Tag: Outdoor Skills

Week 1: Relearning the Land

Welcome back, Hawk Circle families! We had a joyous first day at Chautauqua last Monday. We welcomed our wonderful new intern, Melissa. In order to welcome her into the circle, we began our day with an epic snowball fight! The snow was just perfect…

A Song of Fire!

This past week was our last session of Village Day for the entire Fall and Bobcat Clan really stepped up and showed us what they are made of! Our amazing Elder Jane (who drives from SE Denver each week just because she loves your kids…

Week 8: Shelter building

Dear Hawk Circle families, This week at Hawk Circle, we spent the majority of our day building a shelter for Hawk Circle! After a quick game and a round of gratitude, Pinar showed the girls how to build a small one-person shelter. We wanted…

Week Five: Nature Names and Awareness

Dear Hawk Circle Families, Over the years, we have had the pleasure of watching your daughters grow in so many ways! Not only have they grown taller, but their nature connection has deepened so much more than we could have imagined! Today we continued…

Owl Circle Gets to Know Each Other

  Hello beloved Owl Circle families, We had such a blast getting to know each other yesterday at Owl Circle!  We started the day off “running through the forest” in a game called Fire in the Forest.  Then we sat in the sand, basking…

The Mink Clan Boys Brave the Winter

Wow it has been a great past two weeks with Mink Clan! To be honest, I was slightly nervous about the prospect of leading the boys in program through the winter months. But how my fears have been unwarranted! I could not be more…

Tracking With Mink Clan, Bobcats Oh My!

Today we had quite the tracking adventure across the creek to an area of the land we have never visited before. Recently with the snow, following animal prints is so easy but without the white fluffy stuff I thought showing the boys the more…

Week 4: Sacred Plum Harvest

To teach the tradition and practice of the sacred harvest, we gathered wild plums and apples on this day. The sacred harvest is a method of harvest where the harvester first asks permission of the plant for their fruits. They can do this silently…

Week 3: Connecting With Each Other, Nature, and Ourselves

      We started off with a fun game of Coyote and Hare today, which mimics the natural interactions between these two local animals. The girls ran around for a while until we joined in a circle for Thanksgiving, song and snack. We…

Fall Harvest with Robin Circle

Our second week with Robin’s Circle held many adventures and constant play. Starting out with a game of Run Rabbit Run, we let loose of a little excess energy as we chased each other about the grassy field. Once we were tuckered out, we…