Mon, Jul 17|
July Summer Family Camp 2023
Join us for an unforgettable week at Lake Concow! This camp is exclusive to families with children.
Time & Location
Jul 17, 12:00 PM – Jul 23, 12:05 PM
Oroville, 12967 Concow Rd, Oroville, CA 95965, USA
About the event
Join the Wisdom Keepers family as we gather at beautiful Lake Concow to learn the Universal Skills that every culture of humanity has practiced. This program is a deep dive into our Apprentice of the Wild program and offers children the opportunity to have fun learning our ancestors' skills from someone who’s lived the Old Ways. This is a beautiful way for the whole family to get off the screens and take a break in the beauty of wilderness. Your children will learn to understand the difference between their needs and wants and gain self-confidence from meeting those needs directly.
We will spend 7 days at Lake Concow, just north of Sacramento, where we will make fires by rubbing sticks together, learn edible and medicinal plants, move silently, feel the natural rhythm of the land, and discover ancient wisdom as we “seek what they sought.” This offering is facilitated with love, compassion, and the inherent principles of living a life in Harmony with the Earth.
This is a mentoring program. It is an incredibly rare opportunity to live with Chris for a full week in his natural habitat!
What your family can expect:
7 Days, 6 Nights camping at Lake Concow Campground. An intimate group of only 20 students and their families learning Ancient Skills, Campfire stories, and Friendships made for a lifetime.
Huge area to roam with lots of oak, pine, and cedar trees
Nesting bald eagles and ospreys
Great fishing for bass and trout
10 acres here have been given back to the Konkau Maidu where they are rebuilding a traditional village
Sparkling clear stream
Rare and endangered species live here
Great well water on site
Amphitheatre with campfire
Some of what your child may learn:
Core Wilderness Skills:
~ Daily Sit Spot ~ Conscious Harvesting ~ Natural Systems ~ Knife Safety ~ Useful Knots ~ Friction Fire ~ Cordage ~ Bird Language ~ Fishing ~ Tracking ~ Debris Shelters ~ Fox Walking ~ Expanded Awareness ~ Cooperative Games ~ Pattern Recognition
~ Tule Harvesting and Boat Making
~ Pigment Painted Rawhide Envelopes
~ Cattail Hats
~ Acorn Processing and Cooking
~ Land Stewardship Project (French Broom removal)
~ Natural Dyeing with French Broom
Each student aged 5-15 years old must be individually registered. Each family unit must purchase a Family Pass.
*Meals not included *Children must be accompanied by an adult. All children 5 and up must be registered. Parents and younger siblings may attend class at no extra charge. *Cancellation/Refund Policy -Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the event date, will receive a 100% refund. All other cancellations are non-refundable.
Student Registration (5-15)
All students aged 5-15 must be registered.
Each family unit must purchase a Family Pass.