Fortcross would like to invite you to a special overnight event!
Overnight Family Adventure: Stone Age Skills and more!
October 12-13, 2013
10am Saturday - 3pm Sunday
Location: Fort Cross
Join Stone Age skills expert Chris Morasky at Fort Cross! We will make fires by rubbing sticks together, learn edible and medicinal plants, move silently, feel the natural rhythm of the land, and discover indigenous wisdom as we "seek what they sought." All classes are taught with love, compassion, non-violent communication (NVC) methods, and the inherent principles of living a life in Harmony with the Earth.
This program offers children the opportunity to have fun learning the skills of our ancestors from someone who's lived the Old Ways. It's a beautiful way to bring balance to their technology-driven lives, understand the difference between their needs and wants, and gain the self-confidence that comes from meeting those needs directly.
Here is a partial list of experiences children will have over the course of the class:
-Sensory awareness, expanded vision
-Silent walking and stalking
-Tracking and reading animal sign
-Safe use of knives and carving
-Edible and medicinal plants
-Fire making with flint and steel, bow drill and hand drill
-Preparing char cloth
-Types of fires for warmth, signaling, cooking and the making of tools
-Using fire to shape and bend wood; straightening hand drill shafts and making coal-burned spoons/cups
-Making rope/string from plants for fishing line, nets, snares, etc.
-Outdoors cooking methods and wild teas
-Native and nature immersion games
-Traditional and modern stories
We'll also pick some delicious apples from the orchard and make apple juice!
And of course, what would an overnight campout be without a campfire program? Stories and songs and maybe even a bit of dancing around the fire will round out Saturday evening.
About the instructor: Chris Morasky is the director of Ancient Pathways of SoCal and has been teaching Stone Age skills and nature connection for 28 years. He is regarded as one of the top experts in North America. Chris has lived most of his adult life in the wilderness and small communities of British Columbia, Idaho and Utah, and has only recently come to S. California. Spending time with Chris is a rare and unique opportunity to learn about living in harmony with the land from someone who has truly lived that way.
Here are some testimonials from Chris' students and parents:
"It was awesome, transformative. Valuable skills and great wisdom was shared. Chris is an excellent teacher and friend...talks with care and walks his talk, gives gems of guidance and helps us realize our inner guidance, expresses with heart and humor. Our whole group was shining. So much fun!" ~ Alicia Baird
"Purely awesome!!! Chris no doubt is a
national living treasure as he is totally self sustainable in
the wilderness. I have not known any person with such
broad outdoor knowledge and skills." ~ Janice Allen
"My kids said this was the best class they
ever had! I had a blast and learned a lot right along
with them! Chris is a very gifted and knowledgeable teacher
for all ages." ~ Aisha Alamud
"Chris Morasky is an extremely skilled leader. He really
knows how to bring out the best in everyone, regardless of their prior skill levels. He brings a great mix of story, humor, and authenticity to his instruction. I was so pleased to
see how our community came to be over the six days we were together. I saw each of us support each other, and give to the group, and we quickly became one organism with lots of independently operating systems that supported it. We
created health, beauty, safety, joy, laughter…. And we helped each other to grow, to rise, so that each of us was stronger… which made the whole of us stronger….
Really beautiful." ~ Roth Herrlinger
Cost: $65 for children age 6 and up, free for younger children. $61 for adults. Cost includes Saturday night supper and all workshop materials and instruction. Participants are responsible for other meals (we'll cook together to provide for everyone in a fun way that brings us together) and sleeping gear (contact us if you need a tent).
Special discount offer!!
Purchase your admission before October 1, 2013 and receive 10% off!