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Thu, Dec 29


Santa Barbara

Winter Family Camp

Please join us for a sweet gathering in an amazingly beautiful location along the Santa Ynez River.

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Winter Family Camp
Winter Family Camp

Time & Location

Dec 29, 2022, 2:00 PM PST – Jan 04, 2023, 12:00 PM PST

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

About the event

After all of the challenges of the past few years, it’s so important to welcome in 2023 as a year of connection, joy, harmony, and optimism. Please join us for a sweet gathering in an amazingly beautiful location. Our beautiful campsite is located just a short walk from the Santa Ynez River,  giving us the opportunity to search for crayfish and perhaps even catch a fish. Cattails, sandbar willows, and other water-loving plants will be useful for projects and food. We'll be under coast live oak trees at our campsite, which also has picnic tables, water, toilets, and campfire rings.

Some of the wildlife we can hope to see include turkeys, deer, and also scrub jays, who will likely be checking out our picnic tables for snacks.  

And most importantly, rediscover yourself and your friends around the campfire, laughing and telling stories, speaking from our hearts, and welcoming in a beautiful new year.

What your family can expect:

  • 6 Days, 7 Nights camping along the Santa Ynez River
  • Intimate group of only 20 students and their families
  • 5 days learning ancient skills
  • Campfire stories each night
  • Friendships made for a lifetime

Some of what your child may learn:

Special focus on: 

~ River Ecology and Birding

~ Cattail Hats 

~ Traps and Snares

~ Stick Bows and Arrows 

~ Rabbit Sticks  

Ongoing practice of core skills: 

~ Daily Sit Spot 

~ Conscious Harvesting 

~ Natural Systems 

~ Knife Safety 

~ Friction Fire 

~ Cordage 

~ Shelters 

~ Fox Walking 

~ Coal Burned Spoons 

~ Cooperative Games

*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 before the event date will receive a 100% refund. All other cancellations are non-refundable. However, all tickets are fully transferable. 


  • Student Registration

    +$15.00 service fee
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  • Family Camping Fee

    One ticket needed per family unit.

    +$2.50 service fee
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