Imagine a semester of 6th-9th grade exploring our 740+ acre classroom in coastal Connecticut while immersed in experiential learning, outdoor adventure, and intentional community. 

Steward offers a unique opportunity for high achieving middle school students to learn and adventure away from their regular school for a semester. Similar to existing high school semester schools, Steward fulfills and enhances required academic courses, allowing students to remain on-track academically.  Steward’s rigorous curriculum aligns with traditional academic courses while particularly focusing on hands-on environmental science and ethics.

Students spend at least four weeks of each semester on outdoor adventure expeditions. Learning how to create intentional community with a focus on sustainable practices is at the core of our program. Students leave Steward with a stronger sense of self and are prepared to think critically, communicate effectively, organize themselves independently, and to become the leaders and stewards of tomorrow.

Steward is a program of Incarnation Camp and Conference Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) with a 130+ year legacy of delivering life-changing education, retreat and camping programs to thousands of youth and adults from across the country and around the world each year.

Fall 2019Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Cohorts
Spring 2020 
February 2 -
May 15




  • 740 Acres in Eastern Connecticut
  • Mile-long, private spring-fed lake for study and recreation
  • Sports fields, roller rink, tennis courts, basketball courts
  • Working Farm
  • Organic Vegetable Garden
  • High and Low Ropes Course
  • Indoor Gymnasium
  • Maple-sugaring House
  • Woodworking, Ceramics, Music and Art Studios
  • Miles of Hiking Trails