Join us for a week of forest adventure, life skill learning and outdoor fun at Forest Day Camp! We will cover the essential order of forest life skills – shelter, water, fire, and food. The camp will also tap into our potential to connect with nature deeply. We will practice awareness through games that use all of our senses, and we will delve into “Jedi” and scout training and work on expanding our awareness potential and become truly connected. Experience the fun and powerful learning that happens when working with a team of experienced mentors.
Camp runs from 9 am to 3 pm.
Tuition is $250.
On Friday afternoon, parents are invited to join for the final hour to share in our fun and learning.
Continuing the Forest Camp tradition, this year we again welcome Coyote Mentors Nancye Good and Jonathan Blaney, students of Tom Brown’s Tracker School and Children of the Earth Foundation, along with some other special guest instructors.
About the mentors
Nancye Good grew up on Whidbey Island and treasures her memories of a vision quest class she took at Chinook when she was sixteen. Nancye has been teaching Earth Skills as an afterschool class, to homeschoolers, and as part of the school curriculum in New York City where she currently resides, as well as various sleepaway camp programs. She learned Earth Skills at a family summer program called Coyote Tracks. She has also taken classes at Tracker School and Vermont Wilderness School. Sharing these Earth Skills with children and families and seeing them come alive through their own accomplishments has been a great motivating and inspiring force for her.
Jonathan Blaney began his journey with naturalist and primitive skills from an early age. Growing up in Los Angeles, CA, his parents took him on many camping and hiking excursions which sparked a passion for bird watching and herpetology. Jonathan’s love of nature led him to training in primitive skills at the Tracker school. He eventually began working for The Tracker school as Intern and later as a Caretaker. Jonathan has been a instructor at Children of the Earth Foundation and has a deep passion for nature education for youth and adults alike.
* Nutritious lunch and snack (please send Friday’s snack and lunch on Thursday)
* Water bottle (no glass please)
* Wear clothes that can get dirty (long pants are best as nettles and mosquitos abound)
* Closed toe shoes
* Rain gear if rain threatens (rain pants, rain jacket, boots)
* A change of clothes, including dry socks and a change of shoes, just in case
You may bring these in a bag labeled with your name, to leave at camp during the week and to be replenished as needed.
* Sugary snacks, drinks or candy
* Glass bottles
* Cell phones, iPods, or any electronic devices
* Matches or lighters
* Weapons of any kind (slingshots, water guns, etc.)