TOP Summer Programs – UPDATED

PLEASE READ: UPDATE ON TOP Summer Programs, April 16, 2020. TOP summer programs fill up fast – enroll today to ensure your child can be a part of the adventure! Trail Crew, June 15-19 Students must first apply and interview for a position with the TOP Trail Crew. Participants will be hired based on their […]

By Scott Ellis | Features . News . Parents . TA Today

TA Adds Low Ropes Course to Campus and Curriculum

Late this fall, just before the snow overtook campus, Brattleboro-based High 5 Adventure Learning was onsite installing a low ropes challenge course at Thetford Academy. The course, located on the Barrett property adjacent to the Thetford Hill State Forest, has twelve features that will challenge students to think creatively, work together, and help to build […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today

Thetford Outdoor Program Featured on NH PBS “Windows to the Wild”

For the past few years, Thetford Academy’s Outdoor Program (TOP) has offered “TOP Summer” trips to TA students. One of these trips, a five-day paddle down the scenic Connecticut River led by TOP coordinator and outdoor educator Scott Ellis, is the subject of an upcoming episode of New Hampshire PBS’s show “Windows to the Wild.” […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Features . News . TA Today . TOP Blog

TA’s New Mountain Bike Trail

By, Ethan Marshia The Thetford Outdoor Program has constructed a new mountain bike trail that is now available to the public. Students in the Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education course worked on the trail over the course of two weeks. It is located in the woodlot, across from Academy Road. Each student was responsible for […]

By Scott Ellis | TOP Blog

Building a Yurt Platform

In the last week of September, the Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education class created a 20-foot diameter yurt platform. Building the platform was a class project that pushed the students to learn new skills, work as a team, and take part in building their future outdoor classroom. The platform is located in Thetford Hill State […]

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