Archive for October 16th, 2008

This year we will be running a mini-course as an introduction for students wishing to begin the Wilderness Skills or Wilderness Challenge groups in the Spring, but have not attended wilderness programs in the past. It’s essentially a preparatory course where they can learn some of the hard skills that they will need ahead of time, the patterns of our teaching, and get a sense of the land.  

Here are the details:

What: Great Hollow 101 Preparatory Course for Homeschoolers, ages 11-16

When: 4 consecutive Wednesdays, October 29 – November 19

          9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Great Hollow Wilderness School 

Instructors: Ethan and Melissa Elgersma

Cost: $180 (must be paid in full before last class.)

To Register: Please print the registration forms found here on the blog and mail them in or drop them off at the office.


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Hi! This is a little post to announce the added page. If you look up at the navigation bar, you’ll see the new ‘wish list’ page. Here I’ll keep a running tab of things that we need or would like for the programs, that may not be inside the regular budget or may just be things not worth purchasing new. (R,R&R!) 

THANK YOU to the generous families who have already donated items this fall! 

Please also note that this is a very important time of year…. the time of the annual support campaign for the whole regional YMCA of Western CT, of which we are a branch. I will post a full letter soon in regard to this… as it is nearly closing time (November 12!) Look for that post soon. 

Bright Blessings!


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