Wild Women’s Weekend Program Details – Spring

Greetings,

Thank you for registering for the Wild Women’s Weekend – Spring Session with Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington! We are excited to meet you at Linne Doran, Wilderness Awareness School’s 40-acre campus.

This confirmation letter contains information that will prepare you for this program. Please read it carefully well in advance of the start of the program as you may need to purchase required gear.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact Wilderness Awareness School at (425) 788-1301 or registrar@wildernessawareness.org. Our office hours are 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday. 

If you have any questions about registration, refunds, or transfers, please visit our Cancellation and Transfer Policy. Please see our Covid Guidelines for our most up to date health precautions.

We are looking forward to a wonderful class together! 

Sincerely,

Jared Archbold
Adult Program Manager

Brooke Nelson
Lead Instructor

Wild Women’s Weekend – Spring Session

When:
Saturday Mar 26 9am-5pm
Sunday Mar 27 9am-5pm

Please arrive by 8:30 and be prepared to start at 9am.

Where:
Linne Doran is located about fifteen minutes outside of Duvall in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. See information below about getting to our campus.

What to Expect: 
We encourage you to be prepared for all types of weather and bring several layers so that you can be comfortable throughout the class. Expect to be outside for the entire day, possibly in the pouring rain. We recommend you not wear cotton if possible as it loses its insulative properties when wet. Wool or synthetic clothing works best.

This class will cover several different core practices of deep nature connection and nature skills. Some of our most skilled and experienced female instructors will be sharing their wisdom and passion with you. This is a safe space for participants to learn these fun and important skills.

As this program is about nature connection, we will ask people to only use their electronic/smartphone devices discreetly on longer breaks. Feel free to leave them off the whole time! 

Health Precautions
We ask all participants to stay home if they have signs or symptoms of Covid-19. Please see the following Dept. of Health Guidelines for an updated list of symptoms. All students are asked to quarantine or isolate if they have symptoms or a Covid exposure per the most up to date state and county guidelines. Please note that masks may be required OR may be optional. We will send an update about current health and safety requirements 2 weeks before the start date.

Facilities
Our Linne Doran campus includes Cedar Lodge, our indoor classroom and meeting space, as well as several outdoor classrooms including a large yurt and our outdoor classroom. There are porta-potties on the property. Linne Doran has limited cell reception and no internet access. 

Participants are welcome to camp on our property on Saturday evening. Accommodations are rustic: there are simple campsites, potable water, and firewood provided.

If you would like more modern accommodations, there are some Airbnb/VRBO type accommodations nearby, as well as a Tolt McDonald Park (20 minutes away) for large RV set-ups. We do not have space for RV’s or for campers that are larger than a standard pickup truck.


Food
Food is not provided for this course. Please bring a lunch and snack food for each day. Instruction will end by 5pm on Saturday (or earlier depending on the class). If you choose to camp at Linne Doran overnight, you may cook dinner/breakfast on the property. Please bring your own stove and cooking vessels, as well as a cooler if needed. There are also great restaurants in town; your instructors can give you their recommendations. No meals are provided with this program. Please bring a sack lunch and snacks. We do not have any way for you to refrigerate or heat your food, so please plan accordingly.

How to Get Here: Driving directions can be found here, or click here to find Linne Doran on Google Maps.

Our campus address:
20410 320th Ave NE
Duvall, WA 98019

GEAR PACKING LIST

Please bring the following items. This list is designed with your comfort and safety in mind, and takes into account the variable weather possibilities in Western Washington. 

GEAR LIST

  • 2 face masks
  • Full 1-liter water bottle
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Daypack to carry gear
  • Layers of clothing that can be worn outside, get dirty, etc. appropriate to the weather.
  • Appropriate footwear (closed-toe preferred)
  • OPTIONAL: A fixed-blade (non-folding) non-serrated knife. Knives are available for purchase at the time of online registration or by emailing registrar@wildernessawareness.org up to the Thursday before your program date. Knives will NOT be available for sale once you arrive at your program.

OPTIONAL DAY GEAR

  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Insulated Mug for tea/coffee

Optional Gear for Those Camping Overnight

  • Tent with rain fly and ground tarp
  • Sleeping bag and pad (with temperature rating appropriate for season)
  • Toiletries and personal medication
  • Flashlight
  • Food
  • Camp stove
  • Cooler

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