For boys ages: 10-13

A unique chance to deepen your skills with some of our most experienced instructors.

This fall we truly tend the fire as we focus on skills that build our competency in the wilderness. The skills learned at each camp out build upon each other and are ideally experienced as a series, but are available by camp as well. We start with increasing our competency with knives from knife safety to carving techniques. We then focus on fire by friction with the goal of everyone having a good chance to make a coal and knowing how to build a kit. We then bring these skills together by building a fire by friction and using our knives to create a burn spoon over the fire. Of course we also leave time for some awesome scout games, star gazing and stories around the fire.

We welcome Ramsey Demeter from fellow wilderness school 4EEE (in grass valley) to be our highly experienced guide for these camp outs. Ramsey will share his many years of experience in wilderness skills with the boys, with the help of familiar Vilda staff.

Hear about the program from Ramsey himself:


Instructors: Ramsey Demeter

Ages: 10-13 year old boys

Dates: Sep 23-24, Oct 21-22, Nov 11-12

Tuition: $300 per camp
Scholarships are available. 

Discount: Register for all 3 camps and receive a $150 discount. Apply code FIREKEEPERS3 (case sensitive) during checkout to receive discount. Code can only be used once.

Locations: TBA Marin County & Tara Firma Farms, Petaluma


CAMP Schedule

  • September 23-24
    (Saturday 10am to Sunday 2pm)

    Theme: Knife safety and wilderness carving techniques

  • October 21-22
    (Saturday 10am to Sunday 2pm) 
    Theme: Fire by Friction

  • November 11-12
    (Saturday 10am to Sunday 2pm)

    Theme: Burn spoons and fire tending @ Tara Firma Farms