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Our programs are specially designed by experienced naturalists and ancestral skills instructors to inspire, educate, and connect growing students with the natural world...and one another.
Our Private Nature Programs can teach a variety of things.
What do your kids want to learn?
Check out Exploring the Land below for some themed nature connection walks we can do.
Or learn Survival Skills and Ancestral Crafts - don't worry, we can bring the materials.
Find more details on these different activity options below!
Our Private Nature Programs are highly customizable for what is best for your family.
If there are kids ages 4-7, we recommend no more than a 2 hour program at a time.
If there are kids ages 8 or older, some of the more intricate activities may require 3 hours to complete.
Our maximum program size is 6 kids. Pricing for these programs are:
1-2 kids: $125 an hour
3-4 kids: $150 an hour
5-6 kids: $175 an hour
If you sign up for a series of programs, we can offer a discount:
4 weeks of once-a-week programs: 5% discount
8 weeks of once-a-week programs: 10% discount
Depending on the activity, there may be additional material fees for that one session (such as certain fibers, skins, or clay)
Required COVID-19 Procedures
Group size is limited to 6 kids
Mask wearing is required if there are different households present
Laser thermometer temperatures will be taken
For more details of our full COVID-19 procedures,
DO PRIVATE NATURE PROGRAMS
SEEM RIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY?
Let's go outside for a good old fashioned critter hunt! We might be able to catch frogs, find salamanders, track raccoons, pick up earthworms to watch how they move, and use an insect net to catch grasshoppers and butterflies. There is no end to the discoveries we can make together!
Here in the Northeast we are lucky to have so many wild places to explore. Learn how to use a map and compass, find a trail, take and follow a bearing so you don't get lost and, if you do, how you can find your way back.
The Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking
Ever wonder what is out there when people aren't around? Get ready to be surprised! Each track leaves a story, one that can be read only through careful observation and exciting discovery.
Exploring the Land
The Art of the Campfire
Fire can be your greatest friend, or your worst enemy. Learn how to start and safely keep a campfire made entirely of natural materials going, in even the worst weather. Must be done in an outdoor space.
Building a Shelter
What kid doesn't want to build forts out in the woods? Learn how an improvised shelter can keep you warm and dry, even in the worst rainstorms. Get a chance to test your own designs, and discover the bounty of building materials that the forest provides.
A knife is a fantastic tool out in the woods. It can help you make everything from a spatula to a tent peg, find dry wood in a rainstorm, and even prepare a meal at the end of the day. Learn how to use a knife safely to perform a variety of camp chores. This program is for responsible children.
(There will be an extra materials fees for these activities)
What crafts did the first people do? Use plants to weave baskets, of course! Come learn how to weave baskets small and large, using invasive and native plants.
Nothing beats turning a block of wild wood into a useful tool, and what more useful item is there than a spoon? Exercise your creativity and resourcefulness in this 3-4 hour workshop. Starting with a round of wild wood, use either steel or primitive techniques to carve a spoon of your own design.
Leather is a fantastic material to work with. Durable and handy, this material can be used for a variety of survival items. Learn how to use a leather working tools safely to create a variety of pouches and bags. This program is for responsible children.
Clay is a wonderful material to find and work with. Used throughout human history, clay be make a variety of bowls and cups, from holding herbal remedies to using for food consumption. Learn how to work with this versatile material.
Nature Connection mentoring
For kids and adults who cannot get enough of the outside world and would like someone to guide them on their path of nature connection. These weekly outdoor sessions are custom designed for the mentoree and his/her capabilities and interests in mind.