The Fieldtrip of a Lifetime - Bark Longhouse Sleepover
Imagine the ability to step back into the 1600s, when thousands of Seneca people thrived in 150 longhouses, living, playing, and farming on the fertile land now known as Ganondagan...
For the first time ever - and in response to years of requests from the public - Ganondagan will be raffling off "the fieldtrip of a lifetime." The winner of this fundraising raffle, plus nine people of their choosing, will live for one night in the full-sized Bark Longhouse replica at Ganondagan State Historic Site, experiencing what life was like four centuries ago.
Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime experience are $100 and go on-sale to coincide with our Site opening on May 1. Only 50 tickets will be sold in order to maximize the winner's odds. The public drawing for the winner will be held during Ganondagan's Native American Dance & Music Festival, July 28 - 29, 2012.
As a fundraiser for the Friends of Ganondagan, proceeds go directly back into programming and activities. All participants must be 8 years old or more.
Your unmatched adventure begins with a 4:00 pm arrival at the Site to meet Ganondagan's Native American Interpretive Staff members hosting your event. Programs may include such activities as traditional arts, games, a campfire with storytelling, and an evening walk in the woods to bookend a Native foods dinner in the Bark Longhouse. After the Longhouse "sleepover" on lower level bunk-bed style sleeping mats, breakfast and a morning activity conclude the event by approximately 10:00 am. The winner will be advised well in advance regarding exactly what to bring to make this meaningful as well as comfortable. This is a custom and uniquely designed experience, so your group will be able to make some activity choices in advance.
Longhouse slideshow photos by Kimberly Burkard. Images © copyright Friends of Ganondagan or the individual photographers.
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