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                                    Wilderness Classes for kids


                                                            Classes on Thursdays and Fridays


Drop off nature immersion classes in Albany, NY. Three age groups are available.

Please note on the registration form which class you are signing up for. 


Clay Coyotes and Deer clan Groups

Ages: 8-17

Day: Thursday

Dates: Starts April 6- June 8

Overnight option for Deer Clan June 8-9(additional 70.00 cost)

Cost:  Sliding scale 450-600


Red Efts

Ages: 5-7

Day: Friday

Dates: April 14- June 2

Cost: Sliding scale 325-550


Location for all classes: The Bioreserve- http://www.thebioreserve.org/





    2023 Calendar of Events

                 Ancestral Ways

 Rediscovering Our Roots  Adult course

If you’ve ever felt drawn to a waterfall, mountain range, serene lake, or boundless prairie,  you’ve experienced  “Biophilia”.  A reflexive response to our evolutionary relationship to nature.  Yes, we are part of nature!  Though modern civilization, over the last 5 thousand years, has moved us further and further apart. Still we find ourselves drawn to connect with the natural world.

We will meet one saturday per month for 8 months. Each day of this course will bring you back into that original relationship. As we gather our food, build our shelters, craft our clothes and containers and re-learn to  speak the language of nature, we will experience the kind of connectedness that our ancestors new for 100,000 ’s of years!      




Activities will include:

Friction Fire- create a 'bow drill' kit of your own and learn fire making freedom

Food gathering - Identify, harvest, process and eat wild plant foods from the land

Food prep- learn the oldest ways to process and preserve foods for long term storage

Primitive cooking- How do we cook in our primitive camp? Try multiple methods of primitive cooking

Tool and Container crafting- stone points, knives, and axes. Bark baskets, wooden spoons and bowls to aid our wild living!

Shelters- Try various forms of shelter building that can keep us dry and warm in  the wild.






Hide tanning- Transform a fresh deer hide into a supple, durable and comfortable leather for garments, bags and cordage

Clothing making- Take that deer hide and create a useful and beautiful accessory to your primitive living kit

Animal Tracking- Learn the basics of deciphering the sign and tracks left by animals.

Bird Language- unlock this secret worldwide communication system 

Nature Immersion- become a part of the landscape through deep observation and exprience

Story Telling- Experience the most ancient form of wisdom sharing. And it's FUN too!

And More!

Ages- 16 and up        


Locations- Albany, NY and the greater capital district


Monthly classes, Sept. thru June


Overnight challenge



      Series - 

      3 payments- 


Bring a friend, get 15% off your tuition.


Time- 9:00-4:30









This 4 week program takes kids through the whole process of maple sugaring. From drilling and tapping the trees, to boiling the sap down to yummy edibles, there's no nature magic quite like making maple syrup!


They will also get to make their own wooden Sumac spiles, do some Maple sugar science and bring home some maple treats for the family

Dates: Feb. 16, 23   Mar. 2, 9

Times: 9:30-3:30

Ages: 8-17

Location: The Bioreserve

Cost:180-260 (sliding scale)


Date: sunday mornings

Time: 9:00-12:30

Location: email for details

 Tracking Club (monthly)

Maple Camp


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