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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 & Teens

Introduction to hunting and gathering.
Learn how to skin an animal, process wild food, primitive cooking, make net bags and cordage, primitive fishing (stone and bone tools). As time permits, we may work on bows.

REGISTER FOR HUNTER-GATHERER

 

 

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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

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Leader in Training (LIT) Camp

 

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

Leader in Training (LIT) Summer Camp 7/5-7/8 (Tue-Fri), 9-3 daily

All weeks are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EXCEPT THIS WEEK–JULY 4 WEEK–Tuesday, 7/5-Friday, 7/8.

NEW THIS YEAR! LITs will have the opportunity to become Wilderness First Aid certified! Register ASAP before the waitlist starts!

Register HERE

Ages 12+

ALL Summer Camps (Leader in Training, At Home in the Woods, Way of the Scout and Hunter-Gatherer) are held in Conway, MA.

$252-$300, sliding scale, per child Tuesday-Friday ($150 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration)

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

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!

Earthwork Programs’ vision for Summer is to offer experiences that will introduce children to a new awareness of themselves and the natural world around them. We achieve this by immersing them in nature through adventure experiences, wilderness living skills, nature awareness, tracking, communication and community building skills, and by bringing forth native teachings from elders around the world.

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

At Home in the Woods 2016
Over the last few years, At Home in the Woods Programs fill quickly; please be sure to register early (and your non-refundable deposit will hold the spot)!

  • June 20-24: At Home in the Woods SC1, ages 7+
  • June 27- July 1: At Home in the Woods SC2, ages 7+
  • July 5-8 (Tuesday-Friday): At Home in the Woods SC3, ages 7+ ($252-$300, sliding scale, for 4 days)
  • July 11-15: At Home in the Woods SC4, ages 7+
  • July 18-22: At Home in the Woods SC5, ages 5 to 7 AND 7+
  • July 25-July 29: At Home in the Woods SC6, ages 7+
  • August 15-August 19: At Home in the Woods SC7, ages 7+

(As weeks fill, we will note **FULL** and will start waitlists for those Programs.)

SPECIFICALLY FOR PRETEENS & TEENS:

Leader in Training 2016July 5-8 (Tuesday-Friday): Leader in Training*, ages 12+. $252-$300, sliding scale, per child (FOR 4 DAYS) ($150 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration).
* Leader in Training: Specifically for those interested in becoming a peer mentor (see Summer Camps for more)

Way of the ScoutAugust 1-5, ages 10+ (pre-requisite: child must attend At Home in the Woods or an Earthwork Programs weekly seasonal Program prior to attending). $380-$430, sliding scale; $150 nonrefundable deposit required.

Hunter-GathererAugust 8-12, ages 12+. $315-$375, sliding scale; $150 nonrefundable deposit required.