All our ancestors had one thing in common: a deep and intimate knowledge of their place. They understood the language of the forest, listened to what the seasons dictated, and responded accordingly, learning how to live in balance with everything around them. The Nature Place Day Camp’s Primitive Living Skills is an immersive, hands-on (and hands-in—the fire pit, the dirt, the stream) weekend program, designed to build a foundation in these ancestral skills, perfect for beginners as well as those looking to grow their knowledge and abilities.
Dates & Pricing
The following dates reflect our Fall/Winter program schedule for 2018/2019. Spring 2019 session dates will be announced in December.
The topics listed below are meant to give a general idea as to what will take place in a given session. Topics are subject to change due to weather. For those with familiarity/past experience with a topic, please note that Joe will cater the session to your skill level.
When enrolling for a single session, please register by the Wednesday prior to the session date.
Joe Blevis has been immersed in the world of primitive skills for years, honing his craft through his studies at Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School in Waretown, NJ. Joe’s mission is to share his knowledge of these ancestral skills, and help folks of all ages reconnect to nature and to their instincts and intuition. He has worked with the local organization Children of the Earth Foundation, Twin Eagles Wilderness School in Idaho, the Whidbey Institute in Washington, and independently with local communities including homeschool groups and adults.
In summer 2017, Joe joined The Nature Place Day Camp staff as our Outdoor Skills activity leader, and as a camping trip leader. When not leading workshops, Joe can often be found roaming the woods with his sidekick, Cyra, a big fluffy dog. Joe is a Wilderness First Responder and CPR certified.
For more information on our Primitive Living Skills program, contact us.