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Green Mountain Teacher's Camp​

Professional development and personal renewal for​ educato​rs who want to think for themselves!

GMTC 2023 will begin on SATURDAY JUNE 17 and end on THURSDAY JUNE 22

Green Mountain Teacher's Camp is an annual event located in rural Southern, Vermont. Cabins are scattered throughout the camp, with larger outbuildings for performances and gatherings. A rustic dining hall provides the backdrop for communal meal times, while the art barn beckons creativity and inspiration. Campers travel through the campus using weathered footpaths that intertwine with a small stream. If you look closely enough, you are sure to spot a fairy house or two.  

What is it like? 

Well, campers say it's:

  • ​A forum for talking about what really matters in education
  • A time to connect with others in meaningful ways and share our stories
  • A chance to ​relax and renew in a peaceful setting with kindred spirits
  • A place to play, to sing, to be curious, to wonder, to laugh and get in touch with the kid in me again

Each year, it is up to you and what you bring to it! 

We invite each of you to share your expertise, curiosity and wonder with the rest of us! This year's group of educators includes teachers, musicians, authors, artists, and leaders who work with all ages.  

What would you like to wonder about with us? 

Click the arrows on the image to cycle through a slideshow of GMTC. 

Daily Schedule- sample

8:00 wake up bell

8:30 breakfast

9:30-12 Morning Presentations

12 lunch

1:30-3 Focus group

3:30-5 Focus group

5-6 free time

6:00 dinner

7-9 evening gatherings (campfire, singing, storytelling etc.)

Take a look at last year's presenters! 

Stay tuned for 2023 offerings...

We are so grateful to spend each morning learning alongside one of our staff. 

At GMTC, we wonder about things that matter to us, so we asked each of our presenters what they are wondering, and included their questions here. 

We are very excited to have an amazing line up of creative and exceptional presenters with us, and a strong support staff to back them up! Remember, campers propose and/or facilitate afternoon focus groups on any topic they are curious or passionate about. What are you wondering? If you have an idea, staff are happy to help; just ask!

Cori Berg

Cori has been a teacher, director, advocate, trainer, and consultant in the

field of Early Childhood Education for over 25 years in public, private, and

faith-based settings. Her professional interests include incorporating the

arts in curriculum, team building, educator resilience. 

She is the Executive

Director of Hope Day School in Dallas, Texas. She is the creator of ECE

from the Heart with Cori Berg, a Facebook page and community to support

educators and administrators. She was awarded the 2020 Administrator of

the Year by the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children.

How do educators feel a sense of belonging as a form of self-care in our work?"

Carol Garboden Murray

Carol Garboden Murray is the author of Illuminating Care: The Pedagogy and Practice of Care in Early Childhood Communities (Exchange Press, 2021). She lives in the Hudson River Valley, New York.

"How can our practice change when our language matches the intelligence and wholeness of children?" 

John and Cecelia Puleio

John has been an educator since the late 80s, working with all ages from early childhood through post-secondary education. Currently he is the Coordinator of Multilingual Student Services at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. A lifelong learner himself, John works to provide educational settings that are inspirational, intentional and reflective. When not supporting students, John can be found outdoors tending to his land and taking advantage of the incredible natural world Vermont offers.

Cecelia has been an early childhood educator in Vermont for over 13 years. Currently, she works in Montpelier, Vermont as the Associate Director of Turtle Island Children’s Center. Having grown up in Middlesex, Vermont with an early educator as a father, her love of nature and passion for the outdoors was no surprise. Cecelia brings these personal qualities into the classroom believing the environment and earth to be our biggest educator. When not working with young children Cecelia can be found advocating for Early Childhood Education and Educators, playing outside with her dog, Roxaboxen and spending as much time with family and friends as possible. 

"How do we remain in solidarity with other educators while the world spins madly on?"

Rukia Monique Rogers

Rukia Monique Rogers has worked with young children and their families for over 25 years, including work as a preschool and toddler teacher, a studio teacher, and a curriculum coordinator. She has been inspired by the educators of Reggio Emilia, Dr. Bettina Love, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others who see education as a fundamental right, as well as a catalyst for social change. Rukia is an anti-bias and anti-racist educator committed to cultivating a community full of love. She founded The Highlander School in Atlanta in 2013.

Recently, Rukia has been thinking and writing about The Highlander's community-centered approach, and she'll think about it with us this summer! 

"How do we shift from "child-centered" to "community-centered" pedagogies, and how do we talk about it with families?"

David Sobel

David Sobel is a Professor Emeritus in the Education Department at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH and he consults and speaks widely on child development and place-based education with schools, environmental organizations and the National Park Service. He has authored eight books and more than 70 articles focused on children and nature for educators, parents, environmentalists and school administrators in the last 30 years. He was recognized as one of the Daring Dozen educational leaders in the United States in 2007 by Edutopia magazine.

“How do we preserve the "move education outdoors" initiative from the pandemic into post-pandemic approaches to early childhood and elementary curricular approaches?"

Support Staff

We are pleased to announce that Laura Perry returns as our beloved cook. Jessica Clayton will be our Nature exploration instigator, and Seana Williamson will join us as our Art instigator. Beth Cherry, Vicky Senni, Kendra PeloJoaquin, Cecelia Puleio, Betsy Langer, Billie Slade and Cathy Martin have been busy behind the scenes as coordinators. 

We also offer a limited children’s program with trusted GMC staff  during the morning presentations.

Call with questions about our child care options 802-257-1751.

Jessica Clayton 

Jessica will be our nature instigator for summer 2022. 

Jessica runs a licensed home based nature play school called Riverside Rhymes. She is a NJ certified preschool through fifth grade teacher. She is the secretary for the Eastern Region Association of Forest & Nature Schools, and was the honored recipient of their Wonder Award in 2017. She also served on her local board of education and runs the Facebook group, Nature Preschool Ideas & Community.

Cathy Martin

Cathy Martin is back again for her 10th year as our music instigator, with her guitar, banjo, piano, percussion, ukulele etc. Although a classical pianist and guitarist, she loves making music of all kinds and leading people in singing as a form of expression! Much of her time is spent playing jazz with a jazz sextet and doing gigs on piano and vocals in the area. Cathy is also the music director at Green Mountain Camp and plays and sings in various local nursing homes. Whether singing with children or elders, (or anyone in between), Cathy knows the power of music to create and reconnect with memories that sustain us!

Focus Groups

Each afternoon, campers gather in focus groups of all sorts. These gatherings organically emerge from informal and formal conversations at camp. Anyone can propose a focus group about something that intrigues you, and it can be a gathering of any kind. 

Here are some examples of proposed focus groups: 

Children and Risk-Why they Need It!

Our bodies are not our masterpieces-Our lives are.

Intrinsic Bias,

Ukuleles and African drums,

Developing leaders and Passing the torch,

We are so looking forward to “keeping it going” by creating a new event together that builds on a solid foundation of what came before, every year it's own creation, depending on who comes to collaborate!