Join us for our seventh annual Bushskills Rendezvous!
Primitive Survival Skills: The basics of tropical living - fire, shelter, water, fibers
Day 1: Thursday, March 7
Instructors: Snow Bear, Chris Maness, Nate Olive, Shelli Brin
Herbs and Trees: Medicines, herbalism, crafts, and food
Day 2: Friday, March 8
Instructors: Tony the Palm Weaver, Snow Bear, Nate Olive, Veronica Gordon
Hunting and Gathering: Hunting tools, ethical hunting and fishing, gathering from wild plants and cultivated plants
***Featuring afternoon gut hike to beach, bonfire and pizza!***
Day 3: Saturday, March 9
Instructors: Tony the Palm Weaver, Snow Bear, Nate Olive, & Friends
Food Day: How to grow and prepare an all-natural island feast - an all-day bush cook out!!
***Featuring live performance from Atlanta-based rock band Waller***
Day 4: Sunday, March 10
Instructors: Chef Angletta Pascal, Snow Bear, Nate Olive, & Special Guest Chefs
Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. each morning, with a lunch sign-in also available for participants who want to take afternoon sessions only.
We gather in the outdoor classroom for a group circle at 9:00 a.m.
Morning classes begin at 9:30!
Then we break for lunch and resume classes in the afternoon.
Learn these skills and more . . .
- Stone Tools, Flint-knapping
- Shell craft
- Primitive pottery
- Tree Fibers and Food
- Fire by Friction
- Jumbies, Roots, and Ancestral Songlines
- Forest Foraging
- Spears & Nets for Fishing
- Hide Tanning Demonstration
- Herbal Healing
- Calabash Craft
- Wild Edible Plants
- Indigenous root crop planting and other ancient agriculture techniques
- Primitive Cookery
- Primitive Shelter building
Full program package (includes camping, 8 classes, and 3 meals per day, for all four days): $225
Daily rate (year-round VI residents): $45 per day, lunch is included
Fun and learning for all ages! Come one day or all.
Camping and cabanas still available. Contact us to arrange your space.
See you soon!