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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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Lower Dip, Great Hollow

Lower Dip, Great Hollow

Families of Great Hollow, and considering families….

This week is staff training! Which means I am fully focused on cultivating great mentors and facilitators for your children. It also means I don’t have the same amount of time or energy to dedicate to replies and registrations.

So, if you are waiting for a response, are unsure of your enrollment, or any other miscellaneous ends that you think are loose, please do EMAIL ME with your question or reminder ……. BUT you must include information so I don’t have to puzzle piece through, even if I know you 🙂 Your FULL Name, your child’s names and ages, plus what program they are in or wish to be in.  I will do my best to answer emails at night.

If you have not yet sent in your registration forms, please do. These records are really important. I will have extra waivers and med forms on the table the first week – but it’s better if we don’t have to eat up time with paperwork.

Thank you for your patience and support while I am in a learning curve and I truly hope I am serving you all well.

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