Bushcraft Skills Intensive
Next program: PRIMITIVE FIRE
Thursday 14 July – Thursday 5 August or Friday 15 July – Friday 6 August 2021
Our Primitive Skills Intensives empower children to learn a new bushcraft skill each season. Winter is FIRE!
These are hands-on sessions designed to build the capacity of children to craft fire with safety, awareness and skill. It is designed to assist them to identify risk and strategies for managing it, the fire triangle, and how to construct fires for different purposes including:
– tool making
– medicine brewing
– clay firing
– warmth and light
– fuel efficiency
– wet weather fire
as well as the peace and power of the heart of the fire.
Sessions are Thursdays or Fridays, weekly, for 4 weeks.
Participants attend either Thursday or Friday for the 4 week intensive. Cost is for the full program, and participants will make an ember bowl, clay pot, herbal ‘burn gel’, tinder pouch and a flint and steel of their own.
Natureweavers are honored to be mentoring this program for ‘middle childhood’. This period of childhood – between 5-12 years – sees the ongoing development of self, as unique and separate, alongside the development of an increasing connection to nature – this duality is fertile ground where the seed for lifelong earth stewardship behaviour can be planted. It is a crucial stage of childhood development from an earth sustainability perspective and we are compelled to mentor children of this age at this time with content that we know – practically and intuitively – and love.
Days: Thursdays or Fridays
Dates: 16 July – 6 August
Time: 9am – 2pm
Where: Natureweavers in Black Mountain (Noosa hinterland)
Cost: $280 per child
Who: suitable for children age 7-16
Bookings are open now and places are limited.
Contact us for more information