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Twin Eagles Wilderness School
Greetings from Twin Eagles Wilderness School! It's a good day to be alive. Winter is still with us here in the Inland Northwest, unlike the past few years. Its a perfect time to get out there and enjoy the miracle of winter - we couldn't be here without it!
eNewsletter - February 2018
Spring will be here soon, and we've got plenty of opportunities for you to connect with nature, family, community, and self in the coming months. Take a look at our program offerings below, including our very popular summer camps, and we hope to see you out there with us soon!
Here is what we have in store for you in this months eNewsletter:
- Emerging Girls Program
- Spring Teen Wilderness Programs
- Father Son Wilderness Program 2018
- Spring Alive! Spring Break Camp
- Summer Camps
- Volunteer or Work at our Summer Camps
Emerging Girls Program
For 10 - 13 year old girls
Friday March 2 - Sunday March 4, 2018
Scotia House Retreat Center, Newport, Washington
Every journey has a beginning. This program's journey begins with supporting girls ages 10 - 13 to feel safe, comfortable and confident in nature as well as learn respect for themselves, other girls and women and the environment in which they live. Our intentions are to help them in developing and trusting in healthy inter-personal relationships and inspire the exploration and curiosity of learning about themselves and their qualities within. We'll discover ourselves through nature and all nature offers us.
This is an opportunity for girls to foster bravery inside themselves, express their strengths through outdoor adventures and develop healthy assertiveness as they move through motivating and inspiring challenges, encountering their wild spirit within. We empower girls to discover and enrich a deep sense of themselves so they can truly see themselves and be seen, hear their own unique voice and be heard, and feel a held belonging in the woven basket of their experiences with other girls.
Interested, or know someone who might be? Learn more about Twin Eagles Emerging Girls Program here, and please help spread the word!
- Encounter the common bond and sanctity of sisterhood
- Learn group weaving and felting projects to help shape inner unity
- Explore the biology of our emotional selves
- Connect with the intelligence and wisdom of our bodies
- Deepen a sense of oneself through Naturalist skills
- Develop a broader awareness of the ways in which a girl changes as she grows
- Discover and develop one's own voice
- Gather and learn the skills and allies of plant medicine, health and self-care
- Engage in Group Counsel and learn skills for compassionate communication and peacemaking
- Unify mind, voice and body through improvisational theater
- Channel individual creativity through wild crafting and immersing in the fiber arts
- Practice discernment of intuition through exercises that will help your daughter in trusting herself
- Build Inner and outer skills of navigation
- Experience dance, movement, yoga and the Expressive Arts as a path of feeling and knowing the body's wisdom
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
Spring 2018 Session Now Enrolling
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!
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.
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
Summer Camps 2018!
Registration is now coming in very steady, once again faster than ever before. At this rate, its likely some camps may even fill up within just a few weeks. If you are considering having your kids join us this summer, we encourage you to enroll soon in order to get the best selection. Every year we have families who don't get their first choice, so now is your time to get access to the full selection of our camps! We have online credit card registration that is quick and easy.
At Twin Eagles, we believe that connecting deeply with nature is critical to whole child development. The experiences we offer bring kids back to a simpler, more connected way of life where their senses are honed to once again hear the call of the wild, revel in the feeling of mud squishing between their toes, delight in the beauty of wildflowers, and listen to the music in mountain streams. Kids develop authentic resiliency through real world challenges and traditional earth based skills as they experience the deep peace of the natural world.
Our highly trained instructors draw out kids' passions through nature based activities like:
This coming summer we are offering fourteen full weeks of summer camp in Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene, Spokane, and Priest River. They include:
- Making fire by friction
- Learning edible & medicinal plants
- Exploring natural mysteries
- Tracking wild animals
- Building natural shelters
- Discovering the language of the forest
- Training as the native scouts of old did
- Learning earth based crafts, stories, songs
- and much, much more!
This summer we are continuing our inspirational theme based day camps here at Twin Eagles! 2018 Day Camp themes include:
These theme based camps are only for our day camps for kids ages 6 - 13, and are very popular. That said, we especially encourage you to register for these soon!
- Nature Adventurers Day Camp - Mystery and adventure await all those who heed the call of the wild. Have you ever looked out onto a wild landscape, and imagined all the possible natural adventures, just waiting to be experienced?
- Wilderness Survival Day Camp - There is an ancient calling deep in the heart to experience the freedom and adventure of living wild and free, close to nature - to provide for one's own needs directly from the Earth...
- Nature Ninjas Day Camp - Nature ninjas are the eyes and ears of the tribe, protectors of the village. They are masters of stealth, camouflage, and invisibility, traveling unseen and unheard amongst the shadows...
For full information on our summer camps, check out our Twin Eagles Summer Camp web page here.
Volunteer or Work at our Summer Camps!
We are currently looking for Volunteer Assistant Instructors who are open to a transformational experience being professionally trained as a Deep Nature Connection Mentor. Volunteers will learn new wilderness skills, network with other nature based mentors, and develop a powerful sense of place, all while supporting a worthy cause. As you steep in our authentic nature based community, you'll develop passion, purpose, gratitude, confidence, and leadership. You'll have tons of fun experiencing a truly inspirational vision of hope as you are mentored to develop your fullest potential in service to the Earth and future generations!. Click here for more info on volunteering at Twin Eagles!
We are also looking to hire for the roles of:
We're offering paid positions based on experience, with accommodations & meals provided for overnight camps. Have a blast working in a powerful deep nature connection mentoring culture, and deepening your mentoring expertise while supporting a common Vision of restoring hope in today's youth. We're known for crafting a culture of authentic depth mentoring. Click here for more info on working at Twin Eagles this summer!
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