-- SEASONAL SKILLS SESSIONS --
Mondays - Ages: 10-15
Location: Crows End in Squire Canyon, San Luis Obispo
5 consecutive Mondays: 9am-3pm
Winter Session 2022
January 10th - February -7th
Spring Session 2022
March 9th - April 6th
Enrollment opens in February
Fall Session 2022
September - October dates TBD
Enrollment opens in August
Our Two, 5-day summer camps make up our Summer Seasonal Session. They will be in late June and early July.
Open enrollment begins for both summer camps will begin in April/May.
skills & Craft Practices
Sessions can include any of the following
Nature is the classroom and the inspiration. Our group will meet in a private wooded area with the necessary infrastructure for staying dry and comfortable. Fire will warm cold days, shade and light breezes will cool the warm ones. The experience of being in a circle out in nature crafting with our hands connects us to our ancestral roots - to the lived experience of all of our ancestors.
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.
Some of the skills we work on include carving wood, friction fire techniques, hand-building ceramics, wood crafting, archery, knife skills, tomahawk and hatchet skills, building skills, leather craft, flint napping, drawing/sketching, hunting, tracking, shelter building, awareness games, story telling and listening.
Students will have the opportunity to learn a lot about the natural world and ancestral arts. This program is recommended for young students who have the maturity to focus and craft for reasonable periods of time and have a passion for deepening their nature skills and connection.
James Horvath & Sage Taub
Knife care, safety and sharpening
Tomahawk and knife skills
Wood working and carving
Soft fiber basketry
Proposed dates, subject to change
$300 - Covers the 5 week session and lunches
Seasonal Skills Sessions will meet for 5 Mondays in a row.
We will meet on Mondays 9 AM - 3 PM
We'll hold a session for each season, Winter, Fall, Spring and two 5-day Summer Camp sessions
It is not a drop-in program and requires a non-refundable payment of $300 up front to register.
Payment can be made by cash, Venmo or Paypal.
All materials and lunch (cooked over the fire as a group) included in tuition.
Winter - Mondays, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, and Feb. 7
Spring - Wednesdays, Mar. 9, 16, 23, 30, and Apr. 6
Fall - TBD
How to Enroll
Full enrollment requires completion of the following:
Online Registration and Agreement form
3 Waivers and Forms
General Assumption of Risk Waiver
Emergency Contact Information
$300 registration/enrollment fee paid in full
-- Seasonal Skills Sessions Enrollment Process --
1 - Register Online
Seasonal Skills Sessions 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 - Send Payment
$300 enrollment payment secures a spot
Payment is non-refundable and 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!