Outdoor Education


On Wednesday, Nov. 18, New Hampshire PBS aired "Outdoor Classroom," a new episode of its Willem Lange-hosted show, Windows to the Wild. The show explores how Thetford Academy's culture of outdoor and experiential learning set the stage for a successful reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring TA's Thetford Outdoor...


Due to the current covid-19 health crisis, Thetford Academy has made the final decision to postpone TOP Summer programming scheduled for June and July of 2020. Both the rock climbing and backpacking trips have been cancelled, with the goal of resuming these option in 2021. The Connecticut River canoe...


Late this fall, just before the snow overtook campus, Brattleboro-based High 5 Adventure Learning was onsite installing a low ropes challenge course at Thetford Academy. The course, located on the Barrett property adjacent to the Thetford Hill State Forest, has twelve features that will challenge students to think creatively, work...


Rain, drizzle, and overcast skies didn't dampen the spirits of Chris Schmidt's 2018 Timber Framing class as students completed most of the second phase of their two-year project to build an outdoor classroom during "Raising Day" on Friday, April 27. On that day, the class erected two bents, connecting girts, shed posts,...

In the last week of September, the Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education class created a 20-foot diameter yurt platform. Building the platform was a class project that pushed the students to learn new skills, work as a team, and take part in building their future outdoor classroom. The platform is...

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