This program offers children the opportunity to have fun learning the skills of our ancestors from someone who’s lived the Old Ways. It’s a beautiful way to bring balance to their technology-driven lives, understand the difference between their needs and wants, and gain the self-confidence that comes from meeting those needs directly.
10:00 am – Check-in/Morning Circle/Authentic Relating Game
10:30 am – Morning Hike/Sit Spot
12:00 pm – Parent Provided Lunch
12:30 pm – Nature Skill/Craft (see list below)
2:30 pm – Snack and Story
3:00 pm – Skills Game/Free Play
4:00 pm – Pick-Up
Monday – Connecting to the Land: Nature awareness exercises, knife safety, basic carving skills.
Tuesday – Stone Age Fire Making: Forage and build your personal hand drill fire kit, practice creating a coal and bringing it to a flame.
Wednesday – Sling Making: Make a sling from leather, practice hitting targets.
Thursday – Debris Shelters: Learn proper emergency shelter methods and materials, build a shelter.
Friday – Coal Burned Spoon Carving: Use a coal from our campfire to burn in a spoon bowl on a wood blank, use carving skills to craft the remainder of the spoon.