Guides of curious talent and passion ready to meet explorers seeking new terrain, knowledge and fun.

What we do:

We connect you to new audiences, arrange times and collecting fees for your unique Catskill experience. We arrange for reviews of your experience which become valuable testimonials for your business on our website and social media.

Think about the experience you can offer, where the lessons are, its seasonality, and call us. Are you experienced? Do you have a class, event, tour, or a good trip you can take people on? Explorers will pay well for your time and expertise. Let’s talk about it.

Some of the ideas we find embedded in our mountains that we'd like to host include, but aren't limited to:
Tying flies, hunting mushrooms, composting, throwing pots, trail hiking, canoeing the West Branch, identifying birds and their habitats, sharpening chainsaws, hunting, stained glass making, seeking Jack in the Pulpits, harvesting apples, roasting coffee, raising chickens, wiring lamps, tracking wildlife, making bows and arrows, using a hatchet, camping, saving vegetable seeds, haying a field, canning fruits and vegetables, playing the mountain dulcimer, building kites, building fires with bow drills, making yarn, knitting, telling funny stories, yoga, reading tarot cards, sharpening knives, finding valuable antiques, figure drawing, dance, making candy, candle making, throwing pots, performing magic, weaving a basket, foraging, brewing beer, mountain biking, gun practice, surveying, tending bees, milking goats, turning wood knives, bowls, making jam, blow glass, distill, learn to quilt, fix your bike, identify trees, row a boat, blacksmithing, making knives, writing poems, exploring myth, brush hogging, grafting fruit stock, plain air painting, cider making, kambucha fermentation, kimchi, ATV rides on logging trails, snowmobiling, fermenting cider, and of course yodeling....

We're looking for you and your skills. Upload your experience now at IntoTheSkills.com or call us to discuss your experience and our thoughts on how to price it. There's growing group of millennials looking for experiences (and Instagram moments) in our region. Turn their interest into extra cash and help show off the diverse, wild and wonderful things to do in the Catskills.

Become an Exporer

Looking for exciting things to do, learn and experience in the Catskills?  We'll put you in touch with local guides who can take you and your friends off the beaten track and reveal the hidden magic in our mountains.

Interested in becoming a guide?

Make money sharing your passion, class, tour or with others. We'll put you together with visitors and locals who want to find new experiences and to learn new skills.

- contact -

Steve Burnett

607.832.4216 :: steve@intotheskills.com

William Duke

917.859.5397 :: william@intotheskills.com



Privacy Policy:

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for IntoTheSkills.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to create a transaction for you through a bank or credit card processing service a to connect you with with an end user or explorer if you are a guide or connect you with a guide if you are an end user or explorer .

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 917-859-5397 or via email at security@intotheskills.com

In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest.

If you are an end user or “explorer” we will request information from you on our order form to to help us in creating your transaction between you and a service provider or “guide”. To buy an experience from us, you must provide contact information (like name, phone number and billing address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

We may use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners, guides and/or advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We partner with guides or purveyors of Catskill experiences who provide specific experiences or services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for this third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Terms of Service:

Terms of Service
Please read these terms of service (“terms”, “terms of service”) carefully before using the IntoTheSkills.com website (the “service”) operated by Into the Skills (“us”, ‘we”, “our”).

Conditions of Use
We will provide a service to you, which is subject to the conditions stated below in this document. Every time you visit the website, use its services or make a purchase, you accept the following conditions. This is  why we urge you to read them carefully.

Privacy Policy
Before you continue using our website we advise you to read our privacy policy regarding our user data collection. It will help you better understand our practices.

Content published on this website (digital downloads, images, texts, graphics, logos) is the property of Into The Skills and/or its content creators and protected by international copyright laws. The entire compilation of the content found on this website is the exclusive property of Into The Skills with copyright authorship for this compilation by Into The Skills.

The entire communication with us is electronic. Every time you send us an email or visit our website, you are going to be communicating with us. You hereby consent to receive communications from us. If you subscribe to the news on our website, you are going to receive regular emails from us. We will continue to communicate with you by posting news and notices on our website and by sending you emails. You also agree that all notices, disclosures, agreements and other communications we provide to you electronically meet the legal requirements that such communications be in writing.

Applicable Law
By visiting this website, you agree that the laws of the New York State without regard to principles of conflict laws, will govern these terms of service, or any dispute of any sort that might come between Into The Skills and you, or its business partners and associates.

Any dispute related in any way to your visit to this website or to products you purchase from us shall be arbitrated by state or federal court in New York State and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

Comments, Reviews, and Emails
Visitors may post content as long as it is not obscene, illegal, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or injurious in any other way to third parties. Content has to be free of software viruses, political campaign, and commercial solicitation.

We reserve all rights (but not the obligation) to remove and/or edit such content. When you post your content, you grant Into The Skills non-exclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable right to use, reproduce, publish, modify such content throughout the world in any media.

License and Site Access
We grant you a limited license to access and make personal use of this website. You are not allowed to download or modify it. This may be done only with written consent from us.

User Account
If you are an owner of an account on this website, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your private user details (username and password). You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account or password.   Our Service allows you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). Service providers (guides) are responsible for the maintaining up-to-date information and pricing of their service (Experience).

We reserve all rights to terminate accounts, edit or remove content and cancel orders in our sole discretion.

The Service/Platform
Into The Skills is a platform that connects service providers (guides) with users (explorers).  Every guide may have one or more experiences to offer at a specific price.  We facilitate payment for every experience by collecting from an explorer and distributing it to a guide after the completion of the experience.  the amount we distribute to the guide is less 20% (our 12% fee plus 8% NYS sales tax).

We also encourage on site reviews by explorers of their experience and guides of their explorers.

Release and indemnify
It is understood that the activities and experiences engaged by explorers with guides through this site may have varying degrees of risk.  Some may involve walking outdoors, heavy farm equipment, animals, power tools, guns, flying, fishing on slippery rocks, boating, and any other number of potentially dangerous activities.  Into The Skills makes no warrantee of safety for these activities and by engaging our terms of service both explorer and guide understand these the activities and experiences are undertaken at their own risk.

You hereby expressly and irrevocably release and forever discharge Into The Skills, and its respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, service providers (guides) and users (explorers) from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, liability, debts, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity which you ever had, now have, or hereafter can, shall or may have, for or by reason of, or arising directly or indirectly out of your use of the platform.

You hereby expressly and irrevocably release and forever discharge Into The Skills, and its respective directors, officers, emploation of any rights of a third party.

We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Links To Other Web Sites
IntoTheSkills.com may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Into The Skills.   Into The Skills has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that My Company (change this) shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 (change this) days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.