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Twin Eagles Wilderness School
Winter Holiday Greetings from Twin Eagles Wilderness School! What a special time of year this is. The days are at their shortest, and the nights are at their longest. People are taking time to have a break from work and be with family. The spirit of giving is strong. Quietude and snow have blanketed the land. Have you spent time outside recently? The landscape seems to beckon to us, inviting us deep into the silence for a time of reflection and renewal, whispering secrets that call us forward on our life paths. If you haven't yet, give yourself and your family the gift of embracing this call of the wild, even if just for 30 minutes. It offers a welcome reprieve from the stress of the holidays, and is what memories are made of.
eNewsletter - December 2017
December has been full of moments of deep nature connection and mentoring here at Twin Eagles. Students have been reveling in the gifts of the season as well, out having adventures on the land while living life to the fullest! Young Men have been gathering the community together to share stories of their Rites of Passage, and I was interviewed for the upcoming Men's Wellness Summit 2018, where I spoke about my journey founding and directing Twin Eagles. The spirit of wildness and resilience is strong here in our community!
Here is what we have in store for you in this months eNewsletter:
- Winter Break Camp 2017-18
- Weekend Teen Wilderness Programs 2018
- Wooden Bow Making Workshop 2018
- Spring Alive! Spring Break Camp 2018
- Father Son Wilderness Program 2018
Twin Eagles Programs 2017-2018
Winter Break Camp
For kids ages 6 - 13 · Spokane, WA
Tue Jan 2, Wed Jan 3, & Thu Jan 4 · 9 am - 3 pm
Get your kids outside this winter with Twin Eagles Winter Break Camps! Winter here in the Inland Northwest is a magical time. The landscape is transformed by a blanket of snow, and there is a stillness upon the land. Rather than holing up, get outside this winter! Like all Twin Eagles Youth Programs, our winter break camps bring out the best in kids by connecting them deeply to the natural world, forging strong community, and developing genuine self-awareness. Our highly trained instructors draw out kids' passions through nature based activities like tracking wild animals, building snow shelters, learning primitive skills & crafts, storytelling & songs around a warm campfire, and much more! Click here to learn more about our Winter Break Camps!
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
2018 Winter & Spring Sessions Available
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.
Winter Session: Snow Cave Expedition
Spring Session: TBA
Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Seasonal Teen Rendezvous!
Wooden Bow Making Workshop
Cedar Springs, Sandpoint, Idaho · For adults and motivated older teens
Friday February 16 - Sunday February 18, 2018
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!
Spring Alive! Spring Break Camps
For kids ages 6 - 13 · Spokane, WA
Tue Apr 3, Wed Apr 4, & Thu Apr 5 · 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
Father-Son Wilderness Program
For fathers and their 7 - 12 year old sons
Friday May 4 - Monday May 7, 2018
Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat - Priest River, Idaho
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.
co-Director & co-Founder
Twin Eagles Wilderness School
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