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To Build a Fire

“To Build a Fire” at Smokey House

With cold weather and thick snow, we’ve been experiencing literature in a direct way.  While snowshoeing through the forest and building shelters and fires, we’ve shared Jack London’s story “To Build a Fire.”


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Winter World Camp

Join  us  for  a  week  of  winter  survival  activities  exploring  the  winter  woodlands.  Learn  how  to  build  snow  shelters  and  campfires.  Track  animals  and  see  how  they  adapt  to  winter  conditions.  Be  a  citizen  scientist  with  probes  and  other  technology. […]


Solo Schools Wilderness First Aid Class

Wilderness First Aid Course Offered

Have you ever worried about what to do when emergency care is far away? The Tutorial Center at Smokey House is pleased to be sponsoring two Wilderness First Aid courses.  The first one takes place on Feb 27 and 28, […]


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Building Survival Shelters

Reports on  Jan. 8 shelter building at YouthWork&Learn at Smokey House: Robin Chesnut-Tangerman (instructor):  With the onset of real winter weather we are spending time learning about winter survival and wilderness first aid. We had talked about emergency shelters recently, and […]


Digging out the inside of the quinzee

Making a Quinzee at Smokey House

What do you do when the first substantial snowfall turns your world white?  You go outside!  Never mind that it’s 12 degrees outside with a wind chill factor around zero.     Monday, as part of our study of winter […]