-- Skills and Nature Program --
Fridays / September - May
(children younger than 13 may be accepted into the program if they have attended one of
our summer camps and shown maturity, focus and aptitude)
Drop off location: Crows End in Squire Canyon, San Luis Obispo
“To raise a nature-bonded child is to raise a rebel, a dreamer, an innovator…
someone who will walk their own verdant, winding path.”
The program focuses on building a deeper understanding and connections with the natural world through project-based skill building. All of the crafts we work on have a deeper source or purpose than the object itself. It's all about understanding the relationships things have to one another.
At one point all of our ancestors understood and respected these innate relationships and how to work with them. If you're reading this today, it's because somewhere in your family lineage your ancestors knew how to make these connections.
The ability to understand and apply these skills belongs to everyone. This knowledge is part of our shared and inherited DNA. Our awareness of it just needs to be rekindled.
Some of the skills we work on include forging metal, carving wood, woodworking, archery, knife skills, tomahawk and hatchet skills, building skills, leather craft, drawing/sketching, journaling, hide tanning, animal processing, hunting, tracking and shelter building.
James Horvath & assistant mentor TBD
$165/Month (9 Payments / September - May)
$200 Deposit upon enrollment
The Skills and Nature program meets 30 times between September and May.
It is not a drop-in program and requires a full year commitment.
Payment can be made by cash, Venmo or Paypal.
All materials and a once-per-month lunch (i.e. monthly cooking-a-meal-over-the-fire day) included in tuition.
How to Enroll
Knife care, safety and sharpening
Tomahawk and knife skills
Wood working and carving
September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10, 17
January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 11, 18
April 1, 8, 15, 22
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Full enrollment requires completion of the following:
Online Registration and Agreement form
3 Waivers and Forms
General Assumption of Risk Waiver
Emergency Contact Information
Deposit of $200
-- Enrollment Process --
1 - Register Online
Skills and Nature Program Registration and Agreement
Click the button to fill out the online form and submit to complete enrollment.
2 - Complete Waivers and Forms
Read, complete, sign all three forms
PDF forms will need to be printed and either scanned and emailed or mailed. (See below)
3 - Submit Forms
Submit forms through email or snail-mail
6430 Squire Court
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
4 - Make a Deposit
Deposit of $200 secures a spot
Payment for deposit and monthly tuition can be made through cash, venmo or Paypal.
That's It! Thank you for enrolling!
You will receive a confirmation email and more information soon!