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April 2019

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

April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 14, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 19, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

Martial Arts and Wilderness Camp (Ages 8-13)

July 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 19, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

Mushroom Walk with Ken Kleinpeter

September 15, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

Twenty-First Annual Scary Story Night

October 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

Suggested Donation: $10 Adults, $7 Children under 12 On this dark and scary Saturday night in late October, we're proud to present the Twenty-First 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…

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November 2019

Dan Berggren in Concert, Nov. 16

November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join consummate folk musician Dan Berggren for an evening of music here at Ndakinna Education on November 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. A perennial favorite, Berggren shares his love of the Adirondacks and traditional music with people throughout the world. Dan Berggren’s roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised but his music has branched out across many borders. The award-winning musician and educator grew up on the land farmed by his mother's family for generations and has…

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January 2020

Joe & Jesse Bruchac at Caffe Lena

January 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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$9 – $18

Traditional and original songs feature drum, rattle, flutes and the resonant voices of father and son. Nulhegan Abenaki citizens Joseph and Jesse Bruchac give voice to our local region's native heritage with concerts, storytelling, poetry, language instruction, and a vast catalog of award-winning books that are read around the globe. Their opening sets for such notable acts as The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and Woodstock ’94 have been met with critical acclaim. Ranging from meditative to hilarious, their engaging and…

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February 2020

Winter Wilderness Survival Walkabout: Adult and Teen

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$75 – $100

Feb. 15th |10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $75-$100 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 on foot or by snowshoe (weather dependent), participants will explore both the stories found in animal tracks they find, as well as learn key winter survival skills such as natural insulation, shelter building, fire-making, natural navigation, and more . Dress for the weather and bring…

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

February 17 @ 9:00 am - February 19 @ 4:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$200 – $275

Children (6-8) - Standard Level: $200, Donation Level: $275 2/17-19 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm |Run by Assistant Director Jesse Bruchac, this is three 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.  

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Winter Wilderness Adventure Camp [Ages 9-12]

February 17 @ 9:00 am - February 21 @ 4:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$325 – $375

Youth (9-12) - Standard Level: $325, Donation Level: $375 2/17-21 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm | Run by Director James Bruchac, this is five 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.

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Teen Winter Wilderness Adventure Camp

February 17 @ 9:00 am - February 21 @ 4:00 pm
$325 – $375

Winter Wilderness Adventure Teen Camp (Ages 13-16) Standard Level $325, Donation Level $375 2/17-21 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm | Five days of indoor and outdoor winter activities, that include snowshoeing, animal tracking, and shelter building, as well as Native American games, basic and advanced winter survival and more. Dress for outdoor adventures (bring snowshoes if you have them) and bring a bag lunch.    

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Abenaki Language Workshop Weekend

February 29 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of the Abenaki Language from Jesse Bruchac during this weekend workshop. Classes are appropriate for all levels and ages, and include basic conversational Abenaki, language learning games, songs, dances and other creative and fun interactive indoor and outdoor activities. Starting at 10 am Saturday, two hour sessions will take place in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Class times are 10am-12 pm, 1-2 pm, 3-5, 8-9 pm.  One final Sunday morning session will conclude the weekend, starting at…

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Pebonkas Storytelling Evening (All Ages)

February 29 @ 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

February 29th | 6:00 to 8:00 pm | Suggested donation $10 adult / $7 youth. We're proud to present our seventh annual Pebonkas (Winter 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. Light refreshments will be available during intermission. This event will be held indoors.

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July 2020

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

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 4:00 pm

Session 1: July 13-17 (M-F | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $375, Donation Level: $425 ::WAITLIST ONLY! EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS:: 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…

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Molsem Teen Wilderness Adventure Camp (Ages 13-16)

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 4:00 pm

July 13 - 17 (Mon-Fri | 9:00am to 4:00pm) | Standard Level: $375, Donation Level: $425 ::WAITLIST ONLY! EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS:: 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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Asban Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 5-7) Session 1

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 4:00 pm

Session 1: July 20-22 (Mon-Wed | 9:00am to 4:00pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $230, Donation Level: $285 ::WAITLIST ONLY! EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS:: 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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Awasos Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 8-12) Session 2

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 24 @ 4:00 pm

Session 2: July 20-24 (M-F | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $375, Donation Level: $425 ::WAITLIST ONLY! EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS:: 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…

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

July 27 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 4:00 pm

Session 2: July 27-29 (Mon-Wed | 9:00am to 4:00pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $230, Donation Level: $285   ::WAITLIST ONLY:: EMAIL FOR INFORMATION 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…

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Nadawaha Wilderness Survival Day Camp (Ages 9-14)

July 27 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

July 27-31 (Mon-Fri) | 9:00am to 5:00pm) | Standard Level: $425, Donation Level: $485 ::WAITLIST ONLY:: EMAIL FOR INFORMATION 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…

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August 2020

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

August 3 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 6:00 pm
$500 – $650

August 3-7 (Mon-Fri | 8:00am to 6:00pm) with one overnight | Standard Level: $500, Donation Level: $650 Due to Covid-19, there will be no overnight portion to this Camp ::WAITLIST ONLY EMAIL FOR INFORMATION::   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…

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