The Bearcamp Center for Sustainable Community is an organization located on the historic Perkins Farm in South Tamworth, committed to working with many to do good works in the heart of Carroll County, New Hampshire. According to the Institute for Sustainable Communities, “(a) sustainable community takes into account, and addresses, multiple human needs, not just one at the exclusion of all others. It is a place where people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives feel welcome and safe, where every group has a seat at the…table, and where prosperity is shared.”

We believe that learning is a rigorous and joyful pursuit which calls on each individual’s talents and interests and promotes appreciation of the interconnectedness of people and places. We support intellectual, social, and ethical development as integral to solving challenges facing our human and natural ecosystems. We engage in meaningful work, learn by doing, develop an ethic of stewardship, solve real problems, and provide service to others.

Mission of The Bearcamp Center

Core Values

  • Act responsibly with all people and places
  • Honor the individual
  • Connect with the natural world
  • Face challenges with courage
  • Boldly address inequity