost: $370

Teen Monday Series: 7 Mondays during Summer Camp, plus an Overnight

Times/Dates: 9am - 3pm on Monday July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and Aug 5, plus an Overnight Experience from Mon Aug 12, 9am to Tue Aug 13, 3pm.

Cost: $550 or full scholarship

How to get here:

VTA times align with this program (VTA is for 12+ only!)

Teen Experiences and Edges

Sassafras provides experiences and training opportunities for teens in a number of different ways:


  • The yearly Teen Rendezvous​ in Brattleboro, Vermont is a highlight, that takes place concurrent with the week-long Art of Mentoring workshop.

  • We offer opportunities for teens to mentor with us and help out with younger children during our year-round Saturday programs.

  • Summer offers Teen Leadership Training, come and meet your edges if you like to work with younger kids.


Contact us to learn more, we like having you around.

Vermont Teen Rendezvous

The Teen Rendezvous is an overnight experience during the Vermont Art of Mentoring with concurrent programming for all ages, and supported by Sassafras. for teenagers who are hungry for adventure, challenge, and connection with others who share a passion for the arts of wilderness living.

Your experienced guides have stories, skills, and songs to share, challenges for those who are ready, and games to keep the group alive and wild.

This will be an adventure never to forget. What are you waiting for?

Times: August 27 - September 1, 2018

More infoVermont Wilderness School