|October 5 - 6th, 2019|
At one point in time, all of our ancestors had a deep reliance and connection with the natural world at a local level. In this fun introductory course, you will explore different ways of being and connecting with nature. Begin to explore your inner hunter-gatherer!
Learn core primal nature practices including:
- Core routines of connecting with nature
- Making fire - primitive and modern methods
- Natural movement
- Foraging for wild edible plants
- Cooking over an open fire
Unplug and unscreen yourself for the weekend with other like-minded people and find ways to connect and explore nature deeply and intimately for the rest of your life. Our playground for the weekend will be the diverse and lush forest of Wilderness Awareness School's 40-acre campus. Discover how to get close to and learn from our wild animal friends. Take home skills, tools, and practices to keep alive your wild mind and wild being even in modern, urban environments.
Class will take place at our school's 40-acre campus from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. No Food provided. Rustic camping available Saturday night. Participants will be out in the field all day and will need to dress accordingly. While the class isn't overly strenuous, we will be hiking short distances over the course of the weekend. Students will need to be able to carry food, water, and gear with them throughout the day - preferably in a backpack with a hip-belt.
Meet your Instructor
Nate Summers, M.Ac. author of Primal: Why We Long to be Wild and Free, has been a survival skills instructor for over 20 years. He has a background in anthropology, Asian studies, and natural medicine. Nate taught and directed at the Wilderness Awareness School for over 15 years, and has served as faculty for the Desert Institute of Healing Arts, the Asian Institute of Medical Studies, and as adjunct faculty for Prescott College. Nate's passions include ethnobotany, natural mentoring, hunter-gatherer childhoods, natural movement, herbal medicine, internal martial arts, and mentoring.