Dave Hall (right) at hike, 2014, Dryden & Enfield programs; Rural Youth Services

Dave Hall (right) leads programs year-round for Dryden area middle school youth.

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Dryden & Freeville

Programs are offered year-round by Dave Hall for Dryden & Freeville area middle school aged youth.

Programming follows NYS and CDC safety guidelines. 

Upcoming Programs

All programs will meet at the "Lion" in the Dryden Middle School Lobby directly after the 2:20 dismissal. Please note that for programs with field trips, your child may have to make a choice between participating in tutoring or a club during Activity Period which takes place from 2:30 - 3:00 PM because we will leaving at 2:30 for the afternoon trip. Programs run until 5:30 PM for students who are not taking the late bus and will be picked up by a parent or guardian.

Please Note - Some programs are inside. For programs that take place outside it is vital that your child comes prepared with proper clothing for the afternoon. Students who are not prepared will be sent home on the bus. Please let Dave Hall know if you need help acquiring cold weather clothing.

Nature Crafts

Wednesdays September 28 - October 26. Come learn to make items of function and beauty as we work with leather, stone, wood and more! Outdoors

Primitive Pursuits

Thursdays September 29 - December 22. Participants can look forward to learning vital wilderness skills such as matchless fire making, shelter construction, water collection and more! Outdoors

Monday Makers

Mondays October 3 - November 14. Monday Makers is an open ended program where participants decide what we do each week. In past programs we have played games, cooked, hiked and gone on filed trips.

Outdoor Cooking - Session 1

Tuesdays October 4 - October 25. Come learn to make delicious food in the great outdoors

Outdoor Cooking - Session 2

Tuesdays November 1 - November 22.

Archery - Session 1

Wednesdays November 2 & 9. The group will walk to Klein's Archery for an hour of indoor time on the range. The remainder of our time will be spent outside learning to look for deer sign. Indoors & Outdoors

Archery - Session 2 

Wednesdays November 16 & 23. Indoors and Outdoors

Wildlife Watchers

Mondays November 21 - December 19. Participants can look forward to learning the fine art of observation, stealth, tracking and more!

Iron Chef

Tuesdays December 6 - 20. Participants team up for a fun contest as secret ingredients are used to make something good to eat. Indoors

Indoor Crafts

Wednesdays December 7 - December 21. Participants can look forward to working with leather, fiber and weaving materials.

Register Herehttps://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Drydenfall2022_250

Last updated September 15, 2022