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2019 Fall Schedule

Beginning Archery: (Grades: 6 – 12) 

Beginning Archery: Learn the basic shooting techniques when using professional recurved bows. These are the same bows used in national shooting competitions and the Olympics. Practice calculating scores and improving from throughout the week. Candy shoots and our last day shooting competition keep students engaged as they become lifelong participants of the sport. Note: Recurve bows will be used for Archery.

Grades: 6 – 12
Six Sundays – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, and 10/27 (Saturdays from 12-2 may be used as makeups or rescheduled days for weather if needed)
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Instructor: Claire Pusatere
Cost $115.00

At Home in the Woods:  Limited to 12 children ages 8-12

Make yourself at home in the woods! Join in for 5 weeks of adventure and challenge as we find wild foods, build a natural shelter that could keep you warm through an unplanned cold fall night in the woods, practice the skills of lost-proofing so you can always find your way home, and learn to build a safe fire in 5 minutes, no matter what. We’ll practice using our eyes like an owl, our ears like a deer and our nose like a bear so we’ll know our woodland home as well as the animals do.

Limited to 12 children ages 8-12
Five Sundays – 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
12:00 – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Steve Young
Cost $175.00

One day class for Adults!

Fossil Hunting (for adults)
Find the remains of organisms that lived here hundreds of millions of years ago! Learn about the prehistoric environment that these creatures lived in. Discover how to search for fossils in an area known for its geologic richness. Get your hands dirty identifying fossils such as trilobites, bryozoans, ancient corals, and many, many others, as we talk about their significance.
Instructor: George Pafumi

Limited to 10 adults
Sunday, 10/6
12:00 – 3:00 PM
Cost $30.00

Protect the Heldeberg Workshop lands from development and preserve this land for future generations of campers!

We are pleased to announce that the Heldeberg Workshop has entered into a partnership with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy (MHLC) to permanently protect the Heldeberg Workshop lands from development.

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The Heldeberg Workshop is not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing an Adventure in Learning. It is chartered by the Board of Regents and is located on over 240 acres at the foot of the Helderberg Escarpment in the Town of New Scotland. We offer 1 and 2 week outdoor courses, taught by certified teachers and expert artisans, in science and nature, high adventure, theatre and art, to name a few.

The Heldeberg Workshop is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The Heldeberg Workshop has a permit to operate from the Albany County Department of Health. The Workshop is inspected twice annually; reports are available at the office on Ferry and Green Streets.

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