2013 Camper Handbook is up! 2013 campers, please make sure to read it, thank you!
2013 registration is open. We hope you'll join us.
Camper alum Allen Ellis created a beautiful film about NBTSC. It's not new anymore, but we still love it enough to keep posting it front and center:
Welcome to NBTSC!
Start your unschooling year with
high hopes, new interests, a big bang, a loud splash, and a tribe of new friends!
Don't miss the eighteenth annual Not Back to School Camp for unschoolers ages 13-18.
NBTSC 2013 dates
Session 1: July 29-August 5 (1-week session - 7 nights)
Camp Latgawa--Eagle Point, Oregon
Session 2: August 20-September 3 (2-week session - 14 nights)
Camp Myrtlewood--Bridge, Oregon
September 20-29 (1 week+ session - 9 nights)
This will be a "classic" session of NBTSC, extended: 8 full days rather than the former 6 full days.
September 29-October 4 (5 night retreat: Invent Your Adventure!)
A new experiment! Our themed retreat is open to campers who participate in the main session, plus Creation Circle campers from 2012 and 2013 (any session), and NBTSC graduates from 2011-2013. We also offer reduced-fee "assistant" positions, available by application to NBTSC alums age 21+ and former junior staffers.
Farm and Wilderness Tamarack Farm Camp--Plymouth, Vermont
"I signed up for camp hoping it would change my life. It didn't. But it gave me the tools and resources, and most importantly, the inspiration, to go out and change my own life, and stop expecting other people to drop epiphanies in my lap, or change my life for me." -a camper