Advancing our Skills – Weekend Immersion (Overnight)


Interested in Advancing our Skills – Weekend Immersion (Overnight)?

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Our financial aid philosophy is take what you need and give what you can. We recognize that there are economic hardships, and we want to be accessible to all, so we ask that you pay whatever it is that you can.

The more you can pay, the more children we are able to extend aid to. Before you request financial aid we ask families to consider if there are family members or friends who might help provide a scholarship to your family for this program.

While nobody has ever been turned away for lack of funds, our ability to accommodate financial aid requests rests on the strength of our program enrollment and the generosity of the individuals, businesses and foundations that partner with Wild Earth to make financial aid possible.

We're in this together! Many of us are stretching ourselves to make sure that cost doesn't get in the way of anyone playing, exploring and learning in nature.

How to ask for aid–

Requests for financial aid are processed alongside your registration. This enables you to reserve a space in the program while our team is reviewing aid requests. Register now and reserve your space in Advancing our Skills – Weekend Immersion (Overnight) today.


Payment Plan Details:

Deposit of $150 due with registration. Remaining balance can be split into 4 monthly payments of $35.

Date:

Friday, April 24, 2020 – Sunday, April 26, 2020

Time:

Friday, 5:30pm – Sunday, 3:30pm

Location:

Wild Earth Land – 175 Rock Haven Road, Kerhonkson, NY

Cost:

$290, plus weekend food assignment

Instructor:

Neill Boivard from WolfTree Programs (Massachusetts)

Additional Questions?

Drop us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to answer your questions.
hello@wildearth.org
(845) 256-9830

Advancing our Skills – Weekend Immersion (Overnight)

Join Neill Boivard and fellow nature connection staff for a weekend on Wild Earth’s new home at Rock Haven!

We will build and develop skilled relationships with the land and one another.

This shared experience will give us greater surface area to teach, learn, and facilitate connective experiences in our work.

We will be diving in, with plenty of space to get some dirt time, sink into timelessness in a village setting, and develop our ability to craft a wander experience by learning to see what the land has to teach.

There will be plenty of space for group sharing as well as solo time.

Come learn new skills to contribute to your existing bundles.

We will cover basic to advanced skills.

Skills include:

  • Fire-making
  • Naturalist Studies
  • Fibers
  • Knife work
  • Stone tools
  • Wood-working
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Traps
  • And more..

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Neill BovairdAbout Neill Bovaird

Neill Bovaird has been practicing and teaching wilderness skills since 1998. He has a B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation from UMass Amherst and holds a Track and Sign Level III certification through the CyberTracker Conservation. Neill has been a facilitator at Art of Mentoring since 2001 and has studied with Jon Young, Mark Elbroch, Errett Callahan, and Steve Watts.

In addition to being the founder and director of Wolf Tree Programs LLC, Neill has taught wilderness skills at countless private and public schools, nature centers, museums, conferences, elder hostels and camps. He has been a passionate hunter and gatherer for over ten years and is dedicated to sharing how to approach hunting and gathering in a respectful way, helping people connect more deeply to themselves, nature and their communities.