The educational programs of Ahimsa Village are based
on natural earth cycles. We try to incorporate experiential
learning into all that we do. We feel that this is the only way to
start to reconnect with the natural world.
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philosophy is based on the following principles:
- Nurturing seeds of compassion
- Offering subject-centered and group learning
- Using world as an educational resource
- Valuing and encouraging the manifestation of
- Giving youth the responsibility for their own
- Encouraging youth to be curious about their
world and to strive for deep understanding
- Teaching problem-solving skills
- Enhancing connections of all kinds
- Offering educational programs that are
specifically designed to guide youth toward living more
compassionate, harmonious, engaged, and empowered lives
- Helping youth develop into whole human beings
and find meaning in their lives
Ahimsa Village conducts a yearly summer camp for
youth 12 - 18. This day camp features creating art and crafts
from natural materials, gardening, swimming, hiking, environmental
education projects and other outdoor educational activities. Click
here to view pictures from the 2007 camp. Please visit the
summer camp web page to learn more.
We are available to give tours of Ahimsa Village and
the surrounding fields and woods to school groups. Please contact
us to learn more.
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School of Living-
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Free the Children-
Me to We- http://www.metowe.com
Kids Making a Difference-
Youth Leadership Institute-http://www.yli.org
Hardy Girls Healthy Women-
Please contact Kelle Kersten at 814-355-0850 or
discuss how Ahimsa Village can work with your children or school group.