Wilderness Adventures for Homeschoolers: Winter Session
Wed Jan 18 - Wed Mar 29, 2023
(71 days)
Ages 10 - 15
Homeschooling students ages 10 – 15 are invited to join us for a weekly wilderness adventure program based at Kroka's campus in Marlow, New Hampshire. The group will meet each Wednesday for a full day outdoors with activities in the wilderness and on the farm. Participants will develop skills for cooperative living in nature, competence in practical adventure sports, and appreciation for the natural history and ecology of New England

Program days will alternate between day-long outings in the local area and skill-building days on the Kroka farm and campus. Each day follows the same rhythm:
8:30-9:30 AM: Drop-off and morning farm chores
9:30 AM: Morning meeting
10:00 AM: Departure for daily activity
12:00 PM: Lunch break
3:00 PM: Return to campus and clean-up
3:30 PM: Pickup and departure

Winter session activities include ice skating, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, sledding, Quinzhee (snow shelters), ice fishing, maple sugaring, traditional crafts and handwork, and service projects. 

Instructors: Lindsay Moon, Alex Stroshine, and guests
Group is limited to 12 students, however if there is enough interest we may break into two sessions of different ages. 
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First Annual Kroka Winterfest
Sat Feb 4, 2023

Join us for the first annual Winterfest at Kroka's campus in Marlow, NH! Come experience the magic of winter on this fun, festive and adventurous day.  Winterfest is family-friendly and is free and open to the public. Light snacks and desserts will be available for purchase.

Campus is open 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM for the following activities and more: 

  • Ski (skate or classic) on our network of groomed trails
  • Ice skate on the Kroka Pond
  • Drink a cup of tea inside our cozy candle-lit winter expedition tent 
  • Cook bread-on-a-stick over the campfire
  • Build a Quinzhee snow fort
  • Snowshoe out to the Beaver Pond
  • Attend a winter tracking workshop
  • Visit with our cows, horse and chickens
  • Take a ride down the best sledding hill in Marlow! 

All activities are weather dependent. Skis, skates, and snowshoes available for rental on a limited basis. RSVP below if you plan to attend! 

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Fire and Ice
Mon Feb 20 - Fri Feb 24, 2023
(5 days)
Ages 13 yrs and older

Join us for a week of winter exploration, as we travel by ski and snowshoe to our beautiful winter camp. There we find a canvas tent with a crackling woodstove and a balsam fir floor. Each day, we will cut and split firewood to warm our tent and cook our meals, and chisel a hole in the ice to collect water. Adventures by day will include snow shelter making, exploring the woods by snowshoe, and skiing over the beaver flowages. We will bake biscuits over the fire, drink hot chocolate to warm our toes, carve our own spoons, and investigate tracks and trails as animals go about their lives amidst the snow. At night, the stars and the moon will illuminate the scene of a winter paradise with ice crackling in the cold and snow blanketing the trees. There will be stories, songs and great conversations in our candlelit canvas wall tent.

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Natural Pen and Ink Making
Tue Feb 21, 2023

Please join us  to make your very own dip pen and natural permanent ink! We will make ink and writing and art tools all from locally sourced, natural materials. We will also explore different ways of mark making including a bit of stamping. Feel free to bring interesting mark making supplies!  

This event will be by donation. Please bring a small mason jar and a pad of good drawing paper.

This will be part of our regular Tuesday Craft Night which always includes a potluck so please bring a contribution to share.

RSVP below if you plan to attend!

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Spoon Carving
Sat Mar 11, 2023
Ages 16 - 99
Join Phil Gargan and learn to carve beautiful and useful spoons for cooking and eating from local and reclaimed wood.
Registration includes use of tools and materials, expert instruction, and a simple soup and bread lunch. 
Rustic lodging and breakfast/dinner options may be available for an additional fee. 
*please be sure to let us know of any nut or wood allergies in advance
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Wilderness Adventures for Homeschoolers: Spring Session
Wed Apr 5 - Wed Jun 7, 2023
(64 days)
Ages 9 - 15
Homeschooling students ages 10 – 15 are invited to join us for a weekly wilderness adventure program based at Kroka's campus in Marlow, New Hampshire. The group will meet each Wednesday for a full day outdoors with activities in the wilderness and on the farm. Participants will develop skills for cooperative living in nature, competence in practical adventure sports, and appreciation for the natural history and ecology of New England

Program days will alternate between day-long outings in the local area and skill-building days on the Kroka farm and campus. Each day follows the same rhythm:
8:30-9:30 AM: Drop-off and morning farm chores
9:30 AM: Morning meeting
10:00 AM: Departure for daily activity
12:00 PM: Lunch break
3:00 PM: Return to campus and clean-up
3:30 PM: Pickup and departure

Spring session activities include canoeing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, carpentry, and traditional wilderness skills. Spring semester culminates in a 3-day student-designed overnight expedition challenge to practice teamwork and skills learned. 

Instructors: Lindsay Moon, Alex Stroshine and guests
Group is limited to 12 students, however if there is enough interest we may break into two sessions of different ages. 
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Black Ash Berry Baskets
Sat Apr 15, 2023
Ages 14 - 99
Join artisan basket weaver and alumni parent Penny Hewitt of Lazy Mill Hill Farm for a day of traditional Black Ash Basketry. Penny's work uses basketry to foster connections between people, the earth, and our ancestors. 
Make your own berry basket and in the process learn one of the oldest crafts in human history.

For thousands of years baskets served as indispensable objects in every culture. Carry on the tradition and take home a beautiful, durable and useful basket crafted from local and responsibly harvested, hand-pounded black ash logs. This workshop is a great introduction to the extraordinary qualities of the black ash tree. You will weave a square to round basket, approximately 6”x 6” with optional leather strap. Included is a discussion and demonstration on how the material is harvested and processed.
Workshop takes place Saturday  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Registration includes materials, expert instruction, and la simple lunch. Rustic lodging and breakfast/dinner options may be available for an additional fee.
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