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MARCH 2014

Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]March 29-30 |8:00 am to 5:00 pm | $170  (FULL)Led by Clark Hayward, Director of Adirondack Wilderness Medicine, this 16-hour course is designed for the wilderness professional and recommended for anyone who spends a lot of time in the outdoors. Through a combination of lecture and plenty of hands-on activities, including role-playing wilderness accident scenarios, participants will learn how to deal with variety of injuries and potentially life threatening situations in a wilderness setting. Text and handouts included in price of the course. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dress for the outdoors and unexpected weather. Bring a bag lunch. FULL

 APRIL- JUNE 2014

Spring Tracking & Adventure Camp (Ages 6-8)
4/14-4/16 (Three Days)| 9:00 am to 4:00 pm | $170
Participants join expert tracker Jim Bruchac (co-author of three Scats and Tracks books – covering the Northeast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic) for an outdoor adventure to learn how to identify basic mammal tracks (fox, coyote, deer, raccoon, and more) and make plaster casts. Kids will be using the adjacent 80-acre Nature Preserve as well as our extensive animal tracks collection. Also included will be various Native American legends, awareness games and activities to further heighten participants understanding of the natural world and Native American culture. New addition will be a daily low ropes course challenge on our brand new ropes course. $10 off for each additional immediate family member.

Spring Tracking & Adventure Camp: (Ages 9-12)
4/14-4/17 (Four Days)| 9:00 am to 4:00 pm | $220
Participants join expert tracker Jim Bruchac (co-author of three Scats and Tracks books – covering the Northeast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic) for an outdoor adventure to learn how to identify basic mammal tracks (fox, coyote, deer, raccoon, and more) and make plaster casts. Kids will be using the adjacent 80-acre Nature Preserve as well as our extensive animal tracks collection. Also included will be various Native American legends, awareness games and activities to further heighten participants understanding of the natural world and Native American culture. New addition will be a daily low ropes course challenge on our brand new ropes course. $15 off for each additional immediate family member.

Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]
April 26-27|8:00 am to 5:00 pm | $170 Led by Clark Hayward, Director of Adirondack Wilderness Medicine, this 16-hour course is designed for the wilderness professional and recommended for anyone who spends a lot of time in the outdoors. Through a combination of lecture and plenty of hands-on activities, including role-playing wilderness accident scenarios, participants will learn how to deal with variety of injuries and potentially life threatening situations in a wilderness setting. Text and handouts included in price of the course. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dress for the outdoors and unexpected weather. Bring a bag lunch.



Spring Wilderness Skills Weekend!

Spring Tracks & Scats Workshop [Adult & Teen]
5/17| 10:00 am to 3:00 pm | $65, Both Days $120
A full-day of animal tracking under the instruction of Ndakinna Director, James Bruchac. Participants will learn the art of animal tracking from basic to advanced footprint and scat identification to locating and aging tracks in a variety of terrains. Through hands-on learning activities, participants will test their new skills during a mid-day tracking field trip into the surrounding nature preserve. Prior experience a plus but not required. Bring a bag lunch. Detailed hand-outs and certificate of participation included. Those that stay for the second day will benefit from additional field study.

Lost in the Woods! Wilderness Survival and Navigation Basics [Adult & Teen]
5/18
| 9:00 am to 4:30 pm | $75, Both Days $120
Did you miss the Backwoods Winter Survival and Snowshoe Trek? No worries, come spend a full-day in the woods with Ndakinna Director James Bruchac learning basic to advanced emergency wilderness skills and survival techniques. Participants will spend a day both on and off-trail learning skills such as primitive and modern land navigation, shelter construction, animal tracking field study, finding water, basic wild edibles, wilderness firemaking, natural insulation, rescue signaling and more.
From basic map & compass use to the use of the sun, moon, stars, trees, moss, animals and beyond - this is a class that anyone who spends time in the outdoors shouldn't miss. Could you make it without your GPS? Take this class and you can! Bring a bag lunch.

Roy Hurd in Concert (All Ages )
5/18, 4:00-6:00| $16 per participant, $18 at door (50% off for Wilderness Skills Participants) Roy Hurd is a dynamic performer and a world-class singer/songwriter. In the years he has been performing, Roy has played his brand of mountain music nationally, and has developed a following unparalleled in the Adirondack Mountains. Roy's song Adirondack Blue has become a modern-day Adirondack anthem, and his recordings are regional best sellers. The performance runs from 4:00-6:00 on Sunday, May 18, and is sure to be a good time!

Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]
May 24-25|8:00 am to 5:00 pm | $170 Led by Clark Hayward, Director of Adirondack Wilderness Medicine, this 16-hour course is designed for the wilderness professional and recommended for anyone who spends a lot of time in the outdoors. Through a combination of lecture and plenty of hands-on activities, including role-playing wilderness accident scenarios, participants will learn how to deal with variety of injuries and potentially life threatening situations in a wilderness setting. Text and handouts included in price of the course. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dress for the outdoors and unexpected weather. Bring a bag lunch.

Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]
JUNE 7-8|8:00 am to 5:00 pm | $170 Led by Clark Hayward, Director of Adirondack Wilderness Medicine, this 16-hour course is designed for the wilderness professional and recommended for anyone who spends a lot of time in the outdoors. Through a combination of lecture and plenty of hands-on activities, including role-playing wilderness accident scenarios, participants will learn how to deal with variety of injuries and potentially life threatening situations in a wilderness setting. Text and handouts included in price of the course. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dress for the outdoors and unexpected weather. Bring a bag lunch.

Father's Day Family Wilderness Adventure [Ages 6&Up]
6/15, 1pm-4:30pm | $15 per participant
Join us for a Family Wilderness this Father’s Day (June 16th)! Led by Ndakinna Director James Bruchac, family participants will take part in a variety of wilderness skills. From shelter building to animal tracking, elements on our new Ropes Challenge course and a variety of Native American games, this is sure to be an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Our standard release and registration form still need to be sent in.


Yellowstone Trip
[Adult & Teen]

JUNE TBA | Weeklong| $Call

JULY - SEPTEMBER 2014

Wilderness Navigation Essentials (Adult & Teen)
TBA
| 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | $50
During this course participants will learn just about every way (besides GPS) you can navigate through the woods. From basic map & compass use to the use of the sun, moon, stars, trees, moss, animals and beyond - this is a class that anyone who spends time in the outdoors shouldn't miss. Could you make it without your GPS? Take this class and you can!

Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]
JULY 12-13|8:00 am to 5:00 pm | $170 Led by Clark Hayward, Director of Adirondack Wilderness Medicine, this 16-hour course is designed for the wilderness professional and recommended for anyone who spends a lot of time in the outdoors. Through a combination of lecture and plenty of hands-on activities, including role-playing wilderness accident scenarios, participants will learn how to deal with variety of injuries and potentially life threatening situations in a wilderness setting. Text and handouts included in price of the course. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dress for the outdoors and unexpected weather. Bring a bag lunch.

Kid's Wilderness & Storytelling Camp (Ages 6-8)9:00- 4:00
7/14-18
Session 1: (Mon-Fri) - $275 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
7/21-25 Session 2:(Mon-Fri) - $275 ($525 for any two sessions)
7/28-8/1 Session 3:(Mon-Fri) - $275 ($775 for all three sessions)
Five days of outdoor fun including wilderness skills, animal tracking, Native American games, storytelling and daily visits to our adventure challenge course. Taking place at the Ndakinna Education Center with miles of nature trails, Native American wigwams, and other educational exhibits. In case of bad weather programming will take place inside our Education center with 3,200 square feet of teaching space. Session 2 builds on Session 1 with plenty of new stories and activities as well as a day of rock climbing.Session 3 builds on two. If possible, first time campers should start with session one. Returning campers can take their pick. Bring a bag lunch and dress for the outdoors.
$15 off for each additional immediate family member. Click Here to Send in a Deposit online

Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 9-11) 9:00 - 4:00
7/14-18
Session 1:(Monday-Friday) - $300 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

7/21-25 Session 2:(Monday-Friday) - $300 ($550 for any two sessions)
7/28-8/1 Session 3:(Monday-Friday) - $300 ($800 for all three sessions)
A full week of wilderness skills, Native American games, group challenges, Animal Tracking, nature awareness, hiking, Native stories and daily visits to our adventure challenge course. Also included in sessions 1 and 3 is a full-day of flat water kayaking. In case of bad weather programming will take place inside our Education center. Session 2 includes a wealth of new skills, stories, and activities. Bring a bag lunch and dress for adventure, as well as a day of Rock climbing! $20  off for each additional immediate family member. Click Here to Send in a Deposit online

Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 11-14) 9:00 - 4:00
7/14-18 Session 1:(Monday-Friday) - $300 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm
7/21-25 Session 2:(Monday-Friday) - $300 ($550 for any two sessions)
7/28-8/1 Session 3:(Monday-Friday) - $300 ($800 for all three sessions)
A full week of wilderness skills, Native American games, group challenges, Animal Tracking, nature awareness, hiking, Native stories and daily visits to our adventure challenge course. Also included in sessions 1 and 3 is a full-day of flatwater kayaking. In case of bad weather programming will take place inside our Education center. Session 2 includes a wealth of new skills, stories, and activities and a day of rock climbing! Bring a bag lunch and dress for adventure.  $20  off for each additional immediate family member. Click Here to Send in a Deposit online

Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]
JULY 26-27|8:00 am to 5:00 pm | $170 Led by Clark Hayward, Director of Adirondack Wilderness Medicine, this 16-hour course is designed for the wilderness professional and recommended for anyone who spends a lot of time in the outdoors. Through a combination of lecture and plenty of hands-on activities, including role-playing wilderness accident scenarios, participants will learn how to deal with variety of injuries and potentially life threatening situations in a wilderness setting. Text and handouts included in price of the course. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dress for the outdoors and unexpected weather. Bring a bag lunch.


 Jr. Pathfinders Wilderness Training [Ages 10 -12 ]
(OVERNIGHT) 8/4-6 | (Mon - Wed) $275 9:00 am (Mon) - 4:00 pm (Wed). Run by Ndakinna Director James Bruchac, This program is made for kids who want to learn some serious wilderness skills including spending at least one night in a shelter of their own construction. During these three days participants will learn both basic-advanced wilderness survival, animal tracking and awareness skills. Participants will also take part in both day and night wilderness awareness activities and Native games. Bring a bag lunch for Wednesday. Participants must provide their own camping gear.
 $15 off for each additional immediate family member. Click Here to Send in a Deposit online

Pathfinders Wilderness Training and Adirondack Canoe Trip [Ages 12 -16] (OVERNIGHT)
8/4-9 (Monday - Saturday) | $600
Led by Ndakinna Director James Bruchac participants will learn a host of ancient and modern wilderness skills from the tracking of wild animals to survival skills such as shelter making, land navigation, and fire by friction. Participants will spend their first two days at Ndakinna Education Center grounds. Along with plenty of hiking and off-trail exploration participants will take part in numerous basic to advanced awareness activities and games (day& night) as well as enjoy Native American Tales around the glow of the campfire. During the last three days, participants will travel
by canoe deep into the Adirondack wilderness with James Bruchac and master Adirondack Guide Gary Marchuk for a true back country adventure. During this three day trip, participants will learn a host of additional back country skills. From basic to advanced water navigation to camp craft, it is an experience of a lifetime. Transportation to and from the Adirondacks is provided from Ndakinna. Participants must provide their own camping gear. The camp runs from 9 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Friday. Space is limited - sign up now! $25 off for each additional immediate family member. Click Here to Send in a Deposit online

 
Martial Arts and Wilderness Camp [Ages 8-12]
8/12-15 (Tuesday-Friday) | $225
 

Led by Ndakinna Director and fifth degree black belt James Bruchac and other trained staff, participants will learn the basics of kyokushin Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing and self-defense. Between training sessions, participants will also enjoy Native American storytelling and wilderness activities in the surrounding nature preserve. These team-based activities and native games have a special focus on leadership and character development. The martial arts portion contains partner drills, but will no full out sparring. Camp runs Tuesday thru Friday, August 12-15 from 9:00-4:00. Cost is $225 and each participant will take home the provided Martial arts attire. Participants should bring a bag lunch and dress for the outdoors. No prior experience is required!  $15 off for each additional immediate family member.

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2013


Saratoga Native American Festival (ALL AGES)
SEPT 20-21| Free and open to the public!
For More information, Visit http://www.saratoganativefestival.com/site/

Scary Story Night ( All Ages )
October 25| $7 Adults, $5 Children under 12
On this dark and scary Saturday in late October, we're proud to present the Fifteenth Annual SCARY STORY NIGHT. This evening of spooky Native tales will be hosted by the well-known storytelling trio of Joseph, James, and Jesse Bruchac. The first performance will focus on stories that may be a bit frightening, but not too scary for smaller children. The second performance will include some truly terrifying tales, including readings from Joseph and James Bruchac's best known books. The event will also include our annual pre-carved Pumpkin Contest. Ages 12 and under may vie for prizes in the following categories: Scariest, Most Original and Funniest Jack-o-Lanterns. Parents are invited to bring in their child's pre-carved pumpkins by 6:30 pm for judging. Stories will be held outdoors for the second half, so dress for warmth. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held strictly indoors. Light refreshments will be offered including cider, cookies and donuts.

Jamcrackers! (Dan Berggren, Dan Duggan, and Peggy Lynn) (All Ages )
11/16, 3:00-5:00| $15 per participant, $17 at door Seasoned solo performers Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan have combined talents to create the dynamic trio Jamcrackers, named in honor of the river drivers who broke up log jams. They worked hard to find solutions, to get things rolling again, and it was a job that couldn't be done alone. Dan, Peggy, and Dan feel the same way about their music. These good friends and accomplished musicians bring a rare blend of humor, history, and musical spirit to their performances.