Adult Programs

FOREST: Canopy

Grown-ups – Have you ever wished you could experience Nature Camp?

Join Terance, Whole Earth Nature School’s most senior instructor in three days of fun practicing and learning the basics of bushcraft survival skills.

This new FOREST Canopy program teaches adults many of the skills that our campers learn each year. We’ll learn some of the exciting basics of wilderness self-reliance and create a foundation of skills to continue building upon, either at home or in future programs.

Over these three sessions we’ll practice skills including: carving, fire starting, bow making, coal burning bowls and spoons, identify local plants for edible, medicinal and practical purposes.

This program will take place on the 4th Saturday of April, May, and June from 9:30 to 3:30 at Shotgun Creek Recreation Park. Loose curriculum topics below:

Day 1 (April 24): Basic carving, tree identification, fire by friction, bow stave harvesting
Day 2 (May 22): Bow drill, coal burning, identifying/using plants for tea and food
Day 3 (June 26): Natural cordage, fire skills, natural glue, finish up projects.

How to Prepare

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Nature connection is for everyone. That’s why we are committed to making nature camps accessible for as many families as possible. We are proud to offer need-based scholarships for families who would like to attend our programs. Discounts are available for up to half off the program cost.


Make a difference in our community by sharing your nature connection with kids. Plus you can learn new outdoor skills and games. We have a variety of schedules and commitment levels available, depending on your experience and schedule. Training is provided.