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Greetings from Twin Eagles Wilderness School! Here in Sandpoint, we're experiencing "second winter" (or is it third?) :) We're just coming out of another cold snap with strong winds, and fresh powder on the ground. Old man winter still has a firm grip on the land, but if you listen close you can hear the whispers of Spring coming on the wind. Before long, warmth will return to the landscape and with it the promise of renewal for life itself.
eNewsletter - February 2023
We've got plenty of opportunities for you to connect with nature, family, community, and self this coming spring and summer! Our summer camps are filling very fast, so please don't wait on getting signed up. Take a look at our program offerings below, and we hope to see you with us soon!
Here is what we have in store for you in this months eNewsletter:
- Summer Camps 2023 - Almost Full!
- Instruct at our Summer Camps!
- Seeking Summer Interns!
- Teen Mentor-In-Training Program
- Spring Alive! Spring Break Camps
- Homeschool Youth Nature Program
- Wilderness Vision Quest
- Women's Retreat
- Father-Son Wilderness Program
- Wilderness Skills Instructor Training Program
Summer Camps 2023 - Almost Full!
This year, once again, our summer camps are filling up faster than ever. We filled 250 spots in the first four hours registration was open. Today, our camps are 95% full. Our camps have filled up quickly in the past, but never like this. We still have space left in our Nature Ninjas Day Camp in Spokane, happening July 3-7. All of our other day camps are full. Our overnight camps are still accepting applications. We do encourage families to sign up for our waitlists when our camps are full, as we do get cancellations.
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:
For full information on our summer camps, check out our Twin Eagles Summer Camp web page 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!
Instruct at our Summer Camps!
We are currently 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
- Assistant Instructor
We are also 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!
Seeking Summer Interns!
We're very proud of our 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 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!.
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 - Full with waitlist
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
Homeschool Youth Nature Program
Twin Eagles Community School
Weekly on Wednesdays 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 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!
Wilderness Vision Quest - One spot left!
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.
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 - Full with waitlist
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.
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!
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