Teen Earthskills Immersion Program
It is through immersive, hands on, participatory experiences in nature that connections to the wild are made deepest. Rather than making a craft and hanging it on the wall, you use it. Rather than admiring the forest from afar, you are part of it. This is the experience we are creating with this program.
Come join us at Lazy Mill Living Arts for our one weekend-a-month teen program. At each meeting we will learn what it takes to camp out and be comfortable during that part of the year. In December this might be in a wall tent with a wood stove. Our focus will be on the nearest seasonal wild harvest, from acorns to muskrat. In addition to harvesting these foods we will learn how to preserve and cook with them. We will also make tools and crafts useful to living with the land, such as hafting a knife or carving a digging stick. Other skills and activities will include blacksmithing, archery, tracking and games.
The dates for the weekends:
Oct 3 & 4
Nov 7 & 8
Dec 5 & 6
Students arrive each Saturday at 9:30 am and stay until 3 pm Sunday
Please bring lunch for each day. Dinner and breakfast provided. As always, we strive for local and organic foods in all our meals.
Program Cost: $450 for Fall Session (Oct-Dec), $600 for Spring Session (Jan, March, April, May)
Scholarship applications are available
Located in Stannard, VT
Ideal for ages 13-17
We are flexible on age of participants if someone is really excited about taking the course
Please contact us for more information!