Early American Skills Weekend Programs and Fort Pontiac Challenge
For Adults, and youth aged 14 and up.
Classes are offered in four hour blocks. Classes will normally be offered three times per weekend on scheduled weekends.
Classes will be 4 hours in length. Saturday classes are 8:00 AM to 12:00 NOON, and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Sunday classes are 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Fees per person per class: Adults age 21 and over: $50, Youth age 14 to 21: $30, Seniors age 60 and up: $40
Some additional materials charges may apply for larger projects.
Walk-Ins will be accepted if space and materials are available, however to ensure that you have the best experience, of your choice, preregistration is strongly recommended.
In addition to hands on experience, students will learn the history and lore surrounding the trade. Phrases in modern language that have their roots in the trade, and modern applications of the trade.
The FORT PONTIAC CHALLENGE Patches are also available on Early American Skills weekends. See the Living History Events Page for dates and registration links
These weekends will focus on learning Early American Skills. Those interested may work on earning the Fort Pontiac Challenge center patch and one or more corner patches.
It should be noted that most program areas have limits on the number of particpants that can be accommodated and there are age limits on some activities for safety reasons. The projects and activities are designed for adults and High School aged youth (14 yrs and up).
See the Fort Pontiac Challenge patch flier for descriptions of the corner patches available. As new patches become available they will be added to this flier.
The Fort Challenge program is now available to all registered Early American Skills Experience participants.
People who have not preregistered may be able to fill any available slots based on materials and staff availability.
If you are a Venturer interested in working towards the Outdoor Living History Elective please contact the Chief Pontiac Programs Kensington Living History Village Staff at least one week prior to make arrangements discuss your goals.
Contact the KLHV Staff at KLHV@ChiefPontiacPrograms.org. to make arrangements.