Dates: July 18-31 2010
Coyote Camp is an overnight adventure in wilderness living, personal challenge and total fun for ages 13-17. Teens who have attended this camp continue to reflect back on the impact it had on them, saying, “it was one of the most important events of my life”.
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This is an opportunity for teens to immerse themselves more fully in the mysteries of nature and the arts of outdoor leadership, wilderness skills, and living close to the earth. We learn ancient skills of survival and awareness including:
–building (and sleeping in!) our own natural shelters
–cooking over fires made by friction
–making our own traditional wood and bone tools
–move silently in the woods as the native scouts did
–identifying wild edible and poisonous plants.
There is time for craft work such as making bowls and spoons with the coal burning method once used to burn out canoes, making rope bracelets and necklaces from natural fibers we harvest ourselves, stone jewelry and more! There is plenty of time to explore the surrounding mountains. Evenings are filled with the magic of storytelling around the campfire, stargazing, and listening to the night sounds. Community is an ongoing theme as teens share in the chores and cooking responsibilities of camp, where we live and work together as a group.
Fun and adventure are only part of the story. Important tangible and intangible skills like teamwork and communication; thankfulness; awareness; inner stillness and patience; common sense; self confidence; respect for self, each other, and nature; and problem solving are woven invisibly into each day. Campers might learn inner stillness through the need to sneak up on another group. They might learn teamwork and communication through talking circles or the need to quickly build a group shelter. Our focus is on helping campers to build skills that will serve them for a lifetime.
Cost: Sliding Scale $1000-1400