Spring 2019 Classes for Kids and Adults – Now in session


Be a Kid Again!- Register Now


1. Helde-Birding!

Birders of all abilities are welcome! Bring binoculars, your favorite field guide, a drink, and dress for the weather, including tick proofing and sturdy shoes. This experience will improve birding skills, offer identification techniques, boost life lists, provide mild exercise, and offer summer bird feeding tips. We hope to find about 40 species on the land. We will meet at the Pole Building each time.  Join us for an Adventure in Birding!

This class is for adults. Limit of 15.

Dates: April 14, May 5 and June 2
Time: 12 – 2 pm
Instructor: Chris Keefer
Registration fee: $55


2. Be A Kid Again!
Did you ever wish you could sign up for my summer classes for children like Forest Ninjas? Here’s your chance. Check your adult self at the Heldeberg gate and be a kid for 3 hours, playing exciting forest and field games, practicing nature awareness skills and opening up your sense of wonder.

Ages: Adults or adults with children. One adult for up to three children.
Instructor: Steve Young
Date: Saturday, June 15, 1-4pm
Cost: Adults $20. Children 5 and up $10 per child.


3. 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 week to 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.

Limited to children grades 6 – 12

Dates: April 14, April 28, May 19, June 2, June 9
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Instructor: Claire Pusatere
Registration fee: $135

4. At Home in the Woods

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

Dates: April 14, April 28, May 19, June 2, June 9
Time: 12-4pm
Instructor: Steve Young
Registration fee: $175