We invite families, neighbors, colleagues, and community groups to visit the sugarbush and engage in experiential learning, teamwork, and stewardship. Groups typically spend 3-4 hours learning about the science of Bigleaf Maple sugaring, working on the maple farm, tasting syrup, and exploring Camp Colton. During retreats we gather outdoors in all sorts of weather, so visitors are asked to come prepared with suitable clothing and footwear. Peak sugaring season is usually in January and February, but sap runs are unpredictable. We might also be boiling in December or March. We welcome retreats throughout the year, because work and wonders never cease in the sugarbush.
We host groups of up to 25 people and ask for $20 per participant (kids are free) to help fund our education programs and sugaring operation. Tucked in the woods, peaceful overnight accommodations are available for those who wish to extend their retreat at historic Camp Colton. Please contact Eliza for scheduling.