Ancestral Skills

Summer 2016 Program coming soon!

Wild Skills Family Camp

 Through Children of the Earth Foundation

Engage the whole family in the wonders of the great outdoors through this weekend program. We cover the basic skills of shelter, water, fire and food as well as the skills to thrive in nature through awareness games, tracking, and storytelling. Join us for this inspiring family adventure!

Ages and Prerequisites: This program is designed for families to attend together and is open for youth and teens age 4-17. A responsible adult must participate in the program with their children. During the weekend, kids are with their parents most of the time and older teens may go on more challenging adventures. No experience is necessary.

Location: Broadfork Farm is in Trout Lake, WA, 20 miles north of Hood River. Broadfork Farm is a working farm and homestead.  Enjoy pitching your tent with a view of Mt Adams, harvest some of your dinner, and wander to the pastures edge to speak with a few animals as you drink tea or coffee.  The farm, and surrounding Mt Adams country provide the rich backdrop for our weekend together.

Daily Rhythm: Our days will start with a morning stretch and a little solo time to tune-in to the natural world. Between meals we will launch into a group activity focused on one of our primary needs in nature: shelter, water, fire and food. We may build a debris shelter, practice fire by friction, purify water, gather wild edibles or dip into the worlds of camouflage, wildlife tracking, and basic hunting techniques. Afternoons add time to further hone our skills, wander or wade downstream. With sunset comes storytelling, stargazing and time to dream.

Prices: TBA. Includes meals. Bring your own tent, sleeping bag, and eating utensils.

Contact: Rachael Pecore Valdez with questions at [email protected]

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