UKA after-school classes are designed with one goal in mind: to introduce children to the wonders of nature.
This innovative program is ideal for children 5-16 years old. Classes take place in New York City parks. The curriculum includes fun and educational games and initiatives: For the younger ones, we will hike, learn to tie knots, set up tents, learn basic camp craft, as well as study ancient and primitive skills. We will discuss the “Leave No Trace” principles, talk about environmental issues within our area and interview park employees. We will go fishing in Central Park (catch and release only) and discuss the food chain of fish, conservation, and the rules/laws that apply. The older kids, 13 and up, will work on primitive living skills such as: fire by friction, learn how to find and prepare wild edibles and medicinals, flint knapping, trapping, basketry and more. Please visit our Urban Kid Adventurers Facebook page for more up to date programming.
Fall Classes include a Tuesday Advanced skills ages 13+ 4-5:30pm, Wednesday Nature Explorations for students 8-11 4-5:30pm, Thursday Wilderness Fighting System 4-5:30pm.
For more information or to register your child for a class, contact Thom Schuchaskie at 646-436-5885.