Class Details

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    • Date: Every Tuesday starting October 8, 2019
    • Homeschool Time: 11am-3pm
    • Afterschool Time: 3:45pm - 5:45pm
    • Location: Costa Mesa
    • Homeschool Cost: $400 (Inspire Charter students see notes below)
    • Afterschool Cost: $240 (Inspire Charter students see notes below)
    • Age: 5-16 (children age 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Adults are welcome to join at no cost.
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  • Inspire Students please REGISTER HERE TO HOLD YOUR SPOT and then email a copy of your certificate to info@elementsgathering.com

In the Wilds of Costa Mesa, our intrepid band of Gatherer-Hunters moves silently, aware, listening deeply, seeing through the face of nature and into an interconnected community of life and death and rebirth. We are Apprentices of the Wild.

This is so much more than a course about survival or a series of nature hikes. We’ll learn survival, of course. And we’ll learn the names of many plants and animals. But this class is really about the lessons that run deeper.

Survival is easy. How do we truly thrive?
“Surthrival” teaches us patience, awareness, self-discipline, interconnectedness, cooperation and gratitude. These are essential Life skills.

Some of the skills we may learn:

Exploring
Nature immersion games
Sensory awareness, expanded vision
Silent walking and stalking
Tracking and reading animal sign
Camouflage
Safe use of knives and knife sharpening
Edible and medicinal plants
Fire making with flint and steel, bowdrill and handdrill
Preparing char cloth
Preparing tinder
Types of fires for warmth, signalling, cooking and the making of tools
Using fire to shape and bend wood; straightening handdrill shafts and coal burning
Shelter design and concepts for insulation and weatherproofing
Shelter location based on topography
Water purification using primitive methods
Making rope/string from plants for fishing line, nets, snares, etc.
Digging sticks and rabbit sticks
Primitive hygiene (making soap, toothbrush and comb)
Paiute deadfall trap, quail trap and springpole snare
Safety outdoors (poisonous plants, insects, reptiles, bear and mtn. lion)
Useful knots
Outdoors cooking methods and wild teas
Accessing intuition
Navigation
Traditional and modern stories
Wilderness ethics

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Ticket Price Quantity
Inspire Afterschool Registration $0.00 Sold out
Afterschool Registration $240.00 Sold out
Inspire Homeschool Registration $0.00 Sold out
Homeschool Registration $400.00 Sold out


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