- Est. Since1994
- Team Size10
About Kroka Expeditions
OUR MISSION: Kroka Expeditions is a non-profit wilderness expedition school based on a year-round, organic farm in Marlow, New Hampshire. We believe that consciousness and altruistic will that lives in all people can be brought forward through a living relationship with the natural world and by taking our places within the circle of community.
WHO WE ARE: Kroka was founded in 1996 by Misha Golfman and Lynne Boudreau with a simple mission: to provide high-quality outdoor programming for kids that is affordable and accessible. In the 25 years since our founding, Kroka has grown to serve 1,000 kids each year in grades K-12. True to our mission, more than 56% of our students receive financial aid and every program is offered on a sliding scale.
WHAT WE DO:
Kroka Semester School: We offer two credit-bearing experiential semester programs for high school and gap-year students. Self-sufficient expeditions are the catalyst for students to come to understand the world and themselves in new ways, learning the importance of responsibility and commitment to shared goals while discovering ways to be at home in the outdoors.
Summer Wilderness Expeditions: During the summer months Kroka offers a variety of outdoor experiences for youth ages 6 to 18. All programs share a core curriculum that includes living simply, the importance of community, as well as participants developing self-mastery through overcoming challenges faced in outdoor adventure.
Programs For Schools: Working closely with our 30 school partners, we create unique wilderness journeys that integrate expedition travel, community service, farming, and experiential academic discovery. Programs strengthen the class community and bring learning alive in ways that are not possible in the classroom.
Local Community Programs: We work with local public schools as well as homeschooled students in our area to provide afterschool, daytime, and weekend programming. Our campus sits on the border of Cheshire and Sullivan counties, where the childhood poverty rate is 40% higher than the state average at 16.8% (compared to 11.8% statewide). Local programs provide outdoor education experiences to children for whom traditional programs are inaccessible.