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September 2020

Skamonkas Wilderness Adventure Camp (Tu-Fri) Ages 8-12

September 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - September 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

September 8-11 (Tu-Fri | 9am to 4pm) Enjoy the last few days of Summer this September (Skamonkas) at Ndakinna! This Tuesday through Friday camp is full of wilderness skills, Native American games, group challenges, animal tracking, nature awareness, hiking, Native American stories, and daily visits to our adventure challenge course. We understand that online schooling may begin Thursday. Ndakinna does have WiFi available, and will make allowances in our schedule for children to attend classes. Camp is also available for…

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Niben Wilderness Adventure and Storytelling Camp (Tu-Th, Ages 5-7)

September 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

WAITLIST ONLY!! CONTACT FOR INFORMATION   September 8-10 (Tuesday-Thursday | 9:00am to 4:00pm) Enjoy the final days of summer (niben) at Ndakinna! 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…

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October 2020

Awighiganikok (From What’s Written) Abenaki Stories and Lessons
 (Online)

October 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - October 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Awighiganikok (From What’s Written), Abenaki Stories and Lessons Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Thursdays & Sundays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

The goal of this Abenaki Language course is to offer students the opportunity to become familiar with essential historic Abenaki language texts. This will allow them to be used in our continuing language reclamation efforts as they were intended by their authors. 

The course will be taught using the writings…

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January 2021

Alamikos Storytelling Evening (Online Only)

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $10 or more per Zoom. Help Ndakinna celebrate the New Year! On the last Friday night in late January, we're proud to present the first Alamikos Storytelling Evening. Alamikos, means the Greetings Maker Moon. It is a time for giving thanks to one another, asking for forgiveness and sharing stories to brighten the cold winter nights. This evening of Native tales will be hosted by the well-known storytelling trio of Joseph, James, and Jesse Bruchac. Due to Covid-19,…

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February 2021

Winter Wilderness Adventure & Storytelling Camp [Ages 6-8]

February 15 @ 10:00 am - February 16 @ 4:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$135 – $185

::FULL, WAITLIST ONLY::     Children (6-8) - Standard Level: $135, Donation Level: $185 2/15-16 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm |Run by Assistant Director Jesse Bruchac, this is two full days of both indoor and outdoor activities from shelter making and animal tracking to Native American games, crafts and storytelling. Dress for the outdoors and bring a bag lunch. Due to Covid-19, this camp has been reduced to 2 days and participation is limited to 15 participants. Masks are…

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Winter Wilderness Adventure Camp [Ages 9-13]

February 17 @ 10:00 am - February 19 @ 4:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$195 – $245

Youth (9-13) - Standard Level: $195, Donation Level: $245 2/17-19 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Run by Director James Bruchac, this is three days of indoor and outdoor winter activities from snowshoeing to animal tracking, shelter building, Native American games, basic winter survival and more. Dress for outdoor adventure (bring snowshoes if you have them). Bring a bag lunch.   Due to Covid-19, this camp has been reduced to 3 days and participation is limited to 15 participants.…

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March 2021

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

::WAITLIST ONLY::   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.…

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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 ::WAITLIST ONLY:: 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…

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May 2021

Conversational Abenaki (Online)

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - May 30 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Conversational Abenaki: Open to all, no prior experience with the language is required. This course is built entirely around everyday essential conversational phrases utilizing recordings of heritage speakers as our guide to both learn to hear and say each phrase with confidence. Similar to our Intro to Abenaki Course, classes are taught using elements of immersion, games, songs, stories and built around the Abenaki culture.  Includes a certificate of completion in Conversational…

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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 ::WAITLIST ONLY:: 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. …

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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) ::WAITLIST ONLY:: 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…

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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 ::WAITLIST ONLY:: 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…

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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   ::WAITLIST ONLY:: 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…

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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   ::Waitlist Only:: 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.…

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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 ::WAITLIST ONLY:: 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…

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Beginner’s Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - August 29 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner's Guide to Abenaki 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 activities, and lesson…

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Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language (Online)

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - August 29 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intermediate Abenaki 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 special focus on…

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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 ::WAITLIST ONLY:: 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…

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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   ::WAITLIST ONLY::   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.…

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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) ::WAITLIST ONLY::   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…

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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 ::WAITLIST ONLY:: 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…

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Nadawaha Wilderness Survival Day Camp (Ages 9-11)

August 30 @ 9:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm

August 30- September 2nd (Mon-Thu) | 9:00am to 5:00pm) | Session Pricing: Standard Level: $340, Donation Level: $415   ::waitlist only:: 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,…

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Naozat Wilderness Survival Day Camp (Ages 12-16)

August 30 @ 9:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm

August 30th - September 3rd (Mon-Fri) | 9:00am to 5:00pm) |   ::WAITLIST ONLY:: 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…

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September 2021

Intro to Abenaki Language (Online)

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - September 30 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intro to Abenaki: Open to all levels with a focus on essential conversational phrases.  Open to the entire family, with the first 1/2 hour of each class specifically focused on children’s learning activities. Learning by Immersion, Games, Songs, Stories and Culture! Classes include access to the Ndakinna Course Hub on Canvas, with the class schedule, quizzes, activities, and other asynchronous learning tools. There is also bonus access to all our class materials…

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