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Cooking with Fire Overnight

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Our financial aid philosophy is take what you need and give what you can. We recognize that there are economic hardships, and we want to be accessible to all, so we ask that you pay whatever it is that you can.

The more you can pay, the more children we are able to extend aid to. Before you request financial aid we ask families to consider if there are family members or friends who might help provide a scholarship to your family for this program.

While nobody has ever been turned away for lack of funds, our ability to accommodate financial aid requests rests on the strength of our program enrollment and the generosity of the individuals, businesses and foundations that partner with Wild Earth to make financial aid possible.

We're in this together! Many of us are stretching ourselves to make sure that cost doesn't get in the way of anyone playing, exploring and learning in nature.

How to ask for aid–

Requests for financial aid are processed alongside your registration. This enables you to reserve a space in the program while our team is reviewing aid requests. Register now and reserve your space in Cooking with Fire Overnight today.

Payment Plan Details:

Deposit of $100 due with registration. Remaining balance can be split into 1 monthly payments of $250.

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Overnight Experience:

Sat, August 19, 2023 – Sunday, August 20, 2023


10am Saturday – 11am Sunday


Wild Earth: 175 Rock Haven Road, Kerhonkson NY


$350 per person, includes 3 provided meals and supplies (actual cost of program)
or choose:
$175 – Accessible pricing
$525 – Support a classmate

Additional Questions?

Drop us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to answer your questions.
(845) 256-9830

Cooking with Fire Overnight

Cooking has been and continues to be a language of love for many people throughout the world and throughout history. When we sit down to meals with friends and family, we strengthen the bonds of our relationships while nourishing our bodies together, giving us the vital energy we need for all aspects of our lives.

While we are still discovering new ways to cook our food, cooking with fire is likely the oldest way humans have practiced cooking. Cooking with fire can eliminate harmful bacteria, change flavor, and prolong the “shelf life” of our food. Wild Earth invites you to join passionate cook, hunter, forager, a dabbler of many things food related Dustin Lamberta and acorn aficionado Mark Ressl for a full day of cooking over, under, around fire.

We will practice a variety of ancient techniques to cook hunted, gathered and locally grown foods. Participants will leave the weekend with new recipes, new skills, and a deeper sense of connection to the food we eat, where it comes from, and how to prepare it with love and care.

Some of the campfire cooking techniques will likely include:

  • Clay bake fish
  • Pit cook chicken and veggies
  • Pine branch gyro
  • Foraged ingredients from Rock Haven (blackberry, blueberry, sweet fern, acorn)
  • Pan frying over fire
  • Cooking directly on coals
  • Cooking with acorn starch and flour

*Meat will be served at every meal and while there will be veggie options available, many of our teachings will be based around how to cook hunted meat and fish over a fire. Please indicate dietary needs and restrictions when registering.

Wild Earth strives to make our programs accessible for all. If you have a disability and are interested in attending this program, please reach out to discuss with our team to see what may be possible.

About the Instructor


DustinDustin Lamberta– Dustin grew up playing with his sister and other neighborhood kids in the “woods” (an acre of marshy land deemed too wet for development) near his suburban Long Island childhood home. After focusing his studies on political science, and philosophy at SUNY New Paltz, he began to take interest in local food and ecology while working at local farms and wineries. In Fall, 2011 he was introduced to Wild Earth by his friend Thomas Meli, and began attending the Dawn Song Village Program. He has since staffed several Wild Earth programs as well as some time with White Pine Programs in Maine and Coyote Club Wildlife Education Programs in New Hampshire. He is a passionate deer hunter, loves birds, harvesting edible plants, open fire cooking, gardening, and Earthenware pottery. He lives in Cottekill, NY with his wife Terrah and dogs Frankie and Peanut.

Register now and reserve your space in Cooking with Fire Overnight today. Space is limited.

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