Nature Immersion with Lindsay Cray
Date & Time:
Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 9am - 4pm
Happy Hour from 4-5pm
(Rain Date: Sunday, June 27th)
Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Rd, Branchport, NY 14418
Tickets & Fees:
Tickets are $100.00 and include morning coffee and tea and end of the day Happy Hour.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, NO WALK-INS: Class size is limited to 15 guests.
2020 was a tough year for everyone. Start the summer of 2021 with a restorative day at Hunt Country Vineyards with Lindsay Cray, and other thoughtful friends, immersed in nature. Lindsay will teach you time honored techniques and skills to create warmth, sample some wild edibles, and make some relics to be proud of and take home. This workshop is about using all the gifts nature has to offer to feel connected with and empowered by our natural world.
Lindsay Cray is a wilderness survival instructor, a NYS Hiking and Camping Guide, and certified Wilderness First Responder. She is also the CEO of Trybe (Tribe) Ecotherapy where she focuses her career on the development and delivery of progressive and intentional outdoor programs that help people broaden their personal growth, enhance interpersonal relationships, and foster appreciation of the natural environment.
Lucky for us, when she is not working with her team of staff at Trybe, she provides freelance classes in wilderness immersion to the public as well as teaches courses through the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and RIT. Her goal is to make simple but long-lasting, positive impacts on those she works with.
Lindsay will guide you through our vineyard grounds and woodlands, exploring nature and our connection with it. Learn ancient skills along the way like identifying wild medicinals and edibles, and examining the many things you can do with them. Make a fire using traditional fire building methods used by humans for tens of thousands of years. Learn about the natural materials around us that can provide us with shelter, food, warmth, utility, medicine, and wildcraft.
Program & Food:
9am: A quick "meet & greet" with coffee, tea, and a homemade breakfast nibble in our Tasting Room. Please arrive a little early so we can get started right at 9am.
12pm Lunchtime: Bring your own packed lunch. Refridgeration or coolers will be provided.
4pm Happy Hour: An "end of day" glass of wine and light snacks will be included to celebrate a productive day of fun learning, and new friends.
* Please let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions.
What to Bring & What to Wear:
Masks are required when inside buildings and at any time when appropriate social distancing is not possible. You must bring a mask.
You will be trekking through the woods, so bug spray and closed toes shoes with good traction are highly recommended. We will be providing morning coffee or tea and Happy Hour snacks. Don't forget to bring your lunch, and please bring your favorite water bottle and personal snacks if you like as well. We will have tools and supplies so it is not necessary to bring your own. If you like birdwatching, be sure to bring binoculars as we have plenty of birds to view.
Layering will be especially important to keep you cool/warm, dry, and comfortable. As you know, "there is no bad weather, just bad clothing". As this workshop will be focused on immersion and adventure in the outdoors, the goal is to be challenged, get dirty and learn with freedom to explore. As such, we ask that you make sure you check the weather leading up to and on the day of class so you are dressed appropriately for seasonal weather and environment while outside.
We will also be paying close attention to the weather forecast. Excesive rain, dangerous winds, or dangerous heat will be our only reasons to turn to the Rain Date of Sunday, June 27th. We will make that determintation on Friday evening, June 25th and will contact you with any changes in schedule.
Covid-19 Update: We're taking all the necessary precautions to host events and workshops in a safe, healthy, compliant and fun way. Over the next few months, as each event on our calendar approaches, we'll be carefully assessing whether or not the circumstances at the time allow us to meet the standards for hosting safe and fun gatherings. If we feel the need to cancel an event, ticket holders will be notified of the cancellation and all ticket fees will be fully refunded.