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Wild Sounds of the Northwoods
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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 2016
Session One: August 12th - August 21st
Session Two: September 16th - September 25th

Join Abel Bean on an 8-day canoeing adventure through the Headwaters Wilderness of northern Wisconsin, located in the pristine Chequamegon-Nicolet Forest. The Canoe Immersion utilizes a minimalist approach to living in the wilderness with nothing but the bare essentials. In just 8 days, you'll learn:...

Women's Moon Lodge Immersion Sep 9th - 12th 2016
This 4 day wilderness immersion will offer a special time for women to gather as we rebuild a women's moon lodge built from grass, bark and other natural materials. Read more...

Wilderness Guide Program 2017
May 1st, 2017 - March 31st, 2018
In this 11-month wilderness immersion experience, participants 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 primitive camp. This year’s program will integrate the themes of natural childrearing and Guardian training. Click here for a full description of the program. To read stories from past Wilderness Guide Programs or Guardian Trainings check out the Wilderness Life Chronicles or to see what was going on at our last Family Wilderness Guide Program in 2012-2013 check out the Family Yearlong Blog .

Guardian At-Home Training 2017
January 20th – April 4th, 2017
The emphasis of this training is to improve awareness, balance, and sensory awareness. In addition, we'll learn how to break free from long-established patterns that limit our abilities and color our perceptions of self, others, and the greater community. Through a series of daily exercises that fit seamlessly into our regular routines, we’ll be challenged to embrace our fears and learn to sidestep our egos. We will then be able to function from our deeper mind and reconnect with what it is to be fully human. Requirements: Daily internet access 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.