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Immersive Overnight Canoe Camping Trip

July 28 @ 12:00 am

Students will launch by metal canoes decorated in a traditional manner, each with a Thunderhawk Guide steering and help paddle to the overnight site. Once the guests have arrived at the site and stowed the canoes they will learn how to set their Native Fly or wedge tent which they will sleep in, collect the correct wood, start a fire using traditional methods of flint and steel (steels supplied by us & also available for students to purchase), cook traditional foods of the 1700’s such as stuffed clams, bannock, vegetables and or steaks over the coals. The meal will be followed by downtime stories, history time and drumming. Students must remain in the camp area regardless of whether they choose not to attend evening activities unless accompanied by a Guide. Day two: Breakfast will be prepared followed by morning classes: Learning how to build traditional survival shelters used by trappers in the 1700’s, tracking and understanding the animals, and learning how to make and use a traditional fishing trap. Leaflets will be given to each student to take home with them. Lunch will be cooked in the traditional way prepared by one of the instructors. After lunch Students will have 1 ½ hours of personal downtime and then the entire group will canoe back to the launch site late afternoon. Students will walk away with knowledge of how life was in the 1700’s for indigenous peoples during the French and Indian wars accompanied with a fantastic memory of an overnight adventure and skills that will help keep them safe in an outdoor survival situation.


July 28
12:00 am
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Adirondack Folk School
51 Main St.
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 United States
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