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Autumn Greetings from all of us here at Twin Eagles Wilderness School! We've been having a beautiful, slow transition into autumn, with the first leaves just now starting to change colors and drop gracefully to the Earth. Night are cool, and the days are still warm. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the very essence of life starting to go within as we move towards the winter. How is this time in the natural cycle reflected in your life, and the life of your family and community?
eNewsletter - October 2022
Here at Twin Eagles, we're settling into our school year programs and spending lots of time out on the land, finding connection to the wild places inside and outside, appreciative for the miracle of life and inspired by a vision from in the heart of nature. Take a look at what we're offering, and see what calls to you.
Here is what we have in store for you in this months eNewsletter:
- 2022-2023 Youth and Adult Programs
2022-2023 Youth & Adult Programs
Homeschool Youth Nature Program
Twin Eagles Community School
Weekly on Wednesdays in Sandpoint, Idaho
Starts this Wednesday!
9:00 am - 3:00 pm · For kids ages 6 - 13
Autumn & Spring Seasonal Blocks
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 eighteenth 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 Twin Eagles Community School!
Twin Eagles Monthly Youth Program
For kids ages 6 - 13 · Spokane, WA
one consecutive Sat and Sun per month · Oct, Nov, Mar & Apr
New for 2022-23! This year we'll be offering a new structure to this program. We'll be meeting one consecutive Saturday and Sunday per month, for the months of October, November, March and April. Like previous years, this is a total of eight day long sessions that run from 9 am - 3 pm each day (no overnights). We're excited to bring our same level of passion to this new structure!
We are pleased to be bringing traditional ecological knowledge to the Spokane community on a monthly basis once again this year! Kids have a rare opportunity to slow down to nature's pace and experience themselves in a community of passionate nature based learners through activities such as fire by friction, local species interrelations, songs, animal tracking, group challenges, wild edible & medicinal plants, natural shelter building, storytelling, sensory awareness and much, much more.
Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Monthly Youth Programs!
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
Autumn, Winter, & Spring Sessions
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.
Autumn Session: Primitive Skills & Crafts - Nov 4-6 - Sandpoint, ID
Winter Session: Snow Cave Expedition - Jan 27-29 - Sandpoint, ID
Spring Session: Theme TBA - March 24-26 - Location TBA
Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Seasonal Teen Rendezvous!
Teen Mentor-In-Training Program
For teens ages 13 and older · Sandpoint, ID & Spokane, WA
Twin Eagles Mentor in Training (MIT) program is an incredible opportunity for teens to step forward into becoming authentic nature based mentors. Twin Eagles MITs receive guidance from Twin Eagles' seasoned adult staff to move into a mentoring role with Twin Eagles Youth Program students, thereby experiencing themselves as powerful role models and leaders. It is a rare opportunity to be mentored into their greater potential as they experience the joy of mentoring others into a deep relationship with the earth. The MIT Program runs alongside all of our Youth Programs, so teens are able to select which one(s) they wish to participate in.
Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Mentor in Training Program!
Spring Alive! Spring Break Camps
For kids ages 6 - 13 · Spokane, WA
Tue Apr 4, Wed Apr 5, & Thu Apr 6· 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
Wilderness Vision Quest
For adults 18+
April 7 16, 2023 - Southern California
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.
Girls Rite of Passage
For 13 - 16 year old girls
Thursday May 4 - Sunday May 7, 2023
JDK Ranch, Valleyford, Washington
The journey from childhood to adolescence is a dramatic time of development. Just like the fledgling bird that leaves the nest, the Girls Rite of Passage is an opportunity for girls to expand their wings and begin to take flight. It's a crossing. A place where two roads meet. Those two roads are where your daughter was once a child and is now emerging into adolescence.
This program is a coming of age ritual that has been taking place since humans have been on the planet. These types of traditions are common throughout the world and across cultures. It's a unique blueprint that stands apart from every day ordinary life and at the same time, brings new depth, understanding and meaning to it.
Learn more about Twin Eagles Girls Rite of Passage here, and please help spread the word!
For women 18 and older
Friday May 12 - Sunday May 14
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.
Father-Son Wilderness Program
For fathers and their 8 - 13 year old sons
Thursday May 25 - Monday May 29, 2023 (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.
Twin Eagles Wilderness Skills Instructor Training Program
10 Days: Thursday June 1 - Saturday June 10, 2023
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 others on the journey of deep nature connection?
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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