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Traps, Cordage, and Camo

Program Description:

Inspired by an animal of great importance, students will discover hidden and forgotten secrets about the natural world.  This class is devoted to the skills which make up the title, and yet it applies to so much more.  Students will learn new ways and materials in cordage production, culminating with the "cordage machine", a.k.a. drop spindle, a primitive invention of tremendous significance to those who possessed the technology.  The cordage students make will be used to craft a variety of animal traps which we will set and test (animals will only be trapped in "box" traps, absolutely unharmed).  Students will also learn new facets of natural camouflage for their traps and their bodies.  Woven into these three areas of focus will be skills such as: woodworking, tracking,  weaving, knots, and more.  Each student will also make a personalized dream catcher.  

Ages and Prerequisites:
Ages 10-17 and families
Students must have completed the Family, Youth and Teen Experience or equivalent course before attending.


July 30- August 4
Holmes, NY- Camp Ludington


$750 for first person            
$650 for each additional family member from the same household

Deposit:            $200 per person attending is due at registration.  
Balance:           The balance must be paid in full before attending the program.
                            If paying by credit card, you may indicate if you’d like us to
                           automatically charge the balance at the due date.

Bridge Program:  If you will be staying for more than one week and would like to stay at camp between programs the following fees cover from noon on Friday until the next program begins on Sunday.  
      Youth or Teen:  $95 for Bridge Program (for unaccompanied minors)
      Family:  $50 per person (includes food and camping only, no supervision or programming) 

How to Register:

Online Registration

Complete the forms for your family online and pay by credit card. You may choose to pay a deposit now and the balance two weeks prior to the camp or the full fee at this time. Note, all online class deposits are $200 per person, regardless of the program. Once you select your program you can choose to add the Bridge Program if applicable. Please note, there is a fee charged at the time of registration for using the online service. You can complete all necessary documents online. Please note however, that children attending the summer programs in Holmes, NY must have the medical form signed by a physician prior to coming to camp. 

OR- Call us to register over the phone!  609-971-1799

Or - Print the registration form from the website or contact the office to receive via mail.   E-mail or fax completed application with the appropriate deposit.  Fax: 888-479-2481

You will receive a confirmation including directions and equipment lists upon receipt.

Please make sure a separate medical information page is completed for each family member who will be attending. 

* Financial Assistance is available.  Click here for our Scholarship Application