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April 2019

Primitive Living Skills for Children – Spring Series – Session 6: Natural Camouflage, Tracking, and Stalking

Sunday, April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Threefold Educational Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Spring Series – Session 6: Natural Camouflage, Tracking, and Stalking Created especially for children (ages 10-14) who are eager to delve into the exciting world of primitive living skills, this series will give participants a well-rounded breadth of experience in primitive living skills for all seasons. You may enroll for multiple sessions at a discounted rate, or for single sessions (space permitting). Visit our Primitive Living Skills page for more details and to enroll.

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Wild Edibles

Sunday, April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Join us for a vernal adventure into our environs to discover what’s growing wild and edible in our area. We’ll learn plant names, properties, tastes, uses in cooking, and get an overall feel for a number of plants. Early spring should yield a bounty of tender flora. Join us for a fun, investigative feast from the earth. Open house afterward from 1 – 4 pm.

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Open House

Sunday, April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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When: Sunday, April 28, 2019, between 1 and 4 PM - by appointment Where:  Meet at the Lower School Building @ Green Meadow Waldorf School: 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY The best way to learn more about The Nature Place is by coming to an open house. You’ll be welcomed by many members of the family in our family-run camp! We’ll take you on a tour of the campus (generally two or three families at a time), give…

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Primitive Living Skills for Families – Spring Series B – Session 3: Bowl and Spoon Making Part 2

Sunday, April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Threefold Educational Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Spring Series B – Session 3: Bowl and Spoon Making Part 2 This series is for families wanting to connect with each other as well as with the earth. Our four-part Primitive Living Skills series for families covers the foundations in a fun, family-oriented way—perhaps even inspiring you to ditch the tent and propane tank on your next family camping trip. Enrolling in all four sessions will give families a well-rounded breadth of experience in primitive skills across all seasons here in…

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May 2019

Family Day Hike in Harriman

Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Harriman State Park Bear Mountain, NY 10911 United States + Google Map

Join Nature Place trip leaders for a fun, family-friendly excursion in our favorite stomping grounds--Harriman State Park. Explore all that Spring in the park has to offer, meet other outdoor-loving families, learn about local plants and animals, get in some good exercise in the fresh air, and enjoy your packed lunch with a beautiful view. Email camp@thenatureplace.com to RSVP and we’ll provide you with further details, including meet-up location.

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Primitive Living Skills for Children – Spring Series – Session 7: Harvesting and Processing Spring Plants for Survival

Sunday, May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Threefold Educational Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Spring Series – Session 7: Harvesting and Processing Spring Plants for Survival Created especially for children (ages 10-14) who are eager to delve into the exciting world of primitive living skills, this series will give participants a well-rounded breadth of experience in primitive living skills for all seasons. You may enroll for multiple sessions at a discounted rate, or for single sessions (space permitting). Visit our Primitive Living Skills page for more details and to enroll.

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Primitive Living Skills for Families – Spring Series A – Session 4: Harvesting and Processing Spring Plants for Survival

Sunday, May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Threefold Educational Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Spring Series A – Session 4: Harvesting and Processing Spring Plants for Survival This series is for families wanting to connect with each other as well as with the earth. Our four-part Primitive Living Skills series for families covers the foundations in a fun, family-oriented way—perhaps even inspiring you to ditch the tent and propane tank on your next family camping trip. Enrolling in all four sessions will give families a well-rounded breadth of experience in primitive skills across all seasons here…

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Primitive Living Skills for Adults – Full-Day Workshop: Learn to Basket Weave

Saturday, May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Threefold Educational Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Full-Day Workshop: Learn to Basket Weave Basketry is the art of working with flexible organic materials - bark, sapling, fibers, splints, etc. - and interweaving them into usable containers of various sizes. Baskets were an essential tool for our ancestors, and are still highly valued and used in many cultures today. Whether you are looking to make a collection basket, a long-term pack basket, or a simple container for household goods, this workshop is for you! During our day together,…

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Open House

Saturday, May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, between 1 and 4 PM - by appointment Where:  Meet at the Lower School Building @ Green Meadow Waldorf School: 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY The best way to learn more about The Nature Place is by coming to an open house. You’ll be welcomed by many members of the family in our family-run camp! We’ll take you on a tour of the campus (generally two or three families at a time), give…

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Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday, May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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The Fiber Craft Studio hosts their 9th annual, family-friendly Sheep and Wool Festival! Visitors can engage in hands-on carding, spinning, weaving, felting, knitting and plant dyeing. Featuring fuzzy, approachable sheep, goats, and bunnies; craft vendors and artisans selling natural fiber items; a silent auction; puppet shows; and delicious food! Plant-dyed yarns, fibers, craft kits and clothing patterns produced by the Studio will be sold at the Festival. Admission is free. A small fee will be charged for the activities. All…

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Primitive Living Skills for Children – Spring Series – Session 8: Cookout: Open Fire Cooking and Techniques for Cooking Outdoors

Sunday, May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Threefold Educational Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Spring Series – Session 8: Cookout: Open Fire Cooking and Techniques for Cooking Outdoors Created especially for children (ages 10-14) who are eager to delve into the exciting world of primitive living skills, this series will give participants a well-rounded breadth of experience in primitive living skills for all seasons. You may enroll for multiple sessions at a discounted rate, or for single sessions (space permitting). Visit our Primitive Living Skills page for more details and to enroll.

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Camp Tours, too!

Sunday, May 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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If you are considering camp for this summer, but have not made it to one of our Open Houses, join us for one of two camp tours at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm on Sunday the 19th. Tours will leave from the Sheep and Wool Festival and will answer all of your burning questions about camp! Email us at camp@thenatureplace.com to let us know you will be attending a tour.

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Primitive Living Skills for Families – Spring Series B – Session 4: Harvesting and Processing Spring Plants for Survival

Sunday, May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Threefold Educational Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Spring Series B – Session 4: Harvesting and Processing Spring Plants for Survival This series is for families wanting to connect with each other as well as with the earth. Our four-part Primitive Living Skills series for families covers the foundations in a fun, family-oriented way—perhaps even inspiring you to ditch the tent and propane tank on your next family camping trip. Enrolling in all four sessions will give families a well-rounded breadth of experience in primitive skills across all seasons here…

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