399 King Rd, Gabriola, BC, V0R 1X1 - Traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw

(250) 797-4758

Nature education for the land and soul

image27

Comox Winter Survival Camp - Fire and Shelter

Join Fianna founders Stephanie and Kes to get immersed in the winter wilds. Over 2-days of adventure we’ll learn about fire-making and shelter-building, as well as a whole heap of games, challenges, stories and songs, bringing Christmas onto the land and the beach.


This camp is about having fun, and will introduce kids to the ancestral skills of friction fire, and natural shelter building. We’ll practice these skills collectively and enter an understanding of what winter survival means for ourselves and the animals, and what it meant to our ancestors in this season. There might even be some old myths exploring Christmas themes. 


At Fianna we focus on nature connection: supporting children to feel curious, engaged, aware, and confident on the land. Our mentorship style follows the 8 Shields tradition, and includes plenty of storytelling, games, songs, special challenges and child-led exploration, deepening our connection with this place, our home. Mack Laing Nature Park will be the site for our forthcoming regular Fianna programming and has amazing habitat and history to explore, including the salmon creek, the First Nations midden site, and the coastal salt marsh of Baybrook park. 


We are accustomed to keeping kids happy and warm all day outside, even in winter, just please prepare them with appropriate gear! We’ll bring the hot chocolate. ;-)

Details and Registration

Where:

Mack Laing Nature Park, Comox


Day and Time:

January 2-3 , 2020 

10am – 3pm


Ages: 

6-12


Cost:

$85


To register:

 Please register through the Comox website: register

Cumberland Winter Survival Camp – Fire and Shelter

Join Fianna founders Stephanie and Kes to get immersed in the winter wilds. Over 2-days of adventure we’ll learn about fire-making and shelter-building, as well as a whole heap of games, challenges, stories and songs, bringing Christmas onto the land.


This camp will introduce kids to the ancestral skills of friction fire, and natural shelter building. We’ll practice these skills collectively and enter an understanding of what winter survival means for ourselves and the animals, and what it meant to our ancestors in this season. There might even be some old myths exploring Christmas themes. 


At Fianna we focus on nature connection: supporting children to feel curious, engaged, aware, and confident on the land. Our mentorship style follows the 8 Shields tradition, and includes plenty of storytelling, games, songs, special challenges and child-led exploration, deepening our connection with this place, our home. Japanese No 1 Town Historic Park is our site for regular Fianna programming and has amazing, diverse habitat to explore together. 


We are accustomed to keeping kids happy and warm all day outside, even in winter, just please prepare them with appropriate gear! We’ll bring the hot chocolate ;-)

Details and Registration

Where:

Japanese No 1 Town Historic Park, Cumberland


Day and Time:

December 30-31  

10am – 3pm


Ages: 

5-12


Cost:

$85


To register:

 Please register through the Cumberland website: register