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YOUTH PROGRAMS

In our classes your child will learn about the sacred order of survival: Shelter, Water, Fire, Food, and will make deep contact with the Earth through games, stories and hands on projects.  These classes will invite you to use all of your senses to connect with nature and each other.

We will explore topics from the sacred order of survival, depending on the interests of the group, the weather, and the energy of the location:

Shelter:

using materials from the landscape and the principles of shelter.

Water:

explore methods of finding and purifying water. Water is the life blood of Mother Earth. Our bodies are between 50~75% water depending on many different factors. It's the same water that circulates between us and the trees and the plants and the rain. We are all connected through water.

Fire:

We use fire everyday to cook and heat our homes, but most of us are very disconnected and unfamiliar with how fire acts and responds. It's a primal tool and companion that all of our ancestors knew how to make using friction. Fire can spark joy and empower a person. You learn a lot about yourself by making fire with friction.

Food:

Tracking, baskets, weapons, traps, edible, medicinal and utilitarian plants; the list for what nature can teach us about food is endless.

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Wednesday Winter Homeschoolers
with Emily and Nancye

Wednesdays:  January 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28  March 6, 13, 20  11:00~3:00, Location: Nancye's house, in the Mid Hudson Valley, near Minnewaska State Park Preserve

This is a program for homeschool children ages 8 to 13 to engage with earth-based skills and learn in a small group setting. We will create an environment where you can bridge your relationship with the local landscape through bushcraft and earth connection experiences. Be prepared for your child to learn how to explore the edge of what our connection with the earth can offer, while also having a fun experience with other children. 

Now offered as a pay per week drop in option! Please email Nancye to sign up by the Sunday before each class. 

Prospect Park Homeschooler Classes with Arturo

Class dates:

January 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25

 

In this class your child is invited to use all of their senses to connect with nature, themselves and others. Through games, stories and hands-on projects, they will learn the sacred order of survival:  Shelter, water, fire, food. 

Please email Andrea to register.

 

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Harriman State Park Winter Thursdays Homeschoolers

Harriman State Park, NY

Dates: 1/18, 2/8, 2/29, 3/14

Thursdays - 11:00 AM ~ 2:00 PM

Class description: 
In this class your child will learn the sacred order of survival:  Shelter, water, fire, food, and will make deep contact with the Earth through games, stories and hands-on projects. 

Now offered as a pay per week drop in option! Please email Nancye to sign up by the Sunday before each class. 

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Harriman State Park 3rd Thursdays
Homeschoolers

Harriman State Park

3rd Thursdays January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 2nd, June 6th

11:00~3:00

$490 for 6 class session

Class description: 
In this class your child will learn the sacred order of survival:  Shelter, water, fire, food, and w
ill make deep contact with the Earth through games, stories and hands-on projects. 

Please Email Val to  register. 

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Spring Mondays Kerhonkson Homeschoolers with Nancye

Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 10, 17, 24

This is a program for homeschool children ages 5 to 9 to engage with earth-based skills and learn in a small group setting. We will create an environment where you can bridge your relationship with the local landscape through bushcraft and earth connection experiences. Be prepared for your child to learn how to explore the edge of what our connection with the earth can offer, while also having a fun experience with other children. 

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Spring Wednesdays Kerhonkson Homeschoolers with Nancye

Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12, 19, 26

This is a program for homeschool children ages 7 to 12 to engage with earth-based skills and learn in a small group setting. We will create an environment where you can bridge your relationship with the local landscape through bushcraft and earth connection experiences. Be prepared for your child to learn how to explore the edge of what our connection with the earth can offer, while also having a fun experience with other children. 

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Music Class with Linda Good

Mondays from 10:00~11:00 for ages 5~9 $17.50 per class per participant, sibling discount available
 

  • Singing and exploring musical instrument basics

  • Basic rhythm and music theory

  • Explore participants’ family heritage through music

Certified Suzuki Method music teacher, Linda Good has her Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington and was one of the founders and long time teacher at Island Strings, a Suzuki Method based collective of teachers of violin, cello, piano and more for decades.  Linda has recently retired to Kerhonkson, NY and looks forward to continuing to share her love of music with homeschoolers in their new home area.

Price $227.50 for session of 13 classes

Location: Kerhonkson, NY

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Science Classes with Leonard Good

Wednesdays from 10:00 ~11:00 Ages 8~12
Kerhonkson, NY $17.50 per class per participant, sibling discount available

Leonard Good, is a science teacher. His motto is "Loud Noises and Bad Smells Forever". He taught at the Evergreen School in Seattle for years, then taught homeschooler classes at their home, and was a special guest teacher in the public school where they lived in Langley, Washington State. He recently moved to Kerhonkson, NY to be closer to family.

Science class for homeschoolers ages 8~10 from April through June

Where: Kerhonkson, NY

Price: $239.00 for 13 classes

Science topics will include: electricity, chemistry, heat and resistance, engines, sound, fluid dynamics, pressure, gliders, patterns in nature, and more!

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Jedi & Potions Summer Camp for Youth

When: July 22~26 10:00 A.M.~3:00 P.M. 

Where: Prospect Park Picnic House area

Who: Ages 10~16

How Much: $350 per participant, sibling discounts are available

Earth, Community, Self

This is the triangle of caretaking. Healing starts from the inside out and then back in again.

The first step to becoming a caretaker or healer is to heal yourself.

Embracing mystery and exploring other possibilities of how to be in the world, in your relationships and yourself are just some of the keystones to healing yourself and others. 

 

In this camp your child/teen will: 

  • Play games that unlock their senses and open their mind and heart

  • Make beautiful items with their hands that will be important in the journey towards becoming a caretaker/healer

  • Exercise their imaginations and practice storytelling; stories can heal, imagine possibilities

  • Connect deeply and intuitively with themselves, other campers and with nature, through discussion and activities

  • Make potions and elixirs using medicinal and edible plants found in the park

 

Nancye Good and Taryn Fitzgerald will gently guide a small group of future healers this summer in Prospect Park

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Jedi & Potions Summer Camp for Youth

When: July 29~August 1 10:00 A.M.~3:00 P.M. 

Where: Kerhonkson, NY Mid Hudson Valley

Who: Ages 8~14

How Much: $350 per participant, sibling discounts are available

Earth, Community, Self

This is the triangle of caretaking. Healing starts from the inside out and then back in again.

The first step to becoming a caretaker or healer is to heal yourself.

Embracing mystery and exploring other possibilities of how to be in the world, in your relationships and yourself are just some of the keystones to healing yourself and others. 

In this camp your child/teen will: 

  • Play games that unlock their senses and open their mind and heart

  • Make beautiful items with their hands that will be important in the journey towards becoming a caretaker/healer

  • Exercise their imaginations and practice storytelling; stories can heal, imagine possibilities

  • Connect deeply and intuitively with themselves, other campers and with nature, through discussion and activities

  • Make potions and elixirs using medicinal and edible plants found near Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Experienced instructor Nancye Good will gently guide a small group of future healers this summer at her home which borders Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

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Raccoons and Turtles Summer Camp

Nature Connection and Survival Skills Summer Camp

Prospect Park, Brooklyn

August 12~15 10:00~3:00

Ages 7~12

$350.00 per participant, sibling discounts are available

This is a program for homeschool children ages 5 to 9 to engage with earth-based skills and learn in a small group setting. We will create an environment where you can bridge your relationship with the local landscape through bushcraft and earth connection experiences. Be prepared for your child to learn how to explore the edge of what our connection with the earth can offer, while also having a fun experience with other children. 

Shelter, Water, Fire, Food, the sacred order of survival.

 

Experienced instructor Nancye Good will gently guide a small group of future naturalists and survivalists this summer in Prospect Park

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