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Greetings from Twin Eagles Wilderness School! The joy of spring is strong on the landscape, as all of life is growing and changing almost faster than we can keep up with. Songbirds like robins, song sparrows, and chickadees are nesting, frogs and salamanders are laying eggs, wildflowers like trillium, spring beauty, violet, miner's lettuce, and skunk cabbage color the ground, and trees like larch, aspen, and cottonwood are starting to leaf out. Gourmet morel mushrooms are just starting to pop up, amidst bracken fern fiddleheads beginning to unfurl. What a miracle spring is!
eNewsletter - April 2022
The past month has been a full one here at Twin Eagles, with lots of folks out connecting with the landscape. We completed our Spring Alive! Spring Break Camp, an epic teen weekend Walkabout in the Moses Lake Sand Dunes, as well as our ongoing youth programs. We're busy preparing for this year's Boy's Rites of Passage, as well as our 10 day adult Wilderness Skills Instructor Training Program. Summer Camp is now full, but you're welcome to join a waitlist. We're deeply grateful to do this work, and for the support you all give us as we work together to reconnect with the heart of the natural world.
Here is what we have in store for you in this months eNewsletter:
- Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants Workshop
- Wilderness Skills Instructor Training Program
- Wildlife Tracking Class - The Art of Trailing Only 1 Spot Left!
- Summer Camps 2022 - Waitlist Only
- Wilderness Vision Quest Autumn 2022
- New for 2022 - Wild Women!
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
Only 1 Spot Left!
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 - Waitlist Only
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. Summer Camps 2022 are now full. 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.
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.
Wilderness Vision Quest
For adults 18+
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.
For women 18 and older
Friday October 7 - Sunday October 9
Gathering all Wild Women! Come join us for an amazing outdoor deep nature connection adventure to connect with your innate wild, soulful essence. This is an opportunity to reconnect with your wild, instinctual animal nature and deepen your understanding of the wild woman archetype through a direct immersive experience.
Click here to learn more about Wild Women!
co-Director & co-Founder
Twin Eagles Wilderness School
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