For youth (ages 8-12)
Youth Homeschool Program
The Youth Homeschool Program is a weekly program focusing on primitive and traditional skills, games, and immersion into nature. The skills we work on every year are diverse, with some core skills learned by everyone. Knife skills and safety, fire making and cordage form a foundation.
From there, we have worked on: archery, atlatl, basketry, felting, spinning, friction fire, pottery, traps, slings, bolas, edible plants, primitive cooking, wildlife tracking, netting, earth pigments, bone and antler tools, cattail craft and more. Over the year students develop confidence, forge friendships, and find a connection to nature and the skills of our ancestors.
All of our camps are designed to balance practical education with character development, but each camp is focused on a particular skill to ignite the imagination and provide context for learning. Check out some of our past themes below:
Walking into the natural world, the Bushcrafters are at home, feeling at ease upon the landscape. They engineer shelters, conjure fire, and craft their tools from their surroundings. In this camp, small clans will build a village, learning the creativity that is a Bushcrafter’s most valuable tool, as well as learn the skills of barter and trade for materials. Games will be used to settle disputes, and the door to adventure in the wilderness will be opened.
Youth Earth Living Skills
Campers will begin their journey into Earth Living Skills. A large part of each day will be spent focusing on Ancestral skills, working with stone, bone, shell, wood and fiber. We will also be playing signature Laughing Coyote games and spending time cooling off in the pond. Every year Skills Day Camp offers unique projects, so returning campers will be learning different skills each year.
Youth Scout Skills
The scouts were the eyes and ears of every tribe. Awareness, tracking, and invisibility were mandatory skills for their survival and the protection of their people. In this exciting camp we will explore the many facets of scout skills, and invisibility. We will practice camouflage, stalking, animal forms, awareness expanding activities and scout games.
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