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Bushcraft Lab

Wednesday Mornings

  • Started Jan 24
  • 950 US dollars
  • Mariposa Girl Scout Camp

Available spots

Service Description

Days: Wednesdays Times: 9-noon Ages: 7+ (Children 5+ can attend with a supervising adult. Parents and siblings under 5 are also welcome). Location: Mariposa Girl Scout Camp, Altadena Instructor: Chris Morasky and Rachel Natland Cost: $950 (Charter Funds accepted. Discounts and payment plans available. Message us for more information) Dates: 15 weeks – January 24 – May 15th (excluding April 3rd and May 1st) Embark on a fantastic journey into regenerative living through hands-on projects! Located at the Mariposa Girl Scout Camp in Altadena, this course combines the essential skills of traditional bushcraft, the principles of permaculture, and the practices of homesteading to empower students with the knowledge and abilities needed to thrive in harmony with nature. This class is designed to build proficiency in the skills necessary to lead a regenerative lifestyle – cooperation, systems thinking, and deep connection with the natural world – and acts as a wonderful compliment to the Apprentice of the Wild: Field School. Each class will begin with a friction fire practice session and the lighting of our community fire. Afterwards, we’ll delve into the project of the week. Some projects may take multiple weeks to complete as they require a variety of skills. Students will engage in real-world projects, such as designing and implementing a native garden, constructing a basic stone age tool, and building a simple, fuel-efficient oven using earth and straw. These projects provide practical experience and foster a deep understanding of the interconnectedness between bushcraft, permaculture, and homesteading. Join us in this immersive learning experience, where your child will acquire valuable skills for a regenerative lifestyle built to meet the challenges of an uncertain future. While this list is subject to change, here’s what we have on board for the Spring semester! January 24 – Friction fire - bowdrill and handdrill. January 31 – Design and Plant a Native Garden February 7 – Coal burned spoons February 14 – Stone age knife – flintknapping February 21 – Stone age knife – cordage and carving; pitch glue. February 28 – Rawhide knife sheath March 6 – Arapuka-style Bird Trap March 13 – Gourd craft and utensils March 20 – Hand form pottery March 27 – Rocket Stoves April 3 – Spring Break; no class April 10 – Pottery firing April 17 – Cobb Oven April 24 – Cobb Oven May 1 – Buckeye Gathering; no class May 8 – Natural Dyes May 15 – Finger Weaving

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your booking for a full refund, you must cancel no later than 30 days before the start date of the offering. All bookings are fully transferable at any time. You must email us with the name and contact information of your transferee. Our offerings take place rain or shine. We do not cancel or refund for inclement weather. We do not offer refunds for COVID-related issues.

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