Classes & Workshops

Ages: 11 & Up

My Side Of The Mountain

Instructor(s): Edgar Brown Angela Cannon-Crothers Lindsay Cray
Location: Location of Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat


NOTE: Held at Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat. A van will run from Writers & Books leaving promptly at 8 am, returning at 5 pm

If meeting the class at Gell:

$309 W&B members/$340 general public

If attending from 740 University Avenue:

$420 W&B members/$450 general public

Dare to discover your wild side! If books of survival like My Side of the Mountain, Hatchet, and Call of the Wild intrigue you, then don’t miss this week of full immersion in nature. Come to the Bristol Hills for this exciting new collaboration with Earthworks Institute to learn about the wonders of the environment and practice fire building skills, foraging for wild foods and medicines, building survival shelters, making and using tools, and learning how to find your way while playing games of stealth and discovery in the outdoors. Hiking, tracking, and other natural arts will culminate in a Final Challenge to test your skills while we camp out overnight Thursday on the nearby Finger Lakes Trail. Discover how self-reliant you can be, discuss stories of heroes just like you, and feel at home in the natural world. Journaling on your experiences will be encouraged! Daily packed lunches, hiking shoes, water bottle, and a sleeping bag and pack for the last night, will be needed. Last night dinner and breakfast will be provided.


If you would like to make a request for an accommodation, please email us at at least 10 days prior to the event.


To register for this class, or to get more information, please call (585)-473-2590 x107.