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Summer Native Skills Camp

Taught by Mark Hay with Coast Live Oak staff.

Camp is designed for kids 7-14 years old,
with special sessions for 10-14 year olds.

Each session is limited to just 10 students with 2 teachers, Mark Hay and one assistant teacher.

Cost is $270 per student/per session

We take PayPal payment for Summer Native Skills Camps. You can also pay by cash or check.

To receive registration materials please contact
Mark Hay at mnhay2000@yahoo.com

Sessions are 4 days in length,
9am-3pm Monday-Thursday,
Students are expected to attend each day
of camp to get the most from the experience.
Each day builds on the learning and experiences of the previous days.

We still have spaces in camp sessions in July and August. We have made some changes and
added precautions for covid 19

Contact Mark at mnhay2000@yahoo.com for information on sessions in July and Aug.

In Summer Native Skills Camp, students will be learning to meet our basic needs of shelter, water, fire, and food in simple and practical ways using only stone, bone, and plant materials. Along the way they will be connecting directly with the natural world and learning how our ancient ancestors lived close to the Earth.

Students use natural materials to make shelters and many kinds of tools. We will also play games and explore the natural areas at each camp location. Each camp location offers different challenges and opportunities, and every week of camp is different. Students coming to Native Skills Camp for the first time will make a bow and arrow from natural materials using stone tools (we do not use metal or modern tools in camp). Returning students will have the option of making other tools such as spears, cordage and rope, fish hooks and fishing line, or stone knives, to name a few. Students will be able to take the tools they make home with them at the end of the session.

In these hands-on classes we will practice awareness skills through games and quests, learn native and non-native plants, make tools from natural materials without steel knives or modern tools, and explore our local wilderness areas with reverence and wonder.

Contact Mark for registration information mnhay2000@yahoo.com Registration needs to be completed and received by Coast Live Oak School before the start of each session.

Class happens rain or shine. Class locations subject to change due to weather or access.



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