Practice ancient skills and have wild adventures at Tribal Edge. Over the course of a year students will study topics including the art of finding and producing shelter, water, fire, and food. Each of the 4 Saturday classes will focus on a different topic and study it in depth while forging new friendships and deep connections with the natural world. 

Program Details

Ages

9-13 years old

Dates & Times

Four Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

October 10, 2020

January 9, 2021

April 10, 2021

July 10, 2021

Locations

Tribal Edge in Blyn, WA

Registration

All registrations are processed through our secure online registration site. It is a three step process:

(1) Create a username and password.

(2) Enter student information.

(3) Register for school year programs.

At the time of registration your tuition will be due in full.

For more information view our Registration Policy. 

*2020-2021 Registration Postponed*

Register for Wild Skills

Tuition Assistance

Olympic Nature Experience has tuition assistance available for low-income families. Tuition Assistance applications are due June 30, 2020. You will find the tuition assistance application as a part of the registration process.

FAQS

Safety is our highest priority and we are constantly aware of the environment and all changes that are happening including the children’s abilities and energies as well as the weather and location.

Our instructors are specially trained to recognize forest and nature dangers and prevent unnecessary risks while children play in the forest. We teach children to recognize and asses their own safety levels and ensure that the boundaries around their play are clear and followed. Some inherent risk occurs while children play in the forest, however, we feel that this risk is developmentally appropriate and satisfies children’s need for challenge and growth of their physical and emotional selves.

In the modern world, we have been taught that learning is solely didactic education of a teacher “teaching.” This means that unless a students is being talked to, given an obvious lesson, they will not perceive their own activities as “learning.” In our coyote mentoring model, it’s common for a child to say or think, “I didn’t learn anything.” In reality they are deeply immersed in nature, becoming more knowledgeable about their place, skilled in being part of a community, and deeply connected to one another. Additionally, they are practicing skills that will set them up for a life time of learning: critical thinking, problem solving, perspective taking and observation.

Through self-directed play, children engage with the natural world on their own terms. This helps them create an authentic connection to nature that comes from within oneself. Our skilled teachers keep children safe, and create opportunities that appear spontaneous and random to the students, but are ways to deepen academic concepts such as math, science and literacy skills.

Yes. This is a drop off program, and parents are welcome to stay and observe or volunteer, but you are not required to stay on-site.