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Fire & Stone
Sun, Aug 6, 2017, 5:00 PM – Fri, Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT
Two of the most defining features of the human species have been the creation of stone tools, and the domestication of fire. The ancestors of every person alive today learned and lived these skills, always improving, in order to keep themselves and their families alive. We are the direct result of their curiosity, intelligence and dedication towards understanding the magic of fire and the secrets held within stone.
In this week long class, we will focus on flint knapping and practicing fire making methods. We will create and use stone tools such as, blades, choppers, burins, arrowheads, drill points, and scrapers and practice fire making in ways such as, bow drill, hand drill, pump drill, fire saw, crutch drill, and strap drill. We will explore these two gifts from the Earth, and our ancestors, seeing how they are connected and apply to other skills. This will challenge you and bring new appreciation and understanding to fire and stone.
Students must have taken our Family, Youth, & Teen Experience or our Family Survival Weekend program first.
To get our Early Bird Discount of $50 off each registration, use this code, EarlyBirdDiscount, when you register by March 20, 9pm!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Families and children age 12-17 years old may attend this program.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is plenty of parking if you drive. We also can pick you up at Patterson, NY train station.
What can I bring into the event?
We do not allow phones or other electronics for children. Please bring a sleeping bag and clothing for all weather. Since we do some carving of wood, we recommend a fixed blade knife, or you can buy one at our store for about $15. All food is provided.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call us at 609-971-1799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the refund policy?
All remaining balances are due no later than two weeks prior to your program. If you registered online, you can pay your balance through your online registration. We accept cash, checks, PayPal, postal money order, traveler’s checks, and credit cards. All monies must be in U.S. funds. Failure to submit the balance by the due date may result in the loss of your enrollment and will also result in forfeiture of your deposit.
Notification of cancellation must be received within at least two weeks prior to the first day of class, and then you will have half your deposit returned. For example, the other $100 of your $200 deposit is transferable one time to another class. This credit will be held for one year. If cancellation occurs within two weeks of the first day of class your full deposit along with 50% of the program fee will be forfeited. If you fail to attend without any notification 100% of your deposit and program fee will be forfeit. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the main office at (609) 971-1799.
Can I update my registration information?
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes, as long as you tell us who you would like to transfer it to.