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We are home to the Wilderness Guide, Guardian Training, and Wild Moon Immersion Programs, the only wilderness living experiences of their kind. They were created because the modern way of life has isolated us from the Earth, each other, and our intrinsic selves. This has left many of us with a profound emptiness--confused and frustrated by our deep unmet yearnings for self-knowing and relevant relationship. Our mission is to facilitate the connection to self, and to the Earth. Learning bush crafts and hunting-foraging skills is an important part of the process, yet it is not enough... (Read more)

Wilderness Canoe Immersion 2015 Join Abel Bean for a weeklong canoe adventure through the headwaters of Wisconsin. Learn basic and advanced paddling techniques to move silently through the water as you travel in a pack with your campmates. Also covered in the course are the skills of fire by friction, scouting campsites and setting up cordless tarp shelters, primitive cooking, navigation, and weather prediction. As always, deeper relationship with oneself and others - including the natural world - will be explored through dream sharing, tracking, and truthspeaking.

Guardian Intensive Training 2015 We just finished running this training, which combines an online course and living with a group in the wilderness. To read about the ongoing Guardian Trainings check out the Guardian Chronicles.

Family Wilderness Guide Program 2016 The theme of the 2016-17 Wilderness Guide Program is family. Parents with children, along with childless couples and single people who want to learn the clan living and parenting skills of hunter-gatherers are invited to attend. You will live as a clan, experiencing firsthand how untold generations of children were raised—and still are being raised in a few isolated areas.Click here for a full description of the program, or go to the Family Yearlong Blog to see what was going on at our last Family Wilderness Guide Program in 2012-2013.

Guardian Training 2016 As part of the Family Wilderness Guide Program there will be a a traditional Guardian camp a short distance from the main hearth. From there, they will engage in an intense training program of exercises, scouting, and performing missions in the service of the family clan. Read More.

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Guardian-Warrior Training Guardian-Warrior Training

Training to serve the circle of life requires developing all of our facets, finding what challenges us, and questioning our limits. The training itself is multi-faceted; it includes a wilderness immersion component as well as an on-line course, which integrates guardian awareness into everyday life.

Wild Moon Immersion Wild Moon Immersion

Be an honored guest at an old way encampment, similar to the scouting camps of our ancestors. Learn by observation and imitation, living with graduates of the Wilderness Guide Program, with excursions, craftwork, and hunting-foraging constantly going on.

Wilderness Guide Program Wilderness Guide Program

Experiential learning is the cornerstone of this 11-month wilderness immersion experience. Live day-to-day in a native- modeled encampment, learning and practicing the essential qualitative skills of communication and cooperation, along with all the skills needed to build, maintain, and live in a North Woods native camp.

Nadmadewining Community Nadmadewining Community

Our multi-faceted administrative campus and intentional healing community is called Nadmadewining, Ojibwe for Support Camp. School staff integrate the skills, customs, and awarenesses of native lifeway in our hybrid life that incorporates modern communication technology. Home to our budding children's culture.