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Information below is about the 2013 event.

Social impulses shaping Kootenay culture and ecology

Season 2013 Tipi Camp engages the human contribution to our rich and dynamic Kootenay Culture and Ecology. Learn, marvel and contribute to  how the first nations shaped the ecosystem by burning, miners through accessing remote mineral deposits, loggers by removing the trees and planting new ones, the pines, broom in the forest that have resulted in large shifts in biodiversity, hydrology and ecosystem succession.

FNW picture 2012

FNW picture 2012

Doukabours by their communal spirit and fierce independence, hippies and draft dodgers with their intellectual and back to the land prowess, Quakers nourishing peaceful simplicity all contributed to make the Kootenay’s  vibrant and spectacular place to live and explore.

Unfortunately not all  human contribution is positive when  new species are introduced  on the unprepared landscape. This weekend will explore the intentional and unintentional introduction of new species like shrimps in the lake,

Group work with Cedar strips

Group work with Cedar strips

blister rusts on the pines, broom in the forest that have resulted in large shifts in biodiversity, hydrology and ecosystem succession.

And on Saturday night we will sing silly songs about the universe and of course some mushroom horror stories from the genus cordyceps and that imaginative water drop game.

Join  hosts Peter  McAllister from the Kootenay Agroforestry Society and Gitta Ritter from Labis Creations for a family oriented wilderness camping and nature appreciation.

For a few lazy summer days, while the lake sparkles…engage in cedar basket weaving and other nature crafts,  puzzles, guided nature walks, fireside circles, swims and canoeing. This is a fully catered event that includes hearty vegetarian meals, boat transportation, tipi accommodation. $200 per adult; $50 per child.

Financial assistance possible.

For more information call 250-505-3173, or e-mail: tipicamp@theeastshore.net

Check out our Facebook page to review images and descriptions of previous nature gatherings.

To Register, please fill in the Family Nature Registration Form