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March 2021

Beginner’s Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online):The Four Senses

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - March 28 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner's Guide to Abenaki: The Four Senses During our Beginner's Guide to Abenaki, students will learn to confidently construct their own basic sentences based on carefully selected models. Each class will begin with a single key word that students will then learn more of the language off of.  Special focus will be given on the imperative form, as well as the incorporation of adjectives and adverbs.  Classes will include games, songs, group…

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Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language (Online): The Four Senses

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - March 28 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intermediate Abenaki: The Four Senses Our intermediate class is designed to enable the speaker to not only converse in Abenaki, but teach it to others. Each class will build directly off the material introduced in the beginner class, making it accessible to beginners who are interested in taking both levels at the same time. Our intermediate course will have a focus on additional inflections and expansions to words and phrases, with a…

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Sogalikas Storytelling Evening (All Ages) (ONLINE ONLY)

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$7 – $10

March 19th | 6:00 to 8:00 pm | Suggested donation $10 (ONLINE ONLY) We're proud to present our eighth annual Sogalikas (Sugaring Moon) Native American Story and Music Night. This evening of Native tales and music will be hosted by members of the well-known Bruchac family and other special guests. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, this event will be streamed via zoom.

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April 2021

Spring Tracking & Adventure Camp (Ages 5½-7)

April 5 @ 9:00 am - April 6 @ 4:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$115 – $205

4/5-6 Standard Level: $155, Donation Level: $205 Participants join Ndakinna's Jesse Bruchac for a two day 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. There is also…

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Spring Tracking & Adventure Camp (Ages 8-13)

April 7 @ 9:00 am - April 9 @ 4:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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4/7-4/9 Standard Level: $225, Donation Level: $275 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. Participants 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…

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July 2021

Asban Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 5-7) Session 1

July 19 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm

Session 1: July 19-21 (Mon-Wed | 9:00am to 4:00pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $230, Donation Level: $285 Three 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.  Bring a…

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Awasos Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 10-12) Session 1

July 19 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 4:00 pm

Session 1: July 19-23 (M-F | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $375, Donation Level: $425 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 is a full-day of flatwater kayaking. The camp will also feature special off site field trips throughout all sessions. In case of bad weather programming will take place inside our Education center. Session 2, and…

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Nolka Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 8-9) Session 1

July 19 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 4:00 pm

Session 1: July 19-22 (M-TH | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $300, Donation Level: $375 Four days of wilderness skills, Native American games, group challenges, Animal Tracking, nature awareness, hiking, Native stories and daily visits to our adventure challenge course. In case of bad weather programming will take place inside our Education center. Session 2, and 3 include a wealth of new skills, stories, and activities. Bring a bag lunch and dress for adventure. Group will at times…

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Nadawaha Wilderness Survival Day Camp (Ages 9-11)

July 26 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm

July 26-29 (Mon-Thu) | 9:00am to 5:00pm) | Session Pricing: Standard Level: $340, Donation Level: $415 Become a Nadawaha; the Abenaki word for woodland scout. Led by author, storyteller and wilderness survival expert James Bruchac, participants ages 9-12 will learn a host of ancient and modern survival skills. After setting up a base camp deep within the Ndakinna preserve, participants will focus on primitive shelter making, navigation, basic wild edibles, camp craft, fire by friction, and nature awareness. While similar…

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Naozat Wilderness Survival Day Camp (Ages 12-16)

July 26 @ 9:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

July 26-30 (Mon-Fri) | 9:00am to 5:00pm) | Session Pricing: Standard Level: $425, Donation Level: $485 Become a Naozat; the Abenaki word for animal tracker. Led by author, storyteller and wilderness survival expert James Bruchac, participants ages 9-12 will learn a host of ancient and modern survival skills. After setting up a base camp deep within the Ndakinna preserve, participants will focus on primitive shelter making, navigation, basic wild edibles, camp craft, fire by friction, and nature awareness. While similar…

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August 2021

Asban Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 5-8) Session 2

August 2 @ 9:00 am - August 4 @ 4:00 pm

Session 2: August 2-4 (Mon-Wed | 9:00am to 4:00pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $230, Donation Level: $285 Three 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. Bring a…

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Awasos Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 10-12) Session 2

August 2 @ 9:00 am - August 6 @ 4:00 pm

Session 2: August 2-6 (M-F | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $375, Donation Level: $425 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 is a full-day of flatwater kayaking. The camp will also feature special off site field trips throughout all sessions. In case of bad weather programming will take place inside our Education center. Session 2 and…

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Nolka Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 8-9) Session 2

August 2 @ 9:00 am - August 5 @ 4:00 pm

Session 2: August 2-5 (M-TH | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $300, Donation Level: $375 Four days of wilderness skills, Native American games, group challenges, Animal Tracking, nature awareness, hiking, Native stories and daily visits to our adventure challenge course. In case of bad weather programming will take place inside our Education center. Session 2, and 3 include a wealth of new skills, stories, and activities. Bring a bag lunch and dress for adventure. Group will at times…

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Adirondack Pathfinders Wilderness Skills and Expeditions (Ages 12-16)

August 9 @ 8:00 am - August 13 @ 6:00 pm
$500 – $650

August 9-13 (Mon-Fri | 8:00am to 6:00pm)| Standard Level: $500, Donation Level: $650   Led by Ndakinna Director James Bruchac, this camp will include a mix of wilderness training and field trips into the Adirondacks. Participants will learn a host of ancient and modern wilderness skills such as animal tracking and survival skills including shelter making, land navigation, and fire by friction. Along with their wilderness exploration, participants learn numerous basic to advanced awareness through activities and games. From navigation…

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Asban Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 5-7) Session 3

August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 4:00 pm

August 16-18 (Mon-Wed | 9:00am to 4:00pm)   Session Pricing: Standard Level: $230, Donation Level: $285 Three 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. Bring a bag…

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Awasos Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 10-12) Session 3

August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm

August 16-20 (M-F | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $375, Donation Level: $425 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 is a full-day of flat-water kayaking. In case of bad weather, programming will take place inside the educational center. Bring a bag lunch and dress for adventure. The group will at times be divided up into two…

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Nolka Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 8-9) Session 3

August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm

Session 3: August 16-19 (M-TH | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $300, Donation Level: $375 Four days of wilderness skills, Native American games, group challenges, Animal Tracking, nature awareness, hiking, Native stories and daily visits to our adventure challenge course. In case of bad weather programming will take place inside our Education center. Session 2, and 3 include a wealth of new skills, stories, and activities. Bring a bag lunch and dress for adventure. Group will at times…

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