Warrior Camp for Boys

Celebrating a steep climb to the top of Grass Mountain!

Warrior Camp for Boys {Ages 9 – 15} (July 17-21, 2017)

Boys will gather in a “tribe” to explore the woods and to learn wilderness awareness skills and primitive skills of shelter building, basic tracking and fire making.  They will hike the stream, play at the waterfall, climb to the top of Grass Mountain (3100 ft), learn which plants in the woods are safe to eat, share in council and generally have a wonderful time.

Included in this week: native crafts (staff making, rope making), team building, building self-esteem, drumming, journeying, and a sweat lodge.

Like other Spirit Hollow camps, this is a day camp with a Thursday night sleepover/camp out/cookout. For that night, boys should bring sleeping bags and pillows (but leave the electronics at home). Pocket knives are welcome as long as they are used with staff supervision. Lodging is in our tent cabins on bunks.


Staffed by Chris “Mowgli” Gianitti, musician, tree climber and woods lover, and Ryan Long, environmental educator and teacher.  These two amazing young men are recent college grads who have been involved with Spirit Hollow camps for the last 4 years.  They have largely created and crafted the curriculum together, with great enthusiasm, love and compassion.  Both are gifted with kids and both know these woods extensively.   And Ryan and Mowgli will be joined again this year by the talented Brian Taylor, a machinist and a welder, who has been building in modifying scientific research equipment for 29 years and brings cool crafting and building projects to camp.

Chris "Mowgli" Giannitti
Chris “Mowgli” Giannitti
Ryan Long
Ryan Long

Brian Taylor

Cost is $260 per camper. A myriad of crafting and art materials are provided. Cost is $260 per camper.  A myriad of crafting and art materials are provided.  We provide nutritious  snacks every day, dinner on Thursday night and breakfast and lunch on Friday; add $40 per week per camper if you wish Spirit Hollow to provide daily lunches. The week will culminate with a Thursday night sleepover; so your camper should bring a sleeping bag or bedding gear.

warrior hike
Warrior hiking the mountain.

Download registration form here: camp_forms_2017

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Indicate on the form which week of camp you are registering for and mail it  to:

Spirit Hollow
2509 Shaftsbury Hollow RD
North Bennington, VT 05257

Some scholarship funds are available.  Please email for an application; traceyforest@spirithollow.org. You can then send your payment to Spirit Hollow with your registration form or pay here online.

DEPOSIT REQUIRED; call Tracey at 802-447-3895 or email at traceyforest@spirithollow.org if you have questions.