Grow your future.
Venture Semester is a life-changing gap year experience in food, farming, and leadership.
A leader in the nation’s farm-to-plate movement, Vermont ranks first in its commitment to raising and eating locally grown food, making it the ideal place to learn about food systems.
Venture is a very different kind of learning experience. Traditional study, often considered academic in nature, is indistinguishable from a hard day’s work, a hike in the Green Mountains, kayaking in Lake Champlain, or fishing in a mountain stream.
In keeping with VYCC’s time-tested model, participants live, learn, and adventure together as a crew guided by Crew Leaders. The crew and Crew Leaders live on the Food and Farm Program’s Richmond campus, in yurts surrounded by forest, open pastureland, and vegetable fields. All crews have access to modern amenities: bathrooms, showers, kitchens, cell service, and Wi-Fi. In this seed-to-plate experience, the crew cooks and eats together every day.
2018 SESSION DATES
Summer Session: July 13-August 10 (4 weeks), perfect for students still in school!
Fall Session: September 8-November 2 (8 weeks), a great way to figure out what comes after high school!
Learn more about the Venture Semester gap program.