Into the Wild: Bush Skills and Survival Know-How
Dates for the 2017 workshop:
Option 1 – July 7-9 2017
Option 2 – July 9-11 2017
Option 3 – July 7-11
This years Family Nature Gathering will be about developing relaxed and responsible wilderness camping and travel skills. Part of the thrill of nature appreciation and survival are the challenges of food, shelter and the will to thrive! Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire, secure food and most importantly how to cultivate the survival attitude. Come join us as we learn ways for dealing with bears, cougars, wolves, snakes, spiders, ticks, poisonous plants and mushrooms.
We are excited to have two incredible facilitators this year that will inspire and teach from their love of nature.
Jessica Bamford is a passionate teacher-facilitator and indigenous medicines practitioner. Through the mediums of shamanic journeying, sacred art and her traditional medicine practice, Jessica brings to life the very essence of magic present in our world. She graciously teaches us to integrate the sacred into our daily lives through pragmatic application and creative bliss, helping us to honour and celebrate each individual`s role in this intricate and beautiful web of life. Jessica is the co-founder of the Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines, is a sacred pipe (chanupa) carrier trained through the Lakota lineage of Wallace Black Elk and her teacher Kathryn McCooeye. She enthusiastically facilitates vibrant earth honouring children’s programs, is a trained Birth Doula and has a thriving medicine practice in the Slocan Valley, BC. (www.fournationscoalition.org)
Prices for the 2016 Family Nature Gathering at the Tipi Camp:
4 nights/5 days
$400 for adults
$200 for 6 – 12 years
$100 for under 6 years