River Song Update
Thank you for your support!
Happy Mid Winter
I can't believe it but we are heading towards the final River Song program of the season. This has inspired me to take a moment to re-cap, share some success stories and to thank you for supporting this venture.
What did we do?
1 part program plan- 100 parts following natural curiosity
From learning to build amazing fires, to making lip balm out of oils that we infused with plants, from pretending to be pioneers for hours in the forest, to making bowls out of clay harvested in the river- the River Song girls learned amazing skills while feeling like they could follow their own inspiration.
Thanks to the nature of this program (being on the weekend and long-term) there is not a lot of pressure to fit things in if they just aren't fitting. For example; I am often determined to work on survival skills, however if they are just obsessed with tracking one day we can capitalize on that and follow coyote trails!
Regardless of where our inspiration lay, we learned a ton, had a lot of fun, and got covered in nature!
Just in case you were curious
- Team building and low ropes
- Plant ID
- Making tea
- Primitive pottery
- 10 minute fires
- Successful (and unsuccessful) bowdrill fires
- Learning about medicinal plants
- Making healing salves and lipbalms
- Pine needle hot chocolate
- Cordage making out of natural fibers
- Learning about endangered species
- Braving the cold
- Getting soakers (our choices have consequences)
- Getting dirty
- Working with birch bark
- More singing
When girls really shine in a particular skill set or attribute they are honored with a charm. These have become not only great incentive for girls to try new things but also a piece of bling that can is worn proudly to show that their part of a club.
GET WILD. HAVE FUN
A BIG THANK YOU.