Winter World Camp

Building quinzees

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.  Have  fun  and  learn  something  new  at  the  same  time.

Dates:  Monday,  February  17  through  Friday,  February  21,  2014

Times:  9:00  AM  to  3:00  PM

Where:  The  Tutorial  Center  at  Smokey  House  Center
426  Danby  Mountain  Road,  Danby,  VT  05739
802-293‐9300

Activities:  Activities  will  change,  depending  on  the  weather  and  group  interests,  but  may  include  the  following:

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  • Snowshoeing  and  hiking
  • Building  snow  shelters  (called  quinzees)  and/or  other  wilderness  shelters
  • Campfires,  including  fire  safety,  and  outdoor  cooking  • Animal  tracking  and  observation
  • Tree  identification
  • Weather  and  water  field  studies  using  scientific  probes  and  software
  • Photography  and  blogging
  • Knots  and  lashing

Requirements:  A  spirit  of  fun  and  adventure!  Willingness  to  try  new  things  and  learn  new  skills!  Plus:

  • Normal  outdoor  clothing  for  winter  –  boots,  warm  jackets,  snow  pants,  hats,  mittens/gloves,  warm  socks,  sweaters  or  fleeces
  • Bag  lunch  each  day
  • (Snacks  provided.)

Staff:  Experienced  teachers  from  TTC  at  Smokey  House

Cost:  $200  for  the  full  week  program  • Full  payment  is  due  upon  registration.  Checks  preferred.  • Make  checks  out  to:  “The  Tutorial  Center”.  • Contact  us  for  information  about  paying  by  credit  card,  invoice,  or  cash.  • Contact  us  for  information  about  partial  scholarships.

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For  information  and  registration:  Contact  Juanita  Burch-Clay using the form below, or call  802‐293‐9300

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