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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. Its a perfect time to get out there and enjoy the miracle of winter - we couldn't be here without it!
eNewsletter - February 2022
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:
- Weekend Teen Wilderness Programs 2022
- Women's Retreat 2022
- Wilderness Vision Quest Spring 2022
- Spring Alive! Spring Break Camp 2022
- Homeschool Nature Program Spring 2022
- Father Son Wilderness Program
- Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants Workshop
- Wilderness Skills Instructor Training Program
- Wildlife Tracking Class - The Art of Trailing
- Summer Camps 2022 - Almost Full!
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 2022: Apr 22-24
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!
For women 18 and older
Friday March 4 - Sunday March 6
As women, we ache to be who we really are. We are in unpredictable, tumultuous times where we are being summoned to live with the risk of fulfilling that becoming as we embrace our calling, and thus discover how to live into new "response-abilities." This Women's Retreat is a refreshing opportunity to make time and space for exploring the crucible and transformation of the world wholeheartedly, through the eyes of celebration, joy, and the revitalizing of who we truly are.
Stirred by the calling and rhythms of nature, this is an opportunity to step outside of ordinary time into liminal time. This is a space where you can receive the support of a deeper and different way of listening and understanding that becoming in the midst of impermanence as an offering to the world's discomfort, and as a gift given to stepping up to the challenge of the times.
Click here to learn more about our Women's Retreat.
Wilderness Vision Quest
For adults 18+
March 18 - 27, 2022 - Southern California
September 23 - October 2, 2022 - North Idaho
A 10-day live, in-person immersion into the mysteries of Wild Nature and Wild Soul, carefully curated by Tim Corcoran and Mark Tollefson.
Be held in a conscious mentoring culture led by two 20+ year experienced nature-based & soul-based mentors as you prepare, quest and integrate a pinnacle transformational experience of connecting with your deepest life vision, the largest conversation you are capable of having with the world.
A timeless ceremonial process rooted in traditional earth-based wisdom, adapted for humans living today to facilitate the journey of ecological awakening and soul initiation.
You can learn more about the Vision Quest by clicking here.
Please note that this link takes you to the Purpose Mountain website, which is the organization Tim founded a few years ago to focus on Nature Based Purpose Discovery and Visionary Development.
Spring Alive! Spring Break Camps
For kids ages 6 - 13 · Spokane, WA
Tue Apr 5, Wed Apr 6, & Thu Apr 7 · 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
Homeschool Youth Nature Program
Twin Eagles Community School
Weekly on Fridays in Sandpoint, Idaho
9:00 am - 3:00 pm · For kids ages 6 - 13
Spring Seasonal Block
Come join our original 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 seventeenth 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 our Homeschool Nature Program!
Father-Son Wilderness Program
For fathers and their 8 - 13 year old sons
Thursday May 26 - Monday May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat - Priest River, Idaho
Imagine taking five 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 in our Father Son Wilderness Program? Learn more here.
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Workshop
Camp Stidwell, Sagle, Idaho · For adults and motivated teens
Saturday May 28 - Sunday May 29
Gather experience of time-honored plant use through herbal remedies and edible wild plants. We'll journey deep into ethical harvesting, processing, preservation, and preparation of wild plants. We'll work with herbal remedies including tinctures, salves, poultices and more, as well as an assortment of edible wild plants, from roots to fruits, and stalks to seeds. Experience personal empowerment through our plant allies.
Click here for more info about our Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Workshop!
Twin Eagles Wilderness Skills Instructor Training Program
10 Days: Wednesday June 1 - Friday June 10, 2022
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!
Wildlife Tracking Class - The Art of Trailing
Sandpoint, Idaho · For adults 18+
Saturday June 11 - Sunday June 12
Special Guest Instructor - Preston Taylor
During this weekend, you'll discover how tracking is the original, multi-disciplinary, and multi-sensory way in which human beings have evolved to observe patterns and make sense out of the world. This class will focus on the fundamental skills for following a fresh trail with the intention of catching up to the animal. We will learn first-hand from the animals through the act of trailing them. We'll spend time learning:
Click here to learn more about our Wildlife Tracking Class - The Art of Trailing!
- Finding a Trail to Follow
- Noticing Tracks in Diverse Substrates
- Predicting the Animal's Route of Travel
- Seeing Tracks Ahead in the Distance
- Interpreting Animal Behavior on the Trail
- Track Aging Methods
- How to Systematically Relocate a Trail After Losing It
- Reading Wind Currents
- Moving Quietly in the Bush
- Spotting Animals Before They See You
Summer Camps 2022 - Almost Full!
This year, our summer camp registration happened at an incredibly fast rate. We opened up registration on February 1, and we were 50% full within 24 hours, with about 150 individual camper registrations. Within a week we were about 75% full, with another 100 registrations having come in. As of today (about one month after registration opened), we're almost entirely full, with just a handful of spots left open in one single day camp (Coeur d'Alene Nature Adventurers Day Camp 6/13 - 17). Our camps have filled up quickly in the past, but never like this.
We're grateful and a bit shocked that our summer camps have filled up so fast. We are working to create more summer camp availability this year, so we strongly suggest that you sign up for our waiting list if you're interested, as we do anticipate opening up more spots.
Update - Overnight Camp for 10-13 year olds (7/24-29) - This year we are implementing a new application process for our Overnight Camp for 10-13 year olds. Campers are required to have previously attended one of our other programs first. We will select individuals based on developmental readiness, previous Twin Eagles experience and diversity. As predicted, we had an overwhelming amount of interest in this camp, and currently have far more applications than spaces available. We anticipate contacting families who have been accepted in the coming two weeks, by mid-March.
Please note: This new application process is ONLY for our Overnight Camp for 10-13 year olds. All other summer camps have normal registration.
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:
Covid-19 - What to Expect - We are proud that we have been running programs safely since the summer of 2020. With your help, our commitment is to continue to do the same throughout this coming summer. Please read our updated health protocols here.
- 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!
For full information on our summer camps, check out our Twin Eagles Summer Camp web page here.
co-Director & co-Founder
Twin Eagles Wilderness School
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