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Native Skills Day Camp, Winter Break

November 9, 2010
A bow drill firemaking tool, hand made using branches of an abundant local bush called mulefat (baccharis glutinosa).  The skills used to make a bow drill are also used to make many other tools. Native Skills.  Indigenous Wilderness Survival Skills. Coast Live Oak School

A bow drill firemaking tool, one of the tools we use to make fire at Native Skills Camp

Hello Friends,

This winter break I will be teaching two sessions of Native Skills Day Camp at Corona Del Mar beach.

Class happens rain or shine…   in addition to building shelters from natural and found materials, we will put up a large tipi on rain days to keep dry.   The kids will help put up and take down the tipi, a great learning experience!

We will be cooking over fire most every day of camp.

In addition to learning how to meet our most basic needs without using modern tools, students in this this winter session will:

  • Learn some coastal survival skills, like using sand for shelter building and finding water along the coast
  • Smoke fish and cook seafood and other foods directly over open coals without using pots and pans
  • Use fire for warmth, toolmaking, and cooking

Native Skills Winter Day Camp at Corona Del Mar Beach

Session 1: Dec 20-24, 2010, Corona Del Mar State Beach, 10am-3pm, M-F

Session 2: Dec 27-31, 2010, Corona Del Mar State Beach, 10am-3pm, M-F

Coast Live Oak Native Skills Camps are designed for children ages 7-14.

10 students with 2 instructors

Parents are welcome to come to class and see what we do!

http://coastliveoak.com/classes_programs/native_skills_camps/nativeCamp_home.html

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