North Star Program

This bi-monthly program offers adults a chance develop and hone their wilderness living skills. Instruction will be tailored around participants’ experience, abilities and interests.

If it is getting comfortable with starting a basic match fire, carving skills, setting up tarps and shelters, or if it is crafting a friction fire kit that you can use gracefully, or developing confidence in the art of safely gathering sufficient calories from the wilderness – this program is for you.

If you are new to camping and
living outdoors, this program is
designed to be a welcoming
initiation into these skill sets.

The program will end with a two-
night immersion experience in a
nearby wilderness area where we
will put our skills to the test

Some of the topics covered:

  • Fire:
    • structures, types of fire, friction fire
  • Shelters, tarps, knot skills
  • Wild plants:
    • Edible & medicinal plants
  • Intro to wilderness first aid
  • Sensory awareness skills
  • Traditional survival tools
  • The art of staying warm in any weather
  • Teamwork!
  • …And much more

Get ready to get your hands dirty! We want this to be a precious and unforgettable experience. Having routine time to “skill it up” with others can really root these skills and connections deeply in all of us.

Schedule & Location:
2 sessions per month in Kahnawake, from 10am to 4pm
The 2nd session of the month will be open to the public and dedicated to a specific topic.

Here’s the detailed schedule:

  • March 7th
  • March 21st
    • Fire Workshop
    • Open to the public
  • April 4th
  • April 18th
    • Shelter Workshop
    • Open to the public
  • May 2nd
  • May 16th
    • Edible Plants Workshop
    • Open to the public
  • From June 5th at 5pm until June 7th at 2pm
    • Weekend camp out
    • Location to be determined

$450 + tax
If you need financial assistance, click here.

We will send a welcome email with all the information 1 week before the program starts.
We will also send you a link to organize carpooling.

Click here to register!