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Mon, Jul 17


Methuselah Camp - Sequoia Forest

Summer Community Camp 2023

Join us for a very special week in the sequoias with Wintu Elder Ted Dawson. This event is open to everyone.

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Summer Community Camp 2023
Summer Community Camp 2023

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2023, 12:00 PM PDT – Jul 23, 2023, 12:00 PM PDT

Methuselah Camp - Sequoia Forest , Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest, California 93265, USA

About the event

Does your heart yearn for something nearly forgotten? Do you wish for meaningful friendships in a place of great beauty, to live simply, to cherish each breath and to feel connected with all life?

Imagine walking barefoot on the cool earth beneath giant sequoias that have watched over this land for thousands of years. Listen to the calls of Raven and Chickadee as you and your friends practice ancient skills and share meals together. Smell the pine and fir branches of our evening campfire as we hear timeless stories and share about the day's adventures.

This very special week is an opportunity to remember the beautiful ways of being together in nature with the guidance of Wintu Elder Ted Dawson and Stone Age skills expert Chris Morasky. Join us as we remember together. Join us for this magical experience.

A little bit about Ted: 

My grandmother is Nor Rel Muk Wintu. She taught me about herbal healing from the time I was a young child.

Passion for my ancestral ways was reawakened in the early 1980’s as I was completing my work at UCSC as an Ethno-Botanist and Health Educator. In 2008 I completed a two year Master Herbalist Instructor Certification program at The Global College of Natural Medicine. When we are connected with ourselves, our Creator, and our Mother Earth, we are balanced. Our connection with everyone and all things is what keeps us healthy. 

Some of the activities will include:

  • Wintu Style Cedar House Build
  • Plant Walks, Herbalism & Medicine Making (teas, salves, and tinctures) 
  • Acorn processing and cooking 
  • Traditional Pit Fire Cooking Methods
  • Traditional Trench Fire Cooking Methods
  • Earth Oven Bread Baking 
  • Natural Pigment Paints
  • Elk Rawhide Containers
  • Cedar Bark Basketry
  • Wintu Songs, Stories, and Games
  • Giant Community Bow Drill (Check it out: Giant Bow Drill Video
  • Coal Burned Spoons
  • Cooperative Games

*Meals not included 

*All children 7 and up must be registered. 

*Cancellation/Refund Policy -Cancellations made 15 days or more in advance of the event date, will receive a 100% refund. All other cancellations are non-refundable.


  • Community Member Registration

    Ages 7 and up must register.




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