Field Term is a trimester-long, place-based immersion experience. Students will live, explore, and learn together at a stunning site in New Hampshire’s Belknap Mountains. Trading their dorm rooms for cabins, students will learn applied skills and discover the connective tissue that links science, mathematics, the humanities, and art. The three pillars of this unique program are place-based education, intentional technology integration, and outdoor skills and leadership.
2021 Program Dates: September 6-November 20
Field Term is open to returning Brewster sophomores, juniors, seniors and to first year post-graduate students.
Learn more about the program on this quick information sheet.
Contact Field Term Director Ben Rendall with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE, EXPLORE, AND LEARN TOGETHER
Field Term Director Ben Rendall '07 explains the mission of Field Term is to educate students through both heart and mind as we enable them to be future stewards of our planet. In this video, he discusses the importance of self-efficacy, why it's important for the students' future, and how Field Term develops it through intentional programming.
Life in Field Term
Students divide their days at Camp Bell between classes, outdoor activities, and shared downtime - although each element takes on the unique experience of being immersed in the natural world. This placed-based education creates countless opportunities for connections between learning and real-world application. Learn more and view a sample daily schedule on the program sheet here.
Field term takes place at Camp Bell in Gilmanton, N.H., a short 35 minutes from the Brewster campus. Easy access to Manning lake, Round Pond, and the Suncook watershed provides a wealth of diverse outdoor learning settings, while the on-site admin building serves as the main indoor classroom, computer lab, and WiFi access point for students.
Costs and Supplies
The Field Term trimester-long program is covered by a student’s regular Brewster tuition; however, there may be special supplies they need to bring. Essentials include hiking boots, a sturdy rain coat, a field journal, and a camera. (Mountain bike optional!)