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Twin Eagles Wilderness School
Greetings from Twin Eagles Wilderness School! Old man winter has a tight grip on the landscape. We've been thoroughly enjoying the cold and snow. Wildlife tracking, telling stories around warm camp fires, working on nature skills and crafts, building snow shelters, and looking deep within to find renewal are just a few of the things we've been involved with lately here at Twin Eagles.
eNewsletter - January 2017
2017 is here, and we have a new president of the United States. Since we first started Twin Eagles, we've noticed that one of the benefits our students receive is the medicine of coyote - the ability to adapt. Nature is always modeling this for us, constantly adapting. With guidance, we can learn to witness this and embody it. That is where good mentoring comes in. A good mentor will guide the student to learn to adapt in this way, as nature does. Through that process, we begin to see who we really are, our core essence. As we experience all the changes, we start to see that which remains steadfast within. We discover our truth, what we stand for. Have you ever met someone who really has that ability to adapt, and who deeply knows them self? It is powerful. These people make a difference in the world. It is abundantly clear to us that right now we need humans who have these skills - the ability to adapt, and the resolve to stand strong in their truth. We hope you and your family will join us, for these benefits and more. The world needs us now.
Here is what we have in store for you in this months eNewsletter:
- Adult Programs 2017
- Youth Programs 2017
- Family Programs 2017
- Twin Eagles on the Go Get Outside Podcast!
Twin Eagles Youth, Adult, & Family Programs 2017!
Wooden Bow Making Workshop
Cedar Springs, Sandpoint, Idaho · For adults and motivated older teens
Friday March 3 - Sunday March 5, 2017
Make your own wooden long bow at our bow making workshop!! Just imagine shooting bulls eyes with your very own handmade wooden long bow. Experience a deep connection to your indigenous ancestors as you discover this ancient art.
During this bow making workshop, participants will learn the skills to build a longbow, how to choose the wood, the tools needed and their use, how to make bow strings, and how to finish the wood. Shooting the bow will also be covered. By Sunday, your bow will be ready to shoot. You will be taught the instinctive shooting method (the same method used by people who relied on the bow in their daily lives). You will leave with a bow and the understanding to be able to build another bow on your own.
Click here to learn more about our Wooden Bow Making Workshop!
Weekend Teen Wilderness Programs
Twin Eagles Seasonal Teen Rendezvous
For teens ages 13 - 18 · Locations throughout the Inland Northwest
Weekends run Friday evening through Sunday Afternoon
Winter Session: Primitive Skills & Crafts - January 27-29, 2017
Spring Session: The Walkabout - April 14-16, 2017
Twin Eagles Seasonal Teen Rendezvous offers awesome experiences to teens throughout the Inland Northwest and beyond to sink deep roots to the earth through wilderness skills while soaring high through full-on group adventures. Teens learn leadership by working together as well as applying their sensitivities through ancient earth based skills and crafts. This is a powerful opportunity for teens to encounter the wild around them. As well, teens have a chance to touch their own inner wildness by giving unique voice to their inner selves amongst a community of peers and mentors.
Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Seasonal Teen Rendezvous!
Spring Alive! Spring Break Camps
For kids ages 6 - 13 · Spokane, WA
Tue Apr 4, Wed Apr 5, & Thu Apr 6 · 9 am - 3 pm
Spring in the Inland Northwest is an amazing time, full of inspiration. The snow has melted, and the landscape is coming back to life with all kinds of flowers blooming, frogs & salamanders crawling about, and young animals & birds being birthed into the world. Indeed, all of life is being renewed! Twin Eagles Spring Alive! spring break camps are the perfect way to help get your kids outside to enjoy this precious time of year. Like all Twin Eagles Youth Programs, our spring break camps bring out the best in kids by connecting them intimately to the natural world, forging resilient community ties, and developing authentic self-awareness.
Click here to learn more about our Spring Alive! Spring Break Camps!
Weekly Homeschool Youth Nature Program
Twin Eagles Community School
For kids ages 6 - 13 · Sandpoint, Idaho
One day per week, 9 am - 3 pm
Autumn, Winter, & Spring Seasonal Blocks
Come join our original weekly program for homeschool youth that explores deep nature connection and the wilderness arts through nature based mentoring. Students truly steep in a timeless experience of the natural world with teachings of the naturalist, the tracker, the wanderer, the herbalist, the ecologist, the survivalist and the scout. Now in its twelfth year, Twin Eagles Community School is a tremendous opportunity for youth to experience knowledge of place and nature awareness all in a powerful atmosphere of cultural mentoring.
Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Community School!
Mother-Daughter Wilderness Program
For mothers and their 7 - 12 year old daughters
Friday March 31 - Sunday April 2, 2017
Cedar Springs, Sandpoint, Idaho
Motherhood - a monumental journey. A journey of seeing our daughters grow and change, and a journey of being a refuge and sanctuary for their greatest unfolding.
Through the mother daughter bond our daughters learn about trust and connection. It's that trust and connection that will take you over the hurdles of life with her. What greater place to foster and strengthen that connection than in the safety, timelessness and healing balm of nature?
What a greater time than now.
Imagine having a weekend where you and your daughter can come to the retreat of nature to nurture your relationship with one another. Imagine being nestled in a community and the common bond of other mothers and their daughters in the sanctuary of nature. Accompanying you on this adventure are female guides who can hold you and your relationship with your daughters as sacred and support the growth of your relationship when and where it counts. It's a time to really be present to your journey as a mother and to that very special gift in front of you - your daughter.
For hundreds of thousands of years mothers and their daughters have gathered together to experience the simple gifts of daily life: foraging and gathering, savoring the taste of delicious wild foods, singing together, dancing together, giving thanks together, building and creating together, laughing together and even crying together. In our Mother Daughter Wilderness Program we'll return to that beautiful way of living as a way of nourishing something special in ourselves and in our relationship with our daughters. We'll build natural shelters to sleep in, cook wild foods, bring forth the elements of fire and water, and in the process, magically deepen our bonds with our daughters, too.
Interested, or know someone who might be? Learn more here.
Father-Son Wilderness Program
For fathers and their 7 - 12 year old sons
Friday April 28 - Monday May 1, 2017
Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat - Priest River, Idaho
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. This Spring, we're running a very special Father-Son Wilderness Program at Twin Eagles. During this 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.
Interested, or know someone who might be? Learn more here.
G.O. Get Outside Podcast interviews Jeannine Tidwell!
We're excited to announce that Twin Eagles's co-Founder & co-Director Jeannine Tidwell was recently interviewed on the G.O. Get Outside Podcast! This podcast has a good sized following, so it was a real honor to be featured. The conversation was a deep dive into nature connection, mentoring relationships, cultural restoration, our school philosophy, and the human relationship with the natural world.
If you haven't listened yet, be sure to check it out here!
Blessings to you and your family this winter season,
co-Director & co-Founder
Twin Eagles Wilderness School
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