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wilderness weekends

Ancient Skills. Good Company. Great Weekends!

These workshops are a great way for adults of all experience levels to learn specific outdoor skills from seasoned wilderness instructors who are as passionate about teaching as they are about the skills themselves. If you don't see what you're looking for here, we can also customize offerings for groups covering a wide range of material. Contact us for details.

  • Winter Tracking
    Winter 2021
    Come meet some of the wildest fauna of the Finger Lakes Region in the most surprising places!
  • Winter Survival
    February 28 - 29, 2020
    Join us in the great outdoors to learn the essentials of winter survival with renowned author Dave Hall.
"I have had the most beautiful and life-changing adventure. I cannot even begin to thank you enough for reawakening my curiosity, fueling my desire for adventure and introducing patience and so much beauty to my life." Wilderness Skills Alumna

Program Times

Wilderness Weekends generally require all day Saturday and Sunday from 9am until late afternoon. Some programs have a Friday night component to allow some initial instruction. Please check your programs detail page for specific time tables.

What to Bring

  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Notebook & Pencil
  • Weather appropriate and comfortable clothing
  • Sturdy Shoes

Adult Alumni & Staff Blog Posts

"Thank you for envisioning and providing the environment and experience that I got to be part of this weekend. Today made me fully realize that there is a strong enough primitive community in Ithaca to fulfill all of my knowledge for years to come. I am impressed by the workshops that you have been putting on in the last 6 months. I am very excited now that I will be devoting all of my Fridays to WSIC this spring/summer." Z.K., Workshop Participant

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