Free Program for Children

A free Wilderness Skills Workshop for Children
Sunday, December 10th

10am – 2pm
At 3 Pork Hill Rd, Ossipee, NH

Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) is excited to announce the next workshop in a new Youth Track of their popular Re-skill-ience Workshop Series.  The youth track will be geared toward six through twelve year-olds in the same homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills that have defined G.A.L.A.’s ongoing workshops. These hands-on classes are designed to help participants develop skills and knowledge that strengthen personal and community resilience, this time with a focus on youth! The next workshop in the series is titled Wander and Wonder – a Wilderness Skills Workshop for Kids, and will be led by Tom Belluscio, certified Maine Wilderness Guide and Certified First Responder. Also, this class is free!


Grab your coat and other winter attire along with water and a packed lunch, because on Sunday, December 10th we’re hitting the woods with Tom Belluscio for four hours of adventure, fun, and learning!


Tom will kick things off with a crackling campfire and a brief chat on how to prepare for being outdoors in the winter. From there we will explore the surrounding woodland for animal tracks as we gather natural materials for the next portion of the class — shelter building! Tom will teach about just what it takes to spend a comfortable night in the woods. Once our proper shelters are built, Tom will wrap things up with a bit of a challenge. Can you get a fire going if you only had one match? The workshop will end with a recap of the day, a cup of hot cocoa and s’mores!


This free youth track class takes place on Sunday, December 10th from 10am-2pm at 3 Pork Hill Rd in Ossipee, NH. This workshop is being offered for free thanks to the generous support from an anonymous donor advised fund of the NH Charitable Foundation. Space is limited to 15 participants. And the age range for this class is children 6-12. Pre-register HERE or by calling 603-539-6460. Also, keep up to date with our Facebook Event.