The Green Mountain Club offers a variety of programs and workshops to help you or your group travel safely and confidently in Vermont’s backcountry and have fun while doing it. Most workshops are hosted at GMC’s Visitor Center in Waterbury Center, VT, but some are out in the field all over the state. We offer programming in Leave No Trace, Wilderness First Aid through SOLO Schools, Map and Compass, Winter Trekking, Vermont Ecology, Women’s Backpacking, Yoga and Hiking, Adirondack Pack Basket Making, Trail Maintenance, and more! Please contact us with any questions.
If you’re interested in a GMC educator hosting a program with your work, school, or volunteer group, please contact us. We can work with you to put on a great program that meets your needs!
CANCELED – Summer Salamanders
Date: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Gleason Brook, Bolton, VT
On the hottest and driest days of Vermont summers, amphibians are relaxing in the cool mountain brooks of our northern forests. We’ll explore the waterways of Gleason Brook in search of several salamander species like Dusky, Spring, Two-lined, Red-backed. Learn about the impressive life history of Vermont’s most charismatic aquatic creatures while enjoying the refreshing potholes and waterfalls of Gleason Brook.
Co-hosted and taught by our friends at the North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier, VT.
Instructors: NBNC Teacher/Naturalist
Fee: $25 (GMC members receive 20% off)
Rain or shine. Please register at least one week in advance.
This workshop has been canceled.
Hunting Wild Mushrooms
Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2019
Time: 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: GMC Headquarters, Waterbury Center, VT
Are you intrigued by mushroom and plant foraging? Join Ari Rockland-Miller of The Mushroom Forager on a tour of late spring’s wild tastes and tonics. In August and September, the forests of Vermont are packed with edible mushrooms, such as lion’s mane, black trumpets, yellow foot chanterelles, porcini and hedgehog mushrooms. This workshop will introduce wildcrafting safety, strategy, and sustainability, followed by an exploration of the woods around the Green Mountain Club Visitor Center for the culinary and medicinal treasures of late summer and early fall. Stick around for an optional cooking and tasting after the hunt!
Instructor: Ari Rockland-Miller
Fee: $40 (GMC members receive 20% off)
Please register at least one week in advance.
This workshop is full. Contact GMC to be added to the waiting list.
SOLO Wilderness First Aid
Date: August 24-25, 2019, 9 AM – 5 PM
GMC Visitor Center, Waterbury Center
Sign up early—this course fills fast! This sixteen-hour, hands-on course will prepare you for backcountry medical emergencies. Its focus is on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of injuries and illnesses. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) recertification is provided upon completion.
Fee: $190 Non-member, $170 GMC Member. WFR recertification and/or CPR available (additional fees apply).
Age Limit: 14 and up
Please register at least two weeks in advance.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be provided for cancellations made at least a week before workshop start date. No refunds for reservations cancelled less than seven days before the workshop start date. Workshop dates and venues are subject to change. GMC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time, in which case the club will notify registrants via email and a full refund will be provided.