Twin Eagles Monthly Youth Programs
for kids ages 6 - 13
in the Inland Northwest
Twin Eagles Monthly Youth Programs, offered in Spokane, WA, is a nature based outdoor program for kids ages 6 - 13 that runs one consecutive Saturday and Sunday once per month during the months of October, November, March and April, for a total of 8 day long sessions. Whether you are joining for the first time, or keeping the connection alive from our summer camps, this is a great way for youth to experience deep nature connection mentoring throughout the seasons here in the Inland Northwest. 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, animal tracking, songs, local species interrelations, group challenges, wild edible & medicinal plants, natural shelter building, storytelling, sensory awareness and much, much more.
We work with the whole family in mentoring children, hence we offer seasonal family/community sessions throughout the year. The unique and innovative approaches we work with at our monthly youth programs blend ancient, earth-based models of education used by our ancestors for thousands of generations with contemporary learning styles backed by modern day brain research - this is Nature Based Mentoring.
- Michael Welp
Twin Eagles Monthly Youth Programs - Spokane is held at Indian Springs - located about 15 minutes southwest of downtown Spokane. We are blessed with access to 50 acres of diverse forests, fields and a spring fed pond teeming with life.
At our monthly youth programs, we are committed to a high mentor to student ratio of at least one-to-six to ensure a high quality program. We enroll students ages 6 - 13. Maximum program enrollment is 30 students. There are ample opportunities for kids to work one-on-one with mentors.
COVID-19 and Cancellation Policy
Updated September 1, 2022
We have a full schedule of programs happening in 2022 and 2023. We've been running programs safely since the summer of 2020, and are continually monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic situation as it evolves. If your program is canceled due to Covid-19, you will receive a 100% full refund, no questions asked. For any other refund-related questions, please see our Payment Agreement & Cancellation/Transfer Policy inside the registration process.
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!
Twin Eagles Monthly Youth Programs - Spokane 2022-2023 Dates
- Saturday, October 29 (opening session)
- Sunday, October 30
- Saturday, November 19
- Sunday, November 20
- Saturday, March 11
- Sunday, March 12
- Saturday, April 1
- Sunday, April 2 (closing session)
Twin Eagles Monthly Youth Programs - Spokane 2022-2023 (8 sessions) · $505 · scholarships available
- 50% deposit ($50 of which is non-refundable) due upon registration, with remaining 50% due Nov 1.
- Carrie Lipe
Registration is currently open for Twin Eagles Monthly Youth Programs 2022-2023.
Complete an online application and pay by credit card by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.
Scholarships are available for all youth programs - click here for more information.
Questions? Contact us here.
- From Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods
What is Nature Based Mentoring?
Nature Based Mentoring is a system of teaching that blends ancient mentoring techniques from traditional indigenous cultures around the world with tools from modern field ecology and insights from research in brain development, learning theory and experiential education.
Learning is facilitated by mentor relationships and by the power of one's direct observation and experience. As well, this process develops one's sense of interconnected identity, increases awareness of natures patterns, rhythms and cycles, teaches many essential life skills and passes knowledge of the earth and traditional human culture from generation to generation.
As participants progress through Twin Eagles' programs, they become comfortable and confident outdoors, laying a strong foundation of respect and love for the earth and all of life.
Instruction and Activities
Twin Eagles Wilderness School honors elements of the traditional mentoring process while also drawing from modern research in the fields of brain development and education - creating a blend of challenges and learning opportunities which address multiple learning styles and foster a child's sensory integration.
Children will be guided to a deep and intimate relationship with the natural world by highly passionate instructors, themselves trained in the ancient Art of Mentoring. The Twin Eagles curriculum model blends three elements:
- Teachings of the Earth ~ Developing naturalist skills, using wild edible and medicinal plants, building shelters, fire making, natural rope making, outdoor cooking, native crafts, and more.
- Teachings of Family and Community ~ Storytelling, music, movement, humor, thankfulness, communication skills, group adventures, respect for all things, and more.
- Teachings of Awareness ~ Using all five senses, tracking, lost-proofing, self awareness, journaling, native scout skills, bird language, ceremonies, and more.
- Gabrielle Duebendorfer
Benefits to Your Child:
Nature Based Mentoring helps your child:
- Experience nature's circular time frames, cycles, seasons, rhythms and migrations - providing a contrast to the linear time frame experienced in modern culture and offering a deeper sense of one's place in the natural cycle of life.
- Increase awareness and outdoor living/survival skills, which leads to greater confidence outdoors, and a more secure sense of self in the world.
- Share healthy adventure, challenge and fun within a community of passionate teachers, children and families.
- Gain a sense of place through direct experience with nature.
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