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Fri, Apr 28


Smith College

2023 WTCW - Northampton MA

Don't miss this rare opportunity to climb in the beautiful state champions at the Smith College Arboretum. You won't believe the magic! WTCW recognizes women as all individuals who identify as female. This workshop welcomes cis-gendered women, trans, nonbinary, and gender-diverse people.

2023 WTCW - Northampton MA
2023 WTCW - Northampton MA

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2023, 12:00 PM – Apr 30, 2023, 5:00 PM

Smith College , 10 Elm Street. Northampton, Massachusetts 01063


Event Details

WTCW's  First Arbor Day event on April 28-30, 2023! where students and the public meld into a new tribe.


By registering you agree to follow our host's campus policies.  Additionally, should COVID present its ugly appearance again, we shall follow any host, state and federal COVID guidelines. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation! 

Check in:  

Check in at Noon on April 28.  Should you arrive early please feel free to check-in at the Ellery Motel or walk the campus/arboretum (self guided tour) until the event starts.  This all-inclusive workshop includes food, lodging, instruction, use of gear, networking and CEU's.  You will learn how how to climb trees while emphasizing the art and science of Arboriculture.  This safe, empowering experience will renew your spirit, allow you to bond with others curious and excited to advance their knowledge.  Most importantly, you will leave with new friends and a network of professional colleagues.  


If you need to a ride from the airport - please research car share programs (Taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc.). or if you wish to coordinate rides with other participants, please "reply all" to the group email sent once registration closes.


Students from Smith College will be staying in their dorm rooms.  Non-Students will be sleeping at the Ellery Hotel. 

We are request that all Ellery guests car pool to campus (1 mile away) to reduce our carbon footprint.


Smith College students will use their designated meal plan.  Non-Student meals & snacks are included in your registration costs!  Friday: dinner, Saturday: breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday: breakfast and lunch.  If you have food allergies, our caterer will do their best to fulfill your requests. Please provide all allergies/food restrictions in registration.

Tree Climbing Gear: 

If you have your own tree climbing gear and wish to use it at the event, please bring it with any gear inspection documentation.  Your gear shall be inspected and signed off by a WTCW team member before using.


MA spring weather changes quickly. Dress for all weather!  Please pack long pants, long sleeves, hiking (over the ankle) boots, rain and warm jackets, warm hat and gloves, and don't forget sunscreen and bug spray.  Be prepared.

Yoga & More ...

Your yoga mat and blocks want to join the fun.  If you don't have any, WTCW has some to share (first come, first serve).

Please bring your own water bottle and snack container. Water coolers are available in the field.

Consider bringing your own "utensils" to reduce your environmental footprint. Our caterer is committed to their best in keeping our waste as small as possible.

Check Out:  

Our sponsors have amazing prizes for you!  Please honor the schedule which ends at 5 pm on April 30, 2023.

Cancellation Policy: 

If you can’t attend the event, please email us asap.  Full refund available until February 20, 2023. Refund less $100 available until February 28, 2023.  After February 28, 2023 no refunds will be granted.

Thank you so much for your registration and looking forward to climbing with you soon!


  • Smith College Non-Student

    WTCW non student registration & Online registration fee ($30)

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  • Smith College Student

    If $50.00 is a barrier to your participation, additional Student scholarship funds are available. Please email Sarah Loomis: to discuss options.

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  • Smith College Full Scholarship

    Register with this option if you were awarded a full scholarship

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