Father Son Wilderness Program
Friday April 28 - Monday May 1, 2017
Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat - Priest River, Idaho
for fathers and their 7 - 12 year old sons
Fatherhood. What a journey.
When was the last time you stripped away all the distractions, and just connected with your son(s) and what is most important in life in the simplest way possible?
When was the last time you slowed down, really slowed down, and just connected with nature, on nature's terms?
Imagine taking four days with your son(s), and connecting deeply with nature and your boy(s) through ancestral wilderness survival skills, all within a small "tribe" of other fathers & sons that are like minded with similar values.
Since the dawn of time, fathers and sons have bonded deeply in and with the wilderness. Ancestral wilderness skills have an innate ability to deepen the Father Son connection like nothing else. During this Father Son Wilderness Program, we'll make fire by friction, build and sleep in natural shelters, learn traditional hunting and gathering techniques, and track wild animals. Primitive wilderness survival isn't a "Man vs. Wild" scenario, it is an opportunity to build a deep relationship with the Earth. As you and your son do so, you'll find that your relationship with your son deepens in powerful ways.
We'll have facilitated, open heart Father Son relationship deepening time, and of course opportunities to connect with the other fathers and sons present. Just as our earth based ancestors did, we'll utilize traditional earth based spiritual practices to help facilitate the connection, and have surprise elements too. We're looking for fathers and sons who are ready to open their bodies, minds, and hearts to a deeper connection, have epic fun, and take the time to connect with what matters most.
- Ben Greenfield of www.BenGreenfieldFitness.com
Over the four day program, we'll experience skills like:
- Wilderness Survival
- Building and Sleeping in Primitive shelters
- Primitive & Modern Fire Making
- Water Collection & Purification
- Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants
- Primitive Hunting Techniques
- Primitive Cooking
- Wildlife Tracking
- Nature Based Mentoring
- Core Routines of Nature Awareness
- Inner Tracking & Heart based Father Son Relationship Deepening
- Nature Based Games
- Surprise Elements
- and more!
This Father Son Wilderness Program will be led by Tim Corcoran, co-Director & co-Founder of Twin Eagles Wilderness School. Tim has been leading transformational adult and youth wilderness programs since 1999, and is a heart centered father of two brilliant boys. We'll have an all male staff, including other experienced instructors from Twin Eagles Wilderness School. You and your sons will be in good hands and hearts.
This Father Son Wilderness Program will be held at Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat Center, in the mountains north of Priest River, Idaho. We have access to five acres of private land adjacent to thousands of acres of national forest. This area includes diverse forests, fields, mountains, and access to the Quartz Creek including beaver ponds and lush meadows. You'll stay in traditional tipis and yurts, and we utilize the on-site simple outdoor kitchen, showers, and outhouses. Medicine Circle is a little slice of heaven, just a two hour drive from Spokane, Washington.
Each family is responsible for all travel to and from Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat Center. Carpooling is encouraged, and we're happy to help coordinate by sharing contact information of interested families.
To support a powerful experience, we're limiting registration to just eight fathers and their sons. Each father is allowed to bring one or two sons ages 7-12, but no more. This will help support a balanced experience for all.
This Father Son Wilderness Program starts at 1:00 pm Friday April 28 and ends at 3:00 pm Monday May 1.
We are offering this four day, Father Son Wilderness Program at $900 per father son pair. If fathers would like to bring a second son, the cost is an additional $375. The cost is all-inclusive, covering all instruction, materials, accommodations, and meals.
Registration for this Father Son Wilderness Program is now open.
Registration closes on April 14, 2017. Please be sure to register by then if you are interested.
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