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Wolf Pack Tool Kit

Our first season of Wolf Pack class 2020 will be focusing on primitive tool making and usage as a survival necessity in the Age of high tech.

Every reward deserves a good challenge.  The challenge that lays before you: to integrate your ancestral roots with your living body. Simple, right?! 

Diving into the depths of your Primal Mind. Image by Peter Strain

As we swim (or drown) in a world of high tech wizardry, as willing and unwitting guinea pigs, or high end users, it is easy to feel like a cork bobbing in an ocean of gizmos, images and black mirrors.  Where is earth situated at this point?  Where is your body for that matter, in what matrix does it lie?

Wake up Neo, the Matrix has you!

Through the sympathetic magic of primal technology, your ancient hands (look at your hands, the original tools) will be guided to craft a primitive tool kit with stone, bone, antler, shell, wood, plants, and broken glass as your materials.  Forsaken but not forgotten knowledge that you will re-member back into reality by fusing your native human know-how, however dilapidated, with a re-wilding pack of humans who are up to the challenge. 

By the end of the year, if you’re still with us, we will venture together on a ‘surviving with the elements’ campout to hone the skills and tools you gathered throughout the 4 seasons to see how far we can arrive at our far-reaching challenge.  The rewardS are suited to the challenge:  the experience and knowledge gained, and fellowship formed.  And your Wolf Pack tool kit of course.

(Your tool kit may or may not resemble these tool kits, consider these images mind seeds planted in your fertile consciousness…)

$25/class or $200 for the season (introductory prices)

E-transfers can be made to ElementalCollective2020@gmail.com  Percentage of proceeds for enrolment will go to the Save the Shire Fund.

Please dress for weather in whatever gear you feel comfortable in. It is important to work with what suits you. Everyone is at a different level of wildness and knowledge, and we are here to learn from each other, not show off. Tea and fire will be an essential part of Wolf Pack, but bring a lunch and beverage to sustain you in the elements.

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Re-Discovering and practicing the Art and Craft of the Human Animal:  

Wolf Pack and WolfPack Weekends

Sundays and select weekends. Please check calendar for more details

Join us for our Wolf Pack Sundays and Weekends, our Youth and Adult Nature Program, where we will focus on the skills, knowledge and wisdom of rewilding ourselves through a wide variety of teachings.  Elemental Guardians will mentor the Wolf Pack through primitive tool making, tracking, camouflage, hunting skills, archery, fire, warrior training, movement, food processing, and a variety of role-playing games, and missions designed to tap into your inner Wolf 🐺 A team of super-hero mentors will join us throughout the Seasons with the end goal will be a unified Wolf Pack with a shared survival skill set and wild-crafted tool kit.  Drop-in costs are a recommendation of $25/class and differing prices for weekends.  A good percentage of proceeds for enrolment will go to the Save the Shire Fund.  Our class size will be limited to 12…contact Dante at ElementalCollective2020@gmail.com
if you are interested.  

Our first WolfPack Weekend is June 18-20th.

Virtues:  Team Work, Accomplishment, Peace, Connection, Survival Skill Sets, Flow

A hunter-gatherer Wolf Pack camping trip will happen in September…date to be announced.

Payments can be made through ElementalCollective2020@gmail.com

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Elemental Academy First Season

Yay us!  We’ve come sun-round full circle to a full first year at Elemental Academy!  

It’s been a deeply rewarding experience to get to play with an AMAZING group of kids, mentoring with other adults, and growing possibilities for our children to be wild and more soulful than the public school system allows.  This is just the beginning of the expanding revolution of rewilding through direct experience and play that is well under way.  I am happy to be a part of this, and thankful to my family and friends to co-create this vision with me.

Stay tuned for our upcoming Seasons, which will include raft and fort building, habitat restoration, wild obstacle courses, live action role play, archery, hunting, fishing  and gathering skills, camp outs and more!  

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