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Gettin’ Primitive July 2016

$195.00

July 22 – 24, 2016

Stretching limits, fostering curiosity and confidence and building connections to nature, one’s self and others. Teaching basic wilderness skills and survival, nature mentoring, adventure and creative self-expression in a peer-based community. We draw on the wonder that nature inspires and the innate desire of youth to gain knowledge, express themselves and know their place in the world. These are foundational experiences that open the door to all possibilities; memories that serve well and last a lifetime.

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Description

Stretching limits, fostering curiosity and confidence and building connections to nature, one’s self and others. Teaching basic wilderness skills and survival, nature mentoring, adventure and creative self-expression in a peer-based community. We draw on the wonder that nature inspires and the innate desire of youth to gain knowledge, express themselves and know their place in the world. These are foundational experiences that open the door to all possibilities; memories that serve well and last a lifetime.

Skills taught

Traditional Archery with Long Bows
Woodsmanship & Basic Survival
Camping & Firemaking
Orienteering & Tracking
Tomohawk Throwing
Knots & Lashing
Atlatl throwing
Knots & lashing and orienteering
Streamside Ecology
Bow Making
Flint Knapping

What to expect

Youth will be divided into small age-related groups, 7-9 and 10-13. Each camper will be exposed to the basic skills with ample opportunity to practice while they play. Evenings are spent in the teepee, story telling and music making. Knowledge and skills are tested the last night of camp as all campers hunt for their treasure. Campers and staff participate equally in community life. This includes meal preparation, clean up and daily chores.
Family members are invited to meet all Staff and remain in camp until noon of our opening day. All family members are encouraged to attend our closing group, 10:00 a.m. on the day of departure. All camp activities are supervised with the utmost regard for personal and property safety. Camp regulations are enforced and rules of conduct are agreed upon standards that bind all campers and staff.

What to bring

Tent, sleeping pad and sleeping bag, good hiking shoes and a backpack. Campers may elect to share a tent with a friend. Limited camping equipment is available upon request.