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Twin Eagles Wilderness School
Warm Spring Greetings from all of us here at Twin Eagles Wilderness School. Like you, we're continually adapting to the changes presented by the coronavirus pandemic. Amidst all of the ups and downs, the cycles of nature continue to unfold as they always have, bringing us much needed peace and solace. Tadpoles are bursting forth, songbirds are nesting, dandelions are blooming, and deer have shed their heavy winter coats. All of nature continues to follow it's original instructions, reminding us humans of our place in the great web of life and offering us a place of refuge.
eNewsletter - April 2020
What follows is our most up-to-date information on how we're proceeding into the spring and summer here at Twin Eagles, with a special emphasis on our summer camps that many of you have been asking about. Now more than ever, we remain committed to supporting you and your family to connect deeply to the natural world. As people gradually emerge from their cocoons, Twin Eagles is here to encourage our collective reunion with one another and the Earth.
Here is what we have in store for you in this months eNewsletter:
- Coronavirus Pandemic Update
- Summer Camps 2020 Are Still Happening!
- Seeking Summer Interns!
- Work at our Summer Camps!
- Wilderness Skills Instructor Training Program 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic Update
There have been lots of questions about how the pandemic is impacting our programs. As always, we are prioritizing safety first. We're also committed to bringing our nature connection programs to all of you who love the Twin Eagles experience so much, and don't want to miss out on our unique expression of deep nature connection mentoring that has become such an integral experience of your life and/or your children's lives.
Late Spring & Summer Programs are Still Happening!
With the states of Idaho and Washington expected to begin carefully re-opening starting in May, our in-person programs will resume soon, starting in late May. We're committed to support a safe transition for all, and are implementing the following practices once our in-person programs start back up:
Early Spring Programs Postponed or Moved Online
- All programs will take place 100% outdoors, as always.
- We may modify the way participants sign in and out of programs.
- We may add new sanitation and hygiene protocols.
- We may modify portions of our programs that have traditionally involved large group gatherings to support smaller groups.
- You'll receive a 100% full refund or transfer if your program is canceled for any reason, including due to coronavirus.
All of our in-person programs scheduled from mid-March through mid-May have been either rescheduled to a later time or brought online, in order to ensure safety and support social distancing. We brought our year-round youth programs online, where we've been very successfully meeting via Zoom to keep the nature based mentoring relationships alive!
This change has come with some incredible affirmations from mother nature like finding an active coyote den with super-cute coyote pups, watching powerful life & death moments of predator prey relationships unfold with hawks & doves, and beautiful moments of synchronicity amongst mentors and students with medicinal plants. We're keeping the magic of deep nature connection mentoring alive and well!
Summer Camps 2020 Are Still Happening!
Summer Camps ARE Happening! We're closely monitoring local, regional and state guidance and are grateful that our summer camps will be happening in Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene, Spokane and Priest River. It is our understanding at this time that programs that provide child care support, such as summer camps, will be a high priority once social distancing guidelines begin to loosen. We're poised to adapt as needed (see above), and ready to support your kids to safely connect with nature this summer!
Space IS STILL Available! Due to the fact that the current crisis has impacted our enrollment, we have more space than usual at this time of year. Very few sessions have waiting lists. However, we expect that to change as we get later into spring. We have spoken to many parents who are feeling very eager to get their kids back outdoors. We're also aware that many other organizations have canceled summer camps for 2020. As a result, we are expecting a huge flood of registrations once social distancing guidelines begin to be loosened. It would be a good idea to reserve your spot in camp now.
100% Refund If Needed You can register risk-free with just a deposit. If camps get canceled for any reason, including due to Covid-19, you'll receive a full refund or credit (your choice), including getting your deposit back.
Remember, Nature Connection Regulates The Nervous System. That goes for you and your kids, for all of us. After a trying few months of lockdown, your kids are going to be ready for the freedom, excitement, connection, and joy that our summer camps provide. As a parent myself, I know that YOU will be ready for the emotional regulation that our camps provide your kids, and the peace and calm that brings to your family and home.
Now is the time to secure your spot. Register RISK-FREE with just a deposit, right here. If summer camps get canceled for any reason, including Covid-19, you'll get a FULL REFUND including your deposit.
There is so much to love about Twin Eagles Summer Camps:
"My boys LOVED Twin Eagles. Wish everyday of school and learning was like a day in the wild with Twin Eagles. We are grateful for all you teach and the deep nature connection you foster in each child. I wish every child could have this experience. We will be back! Thank you!"
- Kids get to be kids again, roaming wild and free in nature.
- Safety. We take campers physical and emotional safety seriously, and hold every member of camp to a high standard that creates a safe space for powerful experiences to emerge.
- Real skills, real challenges, real adventures. Trailing coyotes, making healing salves from St. Johnswort and Yarrow plants, crafting wooden bow and arrows. Does it get any better?
- Our highly trained instructors are some of the finest in the field. First Aid/CPR certification, background checks, and a high level of training in both nature based mentoring and traditional earth skills are all requirements. Our staff are adept at really listening to kids, drawing out their passions, and engaging them fully.
- We have the most fun! Year after year, our campers, instructors and parents consistently report that the Twin Eagles experience is the most fun, engaging, and relevant.
- We offer a genuinely holistic experience rooted in hope, connecting with what is truly important in life - nature, community, and self.
- Shawnee Spitler
This summer we are offering thirteen full weeks of summer camp in Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene, Spokane, and Priest River. They include:
This summer we are continuing our inspirational theme based day camps here at Twin Eagles! 2020 Day Camp themes include:
For full information on our summer camps, check out our Twin Eagles Summer Camp web page here.
- 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...
Seeking Summer Interns!
We're very excited to offer our newly revamped internship program as a pathway to experience our transformational deep nature connection mentoring culture here at Twin Eagles Wilderness School! Summer Internships at Twin Eagles Wilderness School are an opportunity for an immersive experience in deep nature connection within a culture of conscious mentoring.
Interns will experience a plethora of tools for connecting with the land, self, and others. Benefits include professional training as a deep nature connection mentor, transformational personal growth & self discovery, learning new wilderness skills, experiencing authentic nature based community, having tons of fun, and much more! Our summer internships last anywhere from two weeks to two months between mid-June and mid-August.
Click here to learn more about the Twin Eagles Internship Program!.
Work at our Summer Camps!
We are 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!
- Lead Instructor
- Program Director
- Assistant Cook
Twin Eagles Wilderness Skills Instructor Training Program
10 Days: Wednesday May 27 - Friday June 5, 2020
Adults 18+. Motivated older teens considered on a case by case basis.
Camp Stidwell, Sandpoint, Idaho
Do you yearn to feel at one with nature?
Do you wish to guide the younger generation?
Are you seeking a community of like minds & hearts?
Do you want to truly discover yourself?
Twin Eagles Wilderness Skills Instructor Training Program is a ten day intensive that provides adults a rich opportunity to immerse themselves in the teachings of the Earth and develop themselves as nature connection mentors. Wilderness survival, wildlife tracking, wild edible & medicinal plants, naturalist training, bird language, nature based mentoring, outdoor leadership, and inner tracking become pathways to a transformational journey of deep connection with nature, community, mentoring, & self.
This experience will give you the chance to slow down and embrace time-tested, ancient practices of connecting deeply with nature and earth based approaches to education that we've been successfully facilitating for nearly twenty years. You'll steep in a culture of nature based mentoring with peers that will feel more like family by the end of the experience. You'll be guided by experienced, gifted, open-hearted mentors to discover your authentic self.
In a fast paced world that is increasingly fostering disconnection, this opportunity is designed from the ground up to holistically develop resiliency, a sense of place, confidence, vision, peace, meaning, leadership, mentoring, and connection. It is an opportunity to build relationships with what is truly important in life.
The Twin Eagles Wilderness Skills Instructor Training Program is for adults with a passion for nature, community, mentoring, and self-discovery who are ready to transform from yearning for deep connection to nature and mentoring, to living a life of deep connection with nature and mentoring.
Learn more about the ten day Twin Eagles Wilderness Skills Instructor Training Program here, and please spread the word about this amazing opportunity!
co-Director & co-Founder
Twin Eagles Wilderness School
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