Kids Summer Camps


Why send your child to an “ancestral skills” themed summer camp? Short answer: It’s like a Nature Camp + an Art Camp, all in one… It’s awesome! Long answer:We believe that environmental education is important for creating a sustainable future. Humans are tool-making animals. We craft the things we need from the natural world. This is how we have participated […]

Bow & Arrow Workshops


The bow and arrow is a symbol of primal adventure. It is a hunting tool, a weapon of war and protection, and used for sport in archery competitions. The oldest known bow was found in a cave in Denmark and is carbon dated to 9,000 BCE. Humans have been using bows and arrows for at […]

English Ivy Basketry


“English Ivy is an invasive, introduced plant species which damages our forests by reducing biodiversity and negatively impacting native wildlife.  It is fabulous to see this weed removed from our natural areas and transformed into a productive, creative item!” Rachel Felice, Westside Stewardship Coordinator, Portland Parks and Recreation “In my eleven years of teaching basketry […]