Father Son Wilderness Program
Dates: May 23 - 27, 2024 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Location: Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat, Priest River, Idaho
for fathers and their 8 - 13 year old sons
Fatherhood. What a journey.
When was the last time you stripped away all the distractions, and just connected with your son(s) and what is most important in life in the simplest way possible?
When was the last time you slowed down, really slowed down, and just connected with nature, on nature's terms?
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. During this Father Son Wilderness 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.
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During this program, you'll experience skills like:
- Wilderness Survival
- Building and Sleeping in Primitive shelters
- Primitive & Modern Fire Making
- Water Collection & Purification
- Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants
- Primitive Hunting Techniques
- Primitive Cooking
- Wildlife Tracking
- Nature Based Mentoring
- Core Routines of Nature Awareness
- The Way of the Scout
- Inner Tracking & Heart based Father Son Relationship Deepening
- Nature Based Games
- Earth Based Spirituality
- Surprise Elements
- and more!
This Father Son Wilderness Program will be led by Tim Corcoran, co-Director & co-Founder of Twin Eagles Wilderness School. Tim has been leading transformational adult and youth wilderness programs since 1999, and is a heart centered father of two brilliant boys. We'll have an all male staff, including other experienced instructors from Twin Eagles Wilderness School. You and your sons will be in good hands and hearts.
This Father Son Wilderness Program will be held at Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat Center, located about two hours north of Spokane, Washington. We are blessed with access to 5 acres of private land adjacent to thousands of acres of national forest. This area includes diverse woodlands, fields and access to the Quartz Creek including beaver ponds, and lush meadows. You and your sons will rest under the stars in traditional tipis or yurts.
Delicious, healthy meals will be prepared by our private Chef. We hold that fathers and sons doing this kind of deep work connecting with nature and each other need to nourish their bodies well. Our private chef will prepare healthy, delicious meals that dads and boys alike love, to support and sustain you for the deep journey of connection.
One of the many gifts you'll receive here is a Tech-free experience. No smartphones, computers or other digital distractions are allowed at this program. Just high quality time connecting with your son, the other families, and the natural world. We have no wifi, no cell service, and no power on-site, so please take this into consideration.
Each family is responsible for all travel to and from our program location. Carpooling is encouraged, and we're happy to help coordinate by sharing contact information of interested families. The closest airport is Spokane, Washington (GEG) where rental cars are available. It is about a two hour drive from the Spokane airport to our program location.
This Father Son Wilderness Program starts at 1:00 pm Pacific on Thursday, May 23 and ends at 3:00 pm Pacific on Monday, May 27. Please allow extra time for a spacious arrival and departure.
To support a powerful experience, we're limiting registration to just ten families at most. Each father is allowed to bring one or two sons ages 8-13. This will help support a deeply impactful experience for everyone.
We are offering this five day, Father Son Wilderness Program at $847 per individual person. The cost covers all mentoring, instruction, materials, accommodations, and delicious, healthy meals.
An Edge Experience
This Father Son Wilderness Program can be an edge experience for some people. We will be outside the entire time, rain or shine. Depending on the weather, you and your sons may face rain and cold temperatures. One night you will build and sleep in primitive shelters away from main camp. It's not for the faint of heart. This is an experience that will ask for courage from both you and your son(s). We're looking for fathers and sons who can hold a positive attitude in potentially tough experiences, who are ready to find value in facing challenge, and who want a real adventure.
Registration for this Father Son Wilderness Program is now open.
Complete the online registration process and pay by credit card by clicking the "Sign Up Now" buttons below.
PLEASE NOTE: During the registration process, be sure to change the quantity to the total number of family members attending. If you have one son attending, the quantity should be "2". If you have two sons attending, the quantity should be "3". Thank you.
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