Beginner’s Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

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 […]

Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language (Online)

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 […]

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

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 […]

$500 – $650

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Nadawaha Wilderness Survival Day Camp (Ages 9-11)

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 […]

Naozat Wilderness Survival Day Camp (Ages 12-16)

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 […]

Beginner’s Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online): The Four Senses, Part 1

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 […]

23rd Annual Scary Story Night (Online Only)

Suggested Donation: Online: Suggested Donation of $10 or more per Zoom. On this dark and scary Saturday night in late October, we're proud to present the Twenty-Third 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. Joining the Bruchac family […]

Beginner/Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner and Intermediate Guide to Abenaki During our Guide to Abenaki, students will learn to confidently construct their own 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 […]

Wlakikan Storytelling Evening (Online)

Suggested Donation: $10 or more per Zoom. Help Ndakinna celebrate Native American Heritage Month! On this Saturday night in late November, we're proud to present the second Wlakikan Storytelling Evening. This evening of Native tales will be hosted by the well-known storytelling trio of Joseph, James, and Jesse Bruchac. Joining via Zoom will also be […]

December Beginner/Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner and Intermediate Guide to Abenaki During our Guide to Abenaki, students will learn to confidently construct their own 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 […]

January Beginner/Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner and Intermediate Guide to Abenaki During our Guide to Abenaki, students will learn to confidently construct their own 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 […]

Winter Tracks & Trails (Online)

Ndakinna Education Center 23 Middle Grove Road, Greenfield Center, NY

Adult and Teen |10:00 am to 11:30 am | $10 - $25 Join Ndakinna Director, and co-author of “Scats and Tracks of the Northeast,” James Bruchac for a 90-minute virtual mammal tracking class. With the help of his vast collection of plaster casts, along with dozens of images captured in the field, Jim will teach […]

$10 – $25

Winter Wilderness Survival Walkabout: Adult and Teen

Adult and Teen |10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $75-$100 Join wilderness expert and Ndakinna Director Jim Bruchac for a full-day of winter wilderness essentials. Traveling by snowshoe (weather dependent) into the ADK foothills, participants will learn key winter survival skills such as natural insulation, shelter building, fire-making, natural navigation, and rescue signaling. Also an […]

$75 – $100

February Beginner/Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner and Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Classes will include games, songs, group activities, and lesson specific worksheets. This month, beginners and intermediate students will work together during our studies. This is a 4 week course taking place Feb 7th to the 28th at 6-8pm on Monday, 10 […]

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

Ndakinna Education Center 23 Middle Grove Road, Greenfield Center, NY

::WAITLIST ONLY::   Children (6-8) - Standard Level: $205, Donation Level: $255 2/21-23 | 10:00 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 […]

$205 – $255

Winter Wilderness Adventure Camp [Ages 9-13]

Ndakinna Education Center 23 Middle Grove Road, Greenfield Center, NY

Youth (9-13) - Standard Level: $260, Donation Level: $315 2/21-24 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Run by Director James Bruchac, this is four 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 […]

$260 – $315

Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language (Online)

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intermediate Abenaki Classes are designed specifically for those with experience in the language, but still open for all. Classes will include immersion techniques, as we play games, sing language songs, and do group activities. This is a 4 week course taking place March 7th to the 31th […]

Intro to Abenaki Language (Online)

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intro to Abenaki: Classes are designed specifically for those with little to no experience in the language.  We will introduce the basic patterns in the language as easy to remember paired phrases, along with games, songs, group activities, and lesson specific worksheets. This is a 4 week […]

Intro to Abenaki Language (Online), April 2022

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intro to Abenaki: Classes designed for those at all levels. We will focus on five paired phrases. The first will introduce us to making requests. The “Core Four”verb endings will be mastered in the remaining 4 phrase pairs. All these phrases will be reinforced throughout with moon with […]

April Beginner Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner Guide to Abenaki Classes are designed specifically for those with little to no experience in the language.  We will introduce the basic patterns in the language as easy to remember paired phrases, along with games, songs, group activities, and lesson specific worksheets This is a 4 […]

Asban Spring Tracking & Adventure Camp (Ages 5½-7)

Ndakinna Education Center 23 Middle Grove Road, Greenfield Center, NY

4/18-20 Standard Level: $225, Donation Level: $275 Participants join Ndakinna's Jesse Bruchac for a three 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 […]

$225 – $275

Awasos Spring Tracking & Adventure Camp (Ages 8-13)

Ndakinna Education Center 23 Middle Grove Road, Greenfield Center, NY

4/18-4/20 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 […]