We teach wilderness “primitive” skills. Our afterschool programs are child based educational programs that take place in the great outdoors! UKA was created to get the kids out of the apt/house/school, and into the park. Our main goal is to provide a fun, safe, environment where the children can discover first hand how awesome nature is. The most amazing part of taking children into nature and seeing something for the first time is the expression of joy on their faces!
UKA was created by Thom Schuchaskie. Thom has been studying with Tom Brown Jr. Tracker school for the last 8 years and has taken classes thru the Expert Scout level. He is also a former wilderness instructor for NYC Outward Bound Center and Education Through Adventure (ETA), a graduate of National Outdoor Leadership School Educators 30 day program, student of martial arts for 22 years, avid outdoorsman, and stay-at-home dad. All rolled into one! Thom was a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) for 7 years, and assisted teaching CPR and Wilderness First Aid with ETA. Thom has a BA from Michigan State University in French and Italian.