Coldwater Scouts Youth Camp: Session One
Coldwater Scouts Youth Camps offer ancient skills and natural history to youth age 11-15. At the camps, students participate in a wide variety of skills building activities and develop a relationship with nature through action. We explore the sea through sailing, fishing and crabbing and become acquainted with the forest through archery, nature observation and stalking wild foods. Focusing on vital themes of food, shelter, transportation, tools, fire, water, and communication, Coldwater Scouts come to inhabit the wild Bay Area as a comfortable home. Activities include: small boat handling, archery, marine and woodland ecology exploration, fishing, crabbing, seaweed harvesting, fire starting, wool felting, mapping, navigation, gardening, water purification, bike repair and wild plant foraging. By the end of the camp each Scout will have assembled their own wilderness tool kit contained in a handmade felted wool pouch, with tinder box and flint, compass, cordage, and trail food. Their safety and skill with tools such as knife and bow and arrow set will be certified by qualified instructors.
Instructors: Katharine Jolda & Jared Aldrich plus guest instructors.
Location: Canyon (Oakland hills), SF Hyde St. Pier, plus camp-out at Kirby Cove (session 2 only).
The one week camp will offer a survey of forest and marine skills. The two week camp will be an in-depth exploration of each in preparation for a 3 day camp-out finale at the Kirby Cove, on the North side of the Golden Gate. Email us (via website) to be sent a full digital brochure or contact the instructors by phone with your questions Jared: (510) 499-1498.
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