Sustainable Living

Grades 9 – 12 | 3 – 5 Days

Spring, Fall, Winter | Kroka Basecamp – Marlow, NH

Earth… Water… Fire… Food…

Come experience life at Kroka Village where electricity comes from the sun, food is grown by the work of many hands, and dwellings are built with materials from the forest. Come alive in an intentional community of staff and students working together to become stewards of the earth. Explore the relationship between human beings and the wilderness, and learn how we can lessen our impact while enriching our communities and our lives.

Sample Itinerary:

Each day will begin with work to keep our campus running – helping on the farm,
cooking meals, and splitting firewood. After a nutritious breakfast, we begin the day.

Morning sessions will cover a variety of topics – from sustainable energy and natural
building to watershed ecology and soil science – with hands-on examples on the
Kroka farm. We will explore systems in place at Kroka compare them to systems in
the modern world. We will visit sustainable businesses in the greater community and
learn from entrepreneurs and practitioners.

In the afternoons we will go on adventures! We will paddle our neighborhood river,
the Ashuelot, go rock climbing, swim in the pond, and go for a hike to get a view of
the surrounding wilderness.

After dinner we will reflect on what we have learned, and read selected passages from
authors that support the learning we do in the classroom and in the outdoors.

At the end of the trip we will complete a service project on the Kroka campus,
implementing what we have learned to help make Kroka more sustainable for future