Spring 2021 Classes for Kids and Adults

Welcome back to the Heldeberg Workshop!  We are excited to have classes on the land this spring!  

COVID-19 rules will be in effect:

  • Masks required
  • Physical distancing will be maintained whenever possible
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for regular use
  • Each student should bring their own snack and drink


Archery (Limited to 8 students grades 6-12)

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 week to week. Candy shoots and our last day shooting competition keep students engaged as they become lifelong participants of the sport.

Dates: 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6
Time: 12-2pm
Registration fee: $95


For Kids…
GeoCaching                                                     Ages 9+ (including adults/families)
Come learn the joy of GeoCaching! Geocaching started 21 years ago, when the US Government made the Global Positioning System (GPS) available to the general public. Within one day someone used the technology to hide a small cache and post those coordinates online – 3 days later it had been found twice! Right now there are over 2.5 million geocaches and 6 million geocachers worldwide. In this course, we will explore the various tools of geocaching, while searching the grounds of Heldeberg Workshop on a plethora of adventures seeking out caches from nanos to multis.
Instructor: Chet Boehlke
Geo: kids 9 and up (including families)
April Geocaching class: Sunday, April 25, 12-3pm
May Geocaching class: Sunday, May 23, 12-3pm
Cost: $30 per person
Macro Photography                                          Ages 13 and up (including adults/families)                 
Come learn the joy of extreme close-ups! Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life-size. In this course, we will learn the art of bokeh (creative blur using the depth of field to generate artistic backgrounds for your subject). We will be using digital cameras and smartphones, learning the theory of thirds and stalking the ground of the workshop to find interesting subjects.
Instructor: Chet Boehlke
Equipment: Ideally a digital SLR camera with a macro lens
Macro: Ideally kids 13 and up (including families) but would allow younger kids with a focused interest.
May Macrophotography class: Saturday, May 8, 12-3pm
June Macrophotography class: Sunday, June 6, 12-3pm
Cost: $30 per person


At Home in the Woods (Limited to 8 children ages 8-12) – FULL

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.

Dates: 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6
Time: 12-4pm
Instructor: Steve Young
Registration fee: $190


Fossil Hunting for Adults!  (Limited to 8 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.

Date: 5/22
Time: 12-3pm
Instructor: George Pafumi
Registration fee: $30