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homeschool Earthwork Programs

Homeschool Programs–Fall Session

FALL SESSION: 12 weeks (FRIDAYS–mid September through early December, skip Friday after Thanksgiving)

NEW THIS FALL–there will be an overnight for the Homeschool students…details will come soon.

HERON HOMESCHOOL
Heron is our signature program, taking place on Larch Hill Conservation Area in Amherst for more than 15 years. Hundreds of students have taken the challenge of the Heron, and have developed their nature awareness and wilderness living skills.

Curriculum covered is seasonal according to the natural laws and cycles of nature. For the development of wilderness living skills, it is necessary that we follow the rhythms of the Earth by harvesting materials and creating our earthen wares in the proper season.

WHO: Ages 7 and up
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL HERON

 

SWIFT EAGLE HOMESCHOOL
In the Heron Program, we began a foundation of learning nature awareness and wilderness living skills. The Swift Eagle Program introduces many new skills and adventures while building on the foundations of the Heron Program.

WHO: Preteens & Teens
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL SWIFT EAGLE

 Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions

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Hunter-Gatherer

Monday, August 7-Friday, August 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$330-$390, sliding scale; $165 nonrefundable deposit required.
For Preteens (mature) & Teens

 

Introduction to hunting and gathering

Teens (and mature preteens) can learn the techniques of primitive fishing, including, as time permits:

  • making a fish trap
  • catching fish by hand
  • maybe even creating stone and bone tools

They’ll learn how to forage for wild edibles:

  • identifying
  • processing
  • preparing; and
  • primitively cooking ’em!

Other wilderness crafting may be possible too–making cordage, working on bows, etc.

REGISTER FOR HUNTER-GATHERER

WHO: Preteens (mature) & Teens
WHERE: Conway, MA
WHEN: August 7-11, 2017, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $330-$390, sliding scale ($165 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration)

 

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Way of the Scout

Monday, July 31-Friday, August 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with an overnight Thursday-Friday!
$400-$450, sliding scale; $200 nonrefundable deposit required.
10+ year olds who have attended At Home in the Woods or 1 of our seasonal Programs

Wilderness Skills and Martial Arts

Limited Spots! (10)

While attending our At Home in the Woods Summer Programs, your children learn wilderness skills that the “village” does together.

In Way of the Scout, your children learn how to develop proficiency with their own skills. They will practice:
* advanced firemaking, shelter building and camouflage
* blindfold activities
* learning to listen to inner vision…meditation
* water stalking
* night movement (how to move in the night without a flashlight)
* calling in owls
* campfire stalking

They will learn martial arts movements, animal forms, advanced stalking and stick fighting (a way to learn balance, coordination and strength). Warriorship training is not about war…it’s about being able to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves…very empowering for all!

With a close-knit community, we will all help each other grow into the Way of the Scout.

REGISTER FOR WAY OF THE SCOUT

 

 

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Leader in Training (LIT) 7/3 & 7/5-7/7, 9-3 daily

Every Week is a NEW Experience.

LEADER IN TRAINING (LIT)

Ages Preteen & Teen

July 3 (Monday) & July 5 (Wednesday)-July 7 (Friday)

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Conway, MA

FOR LIT ONLY: $264-$312, sliding scale ($165 non-refundable deposit required upon registration)

FOR LIT PLUS WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING (8 hours, book & certificate): $450-$510, sliding scale ($225 non-refundable deposit required upon registration)

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

Upon completion of the LIT week, participants are assessed and may have the opportunity to attend any or all At Home in the Woods Programs 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!

WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING!

LITs who are interested in becoming Wilderness First Aid certified are invited to choose this option. It will include 8 hours of training during LIT week along with the book and a certificate (which is good for 3 years).

REGISTER FOR LIT ONLY 7/3 & 7/5-7
REGISTER FOR LIT + WILDERNESS 1ST AID 7/3 & 7/5-7

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT LIT

Leader in Training (LIT) Camp

 

Call Frank Grindrod at 413-340-1161 for more information.