Twin Eagles Wilderness School
Happy Spring from Twin Eagles! The circle of life is strong here at Twin Eagles, as springtime is in full bloom. Woodpecker (Northern Flicker) fledglings are about to take their first flight, mule deer bucks are in velvet, and bunchberries are just beginning to bloom. What is happening in your neck of the woods?
eNewsletter - May 2013
Here is a quick list of what's in store for you in this month's eNewsletter:
- Feature Article: Morel Mushroom Hunting
- Summer Camps Update
- Volunteer at Twin Eagles this summer
- Wilderness Immersion Program Update
Feature Article: Morel Mushroom Hunting
I love morel mushroom hunting. It is one of my absolute favorite spring pastimes, and has now become a seasonal ritual for my family. It took me a few years to really learn the art and science of morel hunting, and here I'd like to share what I've learned with you. My hope is that you learn some practical morel mushroom hunting tips that enable you to enjoy this prized delicacy and share in the joy of nature connection.
Yellers. Sponges. Dryland fish. Hickory chicken. Merkels. Molly moochers. Morchella.
All of these are names for the famous morel mushroom. The abundance of names is an indicator of just how much people love, and I mean LOVE, this wild edible fungus.
While it can take some time and patience to get started morel mushroom hunting, once you do watch out! Once you start you cannot stop! Hunting morels is... continue reading here
Twin Eagles Summer Camps Update!
Registration is now coming in very steadily for Twin Eagles Summer Camps 2013, with some camps getting nearly full. If you are considering having your kids join us this summer, we encourage you to enroll soon in order to secure a spot!
Sandpoint Day Camp locations have been announced - check the website for more details.
Twin Eagles summer camps bring out the best in kids by connecting them deeply to the natural world, forging strong community, and developing genuine self-awareness. Since 2005 we've been offering day and overnight camps for ages 3 - 18 in Sandpoint, Spokane, and Priest River. Our highly trained instructors draw out kids' passions through nature based activities like:
"Hands down, the summer outdoor adventure camp offered by Twin Eagles was my son's favorite experience, over and above any art camp, sports camp or other organized activity he has attended. I believe the overwhelming positive response can be attributed to the unique nature based mentoring process Twin Eagles offers children, answering some core childhood needs that too often go unmet for many of today's busy children. This experience is precious"
- Making fire by friction & Building natural shelters
- Learning wild edible & medicinal plants
- Stealth, camouflage, & invisibility
- Tracking wild animals & Exploring natural mysteries
- Huck Finn style fishing
- Building natural shelters
- Discovering the language of the forest
- Learning earth based crafts, stories, songs
- Immersion in nature & Sensory Awareness
- and much, much more!
- Carrie Lipe
For 2013, we are offering ten full weeks of summer camp in Sandpoint, Spokane, and Priest River. They include:
For full information on our summer camps, including our online registration, check out our Twin Eagles Summer Camp web page here.
Volunteer at Twin Eagles this summer!
Do you love the Earth, and what it brings out in people?
Do you love being with kids, and seek holistic ways to engage them fully?
Are you ready to bring your gifts forward to help make our world a better place?
Then volunteering at Twin Eagles Summer Camps may be the perfect match for you. We are currently looking for volunteer assistant instructors who wish to deepen their experience of authentic nature based mentoring in a powerful culture of deep nature connection. Make a difference in the world by helping to restore hope in today's youth by connecting them deeply to nature, community, and self. Have a blast connecting with other nature based mentors and a whole community with shared values. Accommodations & meals provided at overnight camps. Click here for more info on volunteering at Twin Eagles.
Twin Eagles Wilderness Immersion Program
What is the Twin Eagles Wilderness Immersion Program?
It is all about taking the essence of nature and weaving it into our modern experience. It is about feeling the kinship that comes only from roaming the wilderness together. It is about diving deep into the underground of human consciousness, and discovering the hidden gems that await. It is about deep mentoring that brings out the very best of who you are.
The Twin Eagles Wilderness Immersion Program is a transformational, nine month journey that brings back to life the skills and wisdom of our earth based ancestors:
Wilderness Survival & Primitive Skills
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants
Permaculture & Regenerative Design
Nature Based Mentoring & Cultural Restoration
Bird Language & Native Scout Teachings
Inner Tracking - Know Thyself
If you are serious about immersing into the teachings of the Earth, and really changing your life, consider this program. It is a huge step forward on the path of deeply connecting with nature, community, and consciousness.
Interested, or know someone who might be? Learn more about it here.
Check out our Facebook page for pictures of this year's Wilderness Immersion Program.
Thanks for reading, and may you enjoy the blessing of new life that Spring brings,
co-Director & co-Founder
Twin Eagles Wilderness School
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