Daily Hampshire Gazette: Youngsters learn outdoors skills in the Conway wilderness

In the Greenfield Recorder by Andy Castillo, Recorder Staff

Outdoor adventure camp in Conway aims to build character

CONWAY — Wind whispered through white pine trunks in a glade not far from a clearing where Earthwork Programs’ campers built a tarp wind break in front of a smoking camp fire.

Seated on logs around the fire, a few others hammered knives into small branches — a technique called batoning — splitting them into smaller pieces, to be carved smooth and smoldered into coal-burned spoons.

"We made cool walking sticks, and we carved them ourselves"

A Wilderness Survival Vacation Program Participant


"There's something so powerful about being able to develop a relationship with different plants..." 

~ Frank Grindrod

During the Summer, Earthwork Programs Summer Camps were visited by a few local newspapers:

•  Fran Ryan, Contributing Writer for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, published this article: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Hitchcock Center, Earthwork Programs connect children and environment

•  And together, Fran and Tom, published this article in the Recorder: Learning naturally: Nature programs take the classroom outside

• In January, The Republican talked with Frank about Emergency Survival and Self-Sufficiency Workshops

• Channel abc40 (Springfield) visited At Home in the Woods and videotaped a day at camp.