Claws & Claws Deep

are designed for advanced Sharpshins who want to be challenged further in the practice of the wild.

From July 5-8 we’ll have two concurrent sessions, Claws and Claws Deep.

Both groups will depart Northampton on Weds. July 5th at 10am, drive to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, park, enter the Great Gulf Wilderness , spend the afternoon setting camp and exploring the upper Peabody River watershed. Then we’ll camp out, wake up (Thurs. 7/6), ascend the incredible Madison Gulf Trail to the top of Mt Madison & feast and lodge at the AMC Madison Hut.

Friday morning (7/7) Claws will descend slowly from above treeline, returning to Northampton (after pizza and ice cream in St. Johnsbury) at about 11pm.

Claws Deep will continue on to climb Mt Washington, spend the night (7/7) at AMC’s Lake in the Clouds, and return to Northampton (after pizza and ice cream in St. Johnsbury) on Saturday (7/8) around 11pm.

NOTE: Parents are welcome to participate in the Claws program.


Kurt Heidinger


Emmett Lollis-Taylor

Phoebe Gelbard



Claws is a 3 day, 2 overnight session, with a tuition of $325.

Claws Deep is a 4 day, 3 overnight session with a tuition of $450.

Tuition for Claws and Claws Deep includes everything except students’ gear and trail food.

If you would like to reserve a spot, please use the registration link and indicate the session you are interested in. You will receive a confirmation and the registration materials by email; registration is complete when Biocitizen receives by postal mail (not emailed pdf) your completed registration forms.

Biocitizen, 1 Stage Rd. Westhampton, MA 01027

If you would like to learn more, please call 413.320.0522 and speak with Biocitizen director Kurt Heidinger

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Starts at 10am


July 5-8, 2017