October 6 – 8
Welcoming and Inspiration!
Navigating hazards and getting comfortable in the wild. Basic survival skills: Shelter, Water, Fire and Food. Making coal-burned spoons and beginning the cycle of the year through ceremony. Playing and connecting!
November 3 – 5
Orientation and Motivation:
Fall Wild Food Harvest and medicine-making; Navigation and honing a “sense of direction”; Cordage-making and advanced shelters. Reclaiming and honoring our own adolescent Rites of Passage.
December 1 – 3
Focus and Depth:
Working with animal hides; Winter camping skills; Storytelling and culture-building, Gratitude ceremony and practice.
January 19 – 21
Healing and Care:
Growing skills with Fire; Leatherworking and Pouch-making; Honoring our pain for the world & releasing grief in sacred ritual.
February 16 – 18
Relaxing and Connecting:
Wildlife tracking and winter marine ecology; Winter wild food foraging; Pine needle basketry; claiming our own leadership and community skills.
March 16 – 18
Stepping into Strength:
Archery workshop; felling trees and splitting wood with Axe and Saw; sacred harvest circle; Fire by Friction; Equinox ritual.
April 20 – 22
Oneness with the Wild:
The secrets of bird language; Cooking with Fire; wild embodiment and advanced awareness practices.
May 18 – 20
Deepening the Journey:
Forest Scout Skills! Camouflage, sneaking, and stalking. Spring wild edibles harvest; Dreaming up and digging down into personal passions; working on final projects,
June 1 – 3
Weaving the Web:
Living with the land as we use all of our skills, tools, crafts and visions to craft a culminating ceremonial wilderness experience in order to step strongly out onto our paths and initiate ourselves into the next steps of our journeys with the wild.