Advanced Wild Deer
The next step in the Wild Deer Apprenticeship Program
Calling All Wild Deers
Are you ready for the next step on your earth skills and mentoring journey?
The PINE Project is proud to be offering a second year option for all Wild Deer graduates. The year 2 journey intends to narrow the focus by refining and developing proficiency with some of the most important survival skill sets, especially around the sacred 4 (shelter, water, fire, food) as well as exploring some more advanced wilderness arts and crafting. It also encourages forging your own customized path as a naturalist, wilderness arts practitioner, and mentor.
You will join the first year Wild Deer for their regular weekends . Here you will be fulfilling specific acorn roles to create the cultural container for effective learning under the guidance and mentoring of senior P.I.N.E staff. You will have the opportunity to build your understanding of the acorn model and build your mentoring tool box. While the first year students are learning the basic skills, you will be working with other mentors at refining your wilderness & naturalist skills with a big focus on the sacred 4.
You will also have 3 custom weekends at our P.I.N.E. Muskoka Primitive Camp.
We will be camped out in the backwoods living the sacred 4.
DATESWild Deer weekends:
Jan 3-5, Jan 31- Feb 2, Feb 28-Mar 2, Mar 28 - 30, May 2-4, June weekend TBD
Fall Skills - Oct 11 - 13, 2013
Building and sleeping in primitive shelters
Fall foraging for food and materials
Berry baskets & water proof containers
For ppl with a hunting & fishing licenses there will be an opportunity to hunt small game and catch fish to feed the group
Winter Skills - Feb 21 - 23
Winter Shelters & Staying warm
Lights, torches & lamps
Tracking for food & trapping
Spring Skills - May TBD
Spring edibles & foraging
Digging sticks & other tools
- Moccasin making
Interested? Contact Us!
Call or email PINE if you would like to sign up, or have any further questions!
(All participants must have completed the first year Wild Deer Apprenticeship).