$375Curious-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry NY E-mail Us
November 19, 2016
10 Saturdays: 11:00-1:00
We are extremely proud to offer this outdoor skill-building class for winter 2016 taught by two passionate outdoor instructors. Students learn the skills they need to plan and make what they'll need to get by in the outdoors.
Ages 10 and over
Runs Saturday, November 19 - February 18 (10 sessions) (If you are interested in taking a trial class during the term, please email us using the link above).
(Dates are: November 19, December 3, 10, 17, January 7, 14, 28, February 4, 11, 18)
11:00 AM-1:00 PM (two classes will involve longer excursion trips)
Fee: $375 all inclusive fee includes classes, materials and trips (partial scholarships available)
This is a chance for young students to take a class that builds survival skills, self-sufficiency and environmental awareness through exploration and training. The combination maker/outdoor class brings young people together with the outdoors while they learn how to make the things they would need to get by. The class runs for 10 sessions from November through February and will spend a good amount of time outdoors. Two longer excursion trips will be planned. This class teaches an appreciation for adventure, self-sufficiency and the interconnectedness of humans and their environment.
With shorter days and colder nights, we often want to curl up inside and admire the winter months through a window. This program seeks to turn that mentality on its head. In this class, we can embrace winter with a series of DIY projects and outdoor explorations designed to build your appreciation of and connection to our coldest months.
Sessions will include skill-building in:
- Late fall foraging
- Make your own wool mittens
- Wildlife tracking
- Make your own snowshoes
- How to dress and what to keep in your pack for cold winter
- How to build a winter shelter
- Navigation skills
- Observation skills and personal safety
Participants will enjoy two extended excursions during the 10 week session: the longer hikes will take place on January 7 and February 11. The extended trips will be to the Harriman State Park and will be for 4 hours. Transportation to and from the site will be provided by Curious-on-Hudson.
The class is limited to 10 participants. Equipment may be required for this class. Registered participants will receive a list of required items.
Taught by Eric Stone and Rich Driscoll
This class is taught by Eric Stone, a professional outdoor educator of many years experience, and Rich Driscoll, an COH instructor with many years experience in outdoor activities.
Eric spent his childhood in Westchester County learning to love the outdoors. He has a B.S. from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry where he earned a B.S. in Natural History and Interpretation. He has run the summer program at Muscoot Farm as well as run student programs in California and Oregon. He has also led the Conservationists in Training Program at Cranberry Lake Preserve. Eric is a dedicated conservationist, educator and outdoorsman. He is a certified Primitive Pursuits Wildnerss Skills Instructor as well as being trained in wildnerness first aid. Eric is the founder of the Rewilding School (http://www.rewildingschool.com).
Rich is a COH instructor and great lover of outdoor exploration. He is an avid camper and has traveled to South America, Hawaii and throughout the U.S. learning how to live off the grid. His numerous skills include backpacking, suvival skills, woodworking, creative arts and more.