For boys ages: 10-13

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

We truly tend the fire as we focus on skills that build our competency in the wilderness. These weekend trips aimed at deepening connection with the land and each other. Exploring a variety of California ecosystems, the flora & fauna and ecology will be our teachers. We take our tracking and naturalist skills to new habitats developing self-awareness and self-confidence. 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. Of course we also leave time for some awesome scout games, star gazing and stories around the fire.

In addition to our core curriculum, these camps may include a focus on:

  • Wild Edible & Medical Plant ID & Use

  • Kayak Camping on Tomales Bay

  • Solo Time & Opportunity for Artistic Expression

  • Peacemaker Principles

  • Non-Violent Communication

  • Way of Council

  • Scout Games & Practices

  • Nature Awareness Skills

  • Animal Tracking & Bird Language

  • Fire by Friction & Fire Tending

  • Orienteerings with Map & Compass

  • Aid-less Navigation & "Lost-Proofing"

  • Backpacking Skills: Tarp Use, Knots, Backcountry Cooking

  • Wilderness Safety & "Leave No Trace" Ethics


Ages: 10-13 year old boys
(We welcome any 10-13 year olds who identify as boys)



March Camping at China Camp
11am, Sat, March 30 - 11am, Sun, March 31

Instructors: Spencer Nielsen

Session Focus: On this overnight, we'll refine our skills with fire-making and tending, making our own kit, and learning the art of preparing tinder, kindling, and various fire shapes.

We'll scout the land for plants useful for fire as well as edible and medicinals that we can cook and make tea with over the fire.  Awareness games getting us into our bodies and into the forest will balance focused fire time. 

Location: China Camp, San Rafael

Tuition Rates:
Rate A: $300
Rate B: $260
Rate C: $220

Please read an explanation of our pricing tiers before you submit your registration. Scholarships are available.