Steward Semester

A semester program for students 6-9

Small Intentional Community
Hands-On Learning

740 Acre Classroom

Not all classrooms have four walls. Steward is the first and only semester school for students in grades 6-9, giving students the unique opportunity to learn and adventure away from their regular school for a semester. Steward fulfills and enhances required courses, allowing students to remain on-track academically. Our rigorous curriculum complements traditional coursework and particularly focuses on hands-on environmental science, ethics, and outdoor adventure.

With over 740 acres that contain a mile-long private lake, 13 miles of hiking trails, a farm, ropes course and more, Stewards spend most of their days growing, discovering and adventuring outdoors. Daily Environmental Outdoor Education class prepares students for outdoor adventure expeditions around New England, including: hiking on the Appalachian Trail, canoeing down the Saco River in Maine, exploring Acadia National Park, camping and surfing in Rhode Island and skiing in Vermont.

After spending a semester at Steward, students return to their public, private, parochial, and home schools prepared to think critically, communicate effectively, organize themselves independently, and be 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.


  • 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