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Wilderness Scouts–Winter 2018 (1/20)

Join Earthwork Programs for an alternative scout experience!

Our Scout program involves various specializations of skills and tiers of advancement. Like the growing of a tree, Scouts adventure begins in the roots, with deep connection to nature, and rises through the trunk and branches as students gain an understanding of various skills. Specializations include:

  • Woodcraft
  • Campcraft
  • Firecraft
  • Cooking
  • Foraging
  • Plant Identification
  • Orienteering
  • Primitive skills
  • Camouflaging
  • Wilderness First-Aid
  • Leadership
  • Team Development

Preteens and teens will learn the skills to be confident and comfortable in the outdoors while building community and developing as a leader.

WHO: Ages 10+, Co-Ed (mature younger children on a case-by-case basis)
WHERE: Conway, Massachusetts
WHEN: 10 am-3 pm, 3rd Saturday of the month until May
HOW MUCH: $165-$210, sliding scale for Winter session (3 Saturdays: 1/20, 2/17, 3/17) ; 50% due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks of start of Program

REGISTER FOR WILDERNESS SCOUTS

Our goal in Wilderness Scouts is to guide young people on their path to wilderness self-reliance and connection with nature. We will provide students with the knowledge and hard skills to prepare them to thrive in life through outdoor experiential learning. We use a merit and advancement structured curriculum, where successful practice and demonstration opens doors to further freedoms and specialties.

At the core of the Wilderness Scouts program, students will work with mentors to gain respect for nature by understanding the importance of water, fire, food and shelter as our most basic human needs. They will begin to learn about camp, fire, and wood crafting as well as local plant, tree and animal species. They will practice the art of camouflaging and being still in nature. True self-reliance in the wilderness is grown out of deep connection with the earth and indigenous wisdom. Learning awareness of the human bond with the land and understanding of the knowledge passed down by our ancestors will give students the perspective and connection they need to learn these skills.

Click Here for Comprehensive Details about Wilderness Scouts

Winter Shelter Building

Forest Walkers–Winter 2018 (2/17)

Join Earthwork Programs for a wilderness experience!

 

Our Forest Walkers program involves various specializations of skills and tiers of advancement. Like the growing of a tree, Forest Walkers adventure begins in the roots, with deep connection to nature, and rises through the trunk and branches as students gain an understanding of various skills. Specializations include:

  • Woodcraft
  • Campcraft
  • Firecraft
  • Cooking
  • Foraging
  • Plant Identification
  • Orienteering
  • Primitive skills
  • Camouflaging
  • Wilderness First-Aid
  • Leadership
  • Team Development

Preteens and teens will learn the skills to be confident and comfortable in the outdoors while building community and developing as a leader.

WHO: Ages 10+, Co-Ed (mature younger children on a case-by-case basis)

WHERE: Conway, Massachusetts
WHEN: 10 am-3 pm, 3rd Saturday of the month until May
HOW MUCH: $165-$210, sliding scale for Winter session (3 Saturdays: 1/20, 2/17, 3/17) ; 50% due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks of start of Program

REGISTER FOR FOREST WALKERS

Our goal in Forest Walkers is to guide young people on their path to wilderness self-reliance and connection with nature. We will provide students with the knowledge and hard skills to prepare them to thrive in life through outdoor experiential learning. We use a merit and advancement structured curriculum, where successful practice and demonstration opens doors to further freedoms and specialties.

At the core of the Forest Walkers program, students will work with mentors to gain respect for nature by understanding the importance of water, fire, food and shelter as our most basic human needs. They will begin to learn about camp, fire, and wood crafting as well as local plant, tree and animal species. They will practice the art of camouflaging and being still in nature. True self-reliance in the wilderness is grown out of deep connection with the earth and indigenous wisdom. Learning awareness of the human bond with the land and understanding of the knowledge passed down by our ancestors will give students the perspective and connection they need to learn these skills.

Click Here for Comprehensive Details about Forest Walkers

Forest Walkers–Winter 2018 (3/17)

Join Earthwork Programs for a wilderness experience!

 

Our Forest Walkers program involves various specializations of skills and tiers of advancement. Like the growing of a tree, Forest Walkers adventure begins in the roots, with deep connection to nature, and rises through the trunk and branches as students gain an understanding of various skills. Specializations include:

  • Woodcraft
  • Campcraft
  • Firecraft
  • Cooking
  • Foraging
  • Plant Identification
  • Orienteering
  • Primitive skills
  • Camouflaging
  • Wilderness First-Aid
  • Leadership
  • Team Development

Preteens and teens will learn the skills to be confident and comfortable in the outdoors while building community and developing as a leader.

WHO: Ages 10+, Co-Ed (mature younger children on a case-by-case basis)

WHERE: Conway, Massachusetts
WHEN: 10 am-3 pm, 3rd Saturday of the month until May
HOW MUCH: $165-$210, sliding scale for Winter session (3 Saturdays: 1/20, 2/17, 3/17) ; 50% due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks of start of Program

REGISTER FOR FOREST WALKERS

Our goal in Forest Walkers is to guide young people on their path to wilderness self-reliance and connection with nature. We will provide students with the knowledge and hard skills to prepare them to thrive in life through outdoor experiential learning. We use a merit and advancement structured curriculum, where successful practice and demonstration opens doors to further freedoms and specialties.

At the core of the Forest Walkers program, students will work with mentors to gain respect for nature by understanding the importance of water, fire, food and shelter as our most basic human needs. They will begin to learn about camp, fire, and wood crafting as well as local plant, tree and animal species. They will practice the art of camouflaging and being still in nature. True self-reliance in the wilderness is grown out of deep connection with the earth and indigenous wisdom. Learning awareness of the human bond with the land and understanding of the knowledge passed down by our ancestors will give students the perspective and connection they need to learn these skills.

 

Click Here for Comprehensive Details about Forest Walkers

Leader-in-Training (LIT) Program 2018

Learning & Practicing Wilderness Skills while Learning How to Peer Mentor

NEW for 2018–LIT is an Overnight Program: Monday, July 2-Thursday, July 5

(OVERNIGHT SPECIAL DEAL: REGISTER & prepay for 1 preteen/teen before April 15, and get the 2nd preteen/teen registration at half price!)

Leader in Training (LIT) Program offers the opportunity for preteens and teens to practice their wilderness skills as well as learn how to peer mentor.

July 2 (Monday)-July 5 (Thursday) OVERNIGHT

Monday 9:00 a.m.- Thursday 3:00 p.m. OVERNIGHT

Conway, MA

Mentoring is much more than simply teaching knowledge or skills. As peer mentors, preteens and teens will lead younger participants to conclusions through the art of questioning. They spark passion, develop the need and/or desire to know, ask leading questions and then offer resources to gain answers and understanding.

And this year, LIT is an Overnight Program.

Overnight Programs give your child the opportunity to build self-confidence while away from home. While developing a connection to the outdoors, they’ll be able to make amazing bonds and lasting relationships.  

Participants will cook meals together and experience the night–a truly powerful experience!

Night hiking, night sky navigation, stories around the campfire! And they’ll have the option to sleep out in shelters we build!

 

Prior to the LIT Program, Frank requests that LITs prepare a Letter of Intention; in this letter, LITs are asked to explain the following:

  • why they want to be at this particular Program
  • how they planning on contributing to others’ learning
  • what gifts they have to share
  • AND if possible, attach a photograph of the LIT doing something in nature…

On Thursday of the LIT week, the LITs will be invited to demonstrate their willingness to be an LIT and mentor and to show what skills they learned and how they can integrate them…it can be something they crafted, wrote, a video, a lesson plan. Frank will discuss this more on the first day of the Program.

Upon completion of the LIT Program, participants are assessed and may have the opportunity to attend any or all At Home in the Woods Camps as an LIT for half price! There are LIMITED spots for LITs at each At Home in the Woods week (ONLY 2/WEEK RECEIVE LIT DISCOUNT)…so be sure to register early!

FOR LIT OVERNIGHT: $799-999, sliding scale, for 4 days & 3 nights, includes meals ($400 non-refundable deposit required upon registration)

(OVERNIGHT SPECIAL DEAL: REGISTER & prepay for 1 preteen/teen before April 15, and get the 2nd preteen/teen registration at half price!)

ADD ON WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING (8 hours–Thursday, July 5 & Friday, July 6, book & certificate): $199 ($100 non-refundable deposit required upon registration)

REGISTER FOR LIT 

WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING!

LITs who are interested in becoming Wilderness First Aid certified are invited to choose this add-on. It will include 8 hours of training on Thursday, July 5 & Friday, July 6, along with the book and a certificate (which is good for 3 years).

Ages–Anyone interested in becoming Wilderness First Aid Certified

July 5 (Thursday)-July 6 (Friday)

10 am-2 pm both days (total of 8 hours)

Conway, MA

$199

For LITs and anyone who is interested in becoming Wilderness First Aid certified are invited to choose this add-on. It will include 8 hours of training on Thursday, July 5 & Friday, July 6, along with the book and a certificate (which is good for 3 years).

We need a minimum of 8 participants for Wilderness First Aid to happen.

REGISTER FOR WILDERNESS 1ST AID