Strafford is a town in Orange County, of the "Eastern Vermont Gateway" region. The town was named after Benning Wentworth's cousin, William Wentworth, the Earl of Strafford, who served as an aide to the King and Member of Parliament.
Strafford was one of thirteen Vermont towns isolated by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Some notable people from the area include: Edmund "Tad" Coffin, a saddle maker & Olympic equestrian; William Sloane Coffin, a clergyman & activist; and Justin Smith Morrill, a congressman & senator.
Children will learn about the natural world by experiencing the wonder and beauty of the outdoors at the Morrill Homestead. A particular theme is woven together each day through hands-on activities involving literature, songs, games, outdoor explorations, arts, crafts and more. This weeklong adventure presents daily opportunities for fostering social and pre-elementary skills through play and learning times. Program leader Kate Hill has been a teacher at the Newton School in South Strafford, Vermont for the past 9 years and is a mother to two high-energy boys. She has a Masters in Education and her diverse background in education includes creating activities for young children in the natural world at the Montshire Museum Preschool Summer Camp and the Ohana Family Camp. Before joining the Newton School staff, Kate worked for several years in preschool education in the Upper Valley. Sponsored by: Wells River Savings Bank