Wilderness Camping with Weasels

by Sandra Foyt on November 3, 2010

in Enrichment Ideas

Do you see the ear to ear grins on these kids’ faces? Amazingly, the smiles were even bigger after a night spent camping in the woods with the Weasel Tracks Roots of Learning class at Dyken Pond. This time, most of the kids slept in luxurious accommodations in a long house that they built last spring, and added to this fall to include an indoor fireplace. Pretty swanky!

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Some of the kids decided to take a more independent route, building their own shelter as in years past.

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And they slept in these structures, despite temperatures cold enough for snow balls!

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The Weasel Tracks class, for 9-12 year olds, is one of several classes run by Dan Yacobellis in the Tamakoce Wilderness Programs. In addition to fall and spring sessions, there are events scheduled throughout the year, including several winter tracking classes and capture the flag games.

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Interested? Tamakoce Wilderness Programs lists various programs throughout the year, from daylong to seasonal sessions, at Dyken Pond in Rensselaer County, the Bio Reserve in Albany, and at Caretaker Farms in Williamstown, MA. For more information, visit www.tamakocewildernessprograms.com, call (518) 658-0328, or send an email to info@tamakocewildernessprograms.com.

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Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie.

A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.”

Find her on GetawayMavens.com, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at SandraFoyt.com, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network.

Email: sandrafoyt@albanykid.com, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

richardwitman2010 November 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm

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