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Teaching the arts of animal tracking, wilderness survival, Native American culture, and more!
23 Middle Grove Road Greenfield Center, NY12833|
kids and an adult outside near a manmade structureEnjoy hands-on experiences in the outdoors at Ndakinna Education Center.
the logo for the ndakinna education centerNdakinna Education Center is a nonprofit organization in Greenfield Center, NY.
a large red building near a small white buildingThe Center offers a wide range of courses and summer camp programs.
large group of kids standing outside for camp photoThere are camp programs for both younger kids and teens!
kids standing around an adult giving camp educational lessonThe Center's main areas of learning include wilderness and survival skills, nature studies, and more.
kids working around a campfireFire making is just one of the many skills that are taught at the Center.
kids making a small structure in the woodsYour kids will learn essential team building and character development skills too.
kids using sticks to make a fire the traditional waySummer camp is a great way for kids to learn and have fun in the great outdoors!
woman speaking in small room to teensAdirondack and Native American culture are also taught through storytelling, dance, and more.
wooden snowshoes and old outdoor gearThe Center offers programs year-round, so keep an eye on their events calendar.


Think your kids would love to attend a fun wilderness summer camp? Ndakinna Education Center in Greenfield Center, NY offers a wide range of programming that focuses on wilderness skills, animal tracking, Native American games, and more.

Get Wild Ndakinna Style

The Ndakinna Education Center is an affiliate of the Greenfield Review Literary Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and charitable organization. Ndakinna is Abenaki for "Our Land," and through their programs, the Center provides people of all ages with unique hands-on experiences, outdoor learning, principles of indigenous life, team building, character development, and awareness of the natural world.

Their five main areas of learning include:

  1. Wilderness & Survival Skills - Fire making, shelter building, animal tracking, snowshoeing, awareness
  2. Adirondack & Native American Culture - Storytelling, dance, crafts, games, traditions, exhibit spaces
  3. Ecology & Nature Studies - Plant & bird identification, healing, sustainability, nature trail walks on their 80-acre preserve
  4. Fitness & Martial Arts - Kyokushin Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts, kids classes
  5. Personal & Team Development - Low ropes challenge course, conflict resolution, team building, leadership training, corporate retreats

In addition, the Center features an exhibit space, a large presentation room, an animal tracking room, and a gift shop.

Browse Programs & Events

Most of the programs, educational series, and events are held year-round at Ndakinna Education Center and their adjacent 80-acre Marion F. Bowman Bruchac Memorial Nature Preserve. They offer a variety of specialty courses, such as Wilderness First Aid, as well as multiple summer camps for kids and teens.

2019 Camp Schedule

  • February 18 - 20: Winter Wilderness Adventure & Storytelling Camp (Ages 6 - 8)
  • February 18 - 22: Winter Wilderness Adventure Camp (Ages 9 - 12)
  • February 18 - 22: Teen Winter Wilderness Adventure Camp (Ages 13 - 16)
  • April 22 - 24: Spring Tracking & Adventure Camp (Ages 5 1/2 - 7)

For more information and to sign up, visit their website today!

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