Ninjas in Nature Youth Programs

Program Description

Our youth programs fuse the ancient arts of the ninja with nature survival and sensory awareness training. Oh, we also play a lot of games. Our curriculum is designed for ages 7-12, and we have occasional teen assistants who are a part of our youth leadership program. We aim for small group ratios (1:8). Our weekend (Shinobi Sundays), homeschool, and afterschool programs are usually 2.5-3 hours duration. Our typical schedule involves arrival skills, a group circle, a group game, focused skills time, and then a wrap-up circle. Our curriculum is based on  7-10 program days that have a curricular theme (we call them "Pathways"). Some of the themes include: shelter, fire, water, food, awareness, movement, invisibility, and more. We introduce skills of basic ninjutsu (the art of the ninja). We do hands-on skills often involving wildcrafting and woodcarving. Students also keep a "ninja notebook" where they record the skills we do and complete optional "home ninja missions." Many of our skills have been recorded in our video library and we often share these links with students for home preparation and study.


Students have the option to complete skills and progress along our ranking pathway. We have 5 ranks in our curriculum: Nin, Kame (Turtle), Ootori (Firebird), Tora (Tiger), and Ryū (Dragon).



Dai Shihan Mark Roemke


Our program is run under Pathways Dojo which is led by Sensei Mark Roemke (15th degree black belt in ninjutsu).  Sensei Roemke has been awarded the highest rank possible (Dai Shihan) below that of Grandmaster, and is licensed to teach under the Grandmaster of Ninjutsu, Masaaki Hatsumi.




Shinobi Sundays

Shinobi Sundays involves two concurrent age group programs: our NiN Program for ages 7-12, and our Shadow Ninja Teen Leadership program for ages 13-15.

Location: Lincoln, MA

Day/Time: Every other Sunday: 2-4:30     Dates (7 Sundays per session) Fall dates:

March 3, 17

April 7, 21

May 5, 19

June 2

NiN Program Description   Ages: 7-12

Shinboi Sundays runs every spring and fall. We gather every other Sunday to explore the landscape, practice survival skills, learn ninjutsu, play games, and have a ridiculous amount of fun. During each session, students train with a theme curriculum (examples: fire, shelter, invisibility and more). Upon completion of the 7 session program, students earn a patch for that course which counts towards earning their next NiN Rank. To find out about the next session, join our mailing list below.

Shadow Ninja Program   Ages: 13-15

The Shadow Ninja Program runs concurrent with the NiN Program above. The teens spend part of their time with the whole group, then part of their time splitting off to practice their own skills.

Learn more about the Shadow Ninja Program.

Instructors: Rob Riman, Ken Clarkson, Quinn Eastburn

We have a waitlist for these programs. Each session we tend to have 1-4 openings. You can join our waitlist below.

Pathways Ninja Training

Location: Lincoln, MA                                   Ages: 7 and up

Day/Time: Tuesdays TBD

Program Description

This is our white to black belt training in the art of ninjutsu (the art of the ninja). For more details and to join the waitlist, check out the link below.

Homeschool NiN

Location: Acton, MA                                   Ages: 7-12

Day/Time: Tuesdays: 10-1230              Dates (7 Tuesdays per session)

Spring Session Dates.  Coming Soon!

Cost: $420/session (limited partial scholarship and sibling discounts available)

Instructors: Rob Riman

Join our fall Homeschool NiN waitlist below

Teen Leadership Training

We train teens to become assistant instructors with our Hyabusa (Falcon) Leadership Training Program. Teens work along side of lead instructors while assisting with activities, games, safety, and fun. We accept two teen leaders for each program. We currently accepting applications for our our teen leadership position with our Homeschool and Shinobi Sundays programs described above. Learn more about our Falcon Leadership Training.

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