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January 2019

Wilderness First Aid (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]

January 19 @ 8:00 am - January 20 @ 5:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

|8:00 am to 5:00 pm | WFA $175 Wilderness First Responder Recert / Wilderness EMT Recert $185 pp, w/ CPR $225pp 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…

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February 2019

Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]

February 9 @ 8:00 am - February 10 @ 5:00 pm

|8:00 am to 5:00 pm | WFA $175 Wilderness First Responder Recert / Wilderness EMT Recert $185 pp, w/ CPR $225pp 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…

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Winter Survival and Animal Tracking 101: Teen and Adult

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
$60 – $90

Feb. 10th |10:00 am to 4:30 pm | A full-day animal tracking and winter wilderness skills under the instruction of Jim Bruchac, Ndakinna Director and co-author of Scats & Tracks of The Northeast. Traveling by snowshoe, participants will both explore the stories found in animal tracks they find as well as learn such key winter survival skills as natural insulation, shelter building, fire-making, natural navigation, and more . Dress for the weather and bring a bag lunch. Snowshoe rental available.…

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Ndakinna Fundraiser: How to Make Maple Syrup with a Maple Product Taste Testing

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

Feb. 23rd I 6:00-7:30 pm I Suggested Donation: $12 Adults, $7 for Children under 12 Join Retired DEC Forester and long time Maple Producer John Hastings for an evening talk on the history and basics of making Maple Syrup from the trees near your home. Whether you want to set up a few buckets on a couple of trees or run a modern tubing system in a woodlot, learn the necessary steps needed to start producing your own maple syrup…

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March 2019

Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]

March 9 @ 8:00 am - March 10 @ 5:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

|8:00 am to 5:00 pm | WFA $175 Wilderness First Responder Recert / Wilderness EMT Recert $185 pp, w/ CPR $225pp 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…

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Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]

March 30 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

|8:00 am to 5:00 pm | WFA $175 Wilderness First Responder Recert / Wilderness EMT Recert $185 pp, w/ CPR $225pp 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…

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April 2019

Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]

April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

|8:00 am to 5:00 pm | WFA $175 Wilderness First Responder Recert / Wilderness EMT Recert $185 pp, w/ CPR $225pp 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…

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Author Talk with Melissa Otis: Rural Indigenousness: A History of Iroquoian and Algonquian Peoples of the Adirondacks

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

Join us for an evening book reading, signing, and panel discussion with Melissa Otis, author of Rural Indigenousness: A History of Iroquoian and Algonquian Peoples of the Adirondacks. Joining Otis for a panel discussion of the book will be Abenaki authors Joe Bruchac, and his sister Margaret Bruchac. Margaret Bruchac has recently released Savage Kin, which will also be available for sale and signing. We're also glad to welcome back Northshire Books! They will have copies of both books and…

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Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Resert [Adult & Teen]

April 27 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

|8:00 am to 5:00 pm | WFA $175 Wilderness First Responder Recert / Wilderness EMT Recert $185 pp, w/ CPR $225pp 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…

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May 2019

Michael Jerling and Bob Warren Concert

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where the Song Is - Bob Warren & Michael Jerling in concert Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 7pm $25 Adults, $15 Students For nearly forty years, Bob Warren and Michael Jerling have enjoyed a musical connection that, like their friendship, grows deeper with time. Both have sung and played on the each other's projects, both on stage and in the studio. Each has been a sounding board for the other, lending a supportive and critical ear. Jerling and Warren will…

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Adirondack Pack Basket Class with Aaron Wood

May 18 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

Traditional Ash Splint Basket Making with Aaron Wood (May 18-19, 10-5, Teen and Adult) Standard Level: $135 Donation Level: $175. Materials: $50 for medium size Pack Basket, including Canvas Straps Join us and Aaron Wood for a 2 day course, Saturday and Sunday May 18-19 in the art of traditional Adirondack Pack Basket making! Learn the ins and outs of how to weave ash splints and make your very own pack basket to take home. Please note that the basket…

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June 2019

Let’s Talk Owl! An Evening Chat and Woods Walk at Ndakinna

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come to Ndakinna Education Center for an evening talk about the nocturnal raptors in your own backyard. You probably haven’t seen them, but you’ve most likely heard them at some point! They come in many shapes and sizes, and they all have their own story to tell.   Tim Demers would like to share his experiences working with Spotted Owls in California and talk about the owl species that we have in our area, and what we can do to…

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July 2019

Awasos Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 8-12) Session 1

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 19 @ 4:00 pm
$325 – $375

Session 1: July 15-19 (M-F | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $325, Donation Level: $375 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. 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…

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Martial Arts and Wilderness Camp (Ages 8-13)

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 19 @ 4:00 pm
$325 – $375

July 15 - July 19 (Mon-Fri | 9:00am to 4:00pm) | Standard Level: $325, Donation Level: $375 Led by Ndakinna Director James Bruchac, a wilderness survival expert and fifth degree black belt as well as other highly trained martial arts instructors and wilderness staff, participants will learn the basics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, 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…

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

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 24 @ 4:00 pm
$200 – $250

Session 1: July 22-24 (Mon-Wed | 9:00am to 4:00pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $200, Donation Level: $250 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 8-12) Session 2

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 4:00 pm
$325 – $375

Session 2: July 22-26 (M-F | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $325, Donation Level: $375 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. 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…

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Asban Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 5-7) Session 2

July 29 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 4:00 pm
$200 – $250

Session 2: July 29-31 (Mon-Wed | 9:00am to 4:00pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $200, Donation Level: $250 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 8-12) Session 3

July 29 @ 9:00 am - August 2 @ 4:00 pm
$325 – $375

Session 3: July 29-August 2 (M-F | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $325, Donation Level: $375 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. The camp will also feature special off site field trips throughout all sessions. In case of bad weather programming will take place inside our…

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Molsem Teen Wilderness Adventure Camp (Ages 13-16)

July 29 @ 9:00 am - August 2 @ 4:00 pm
$325 – $375

July 29 - August 2 (Mon-Fri | 9:00am to 4:00pm) | Standard Level: $325, Donation Level: $375 A full week of intensive wilderness skills, Native American games, group challenges, Animal Tracking, nature awareness, hiking, Native stories and daily visits to our adventure challenge course. 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.  

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August 2019

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

August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 9 @ 6:00 pm
$500 – $650

August 5-9 (Mon-Fri | 8:00am to 6:00pm) with one overnight | Standard Level: $500, Donation Level: $650   **THIS CAMP IS WAITING LIST ONLY, CURRENTLY FULL** Led by Ndakinna Director James Bruchac, this travel camp will include a mix of wilderness training and field trips into the Adirondacks. Field trips will include climbing at least one high peak, an Adirondack canoe trip, and a one night sleep over trek. Participants will learn a host of ancient and modern wilderness skills…

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Asban Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 5-8) Session 3

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 14 @ 4:00 pm
$200 – $250

Session 3: August 12-14 (Mon-Wed | 9:00am to 4:00pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $200, Donation Level: $250 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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Nadawaha Wilderness Survival Day Camp (Ages 9-14)

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 15 @ 5:00 pm
$275 – $325

August 12-15 (Mon-Thu | 9:00am to 5:00pm) | Standard Level: $275, Donation Level: $325 Become a Nadawaha; the Abenaki word for woodland scout. Led by author, storyteller and wilderness survival expert James Bruchac, participants ages 9-14 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 skills are…

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September 2019

Mushroom Walk with Ken Kleinpeter

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Ken Kleinpeter for a walk in the woods at Ndakinna Education Center Sunday, September 15th, 2019 from 10:00 to Noon. Ken has been a forager of mushrooms for more than 30 years. While he is not a mycologist and will not be able to identify every mushroom in the woods, he can give a basic overview for safe and satisfying mushroom foraging. You will learn about families of mushroom, and how to distinguish them. He can identify most of…

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Saratoga Native American Festival

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Congress Park, 1 E Congress St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
free

September 22nd | 10:00-4:30 | Free Admission A Celebration of Northeastern Native Culture Join us on September 22nd, 2019 as the popular Saratoga Native American Festival returns to Saratoga Springs at a new location this year – the historic Congress Park in the heart of downtown Saratoga (390 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866).  Activities will be held indoors and outdoors, rain or shine! The festival offers authentic northeastern Native American drumming and dance, storytelling, music, crafts, art and native food.…

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October 2019

Make your own Harvest Basket! Traditional Ash Splint Basket Making with Aaron Wood

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
$65 – $80

Traditional Ash Splint Basket Making with Aaron Wood (October 20th, 10-3,Teen and Adult) Standard Level: $95 Donation Level: $110 Join us and Aaron Wood for a 5 hour course Sunday, October 20th, in the art of traditional basket making! Learn the ins and outs of how to weave ash splints and make your very own 12" wide and 6" deep harvest basket to take home. Please note that the basket making materials are included in the program price. Aaron Wood…

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