We are blessed to live in a part of the world that has an abundance of individuals and communities dedicated to both innovative and ancient practices which steer our society toward a more harmonious relationship with the natural world. In year two we expand our awareness to include the culture of our family, friends, and neighbors, including those who grow our food and are teaching us how to cultivate a resilient and compassionate local economy. We will find inspiration in the stories and practices of the stewards of local biodynamic farms, permaculture education centers, cottage industries, homesteads, and intentional communities. During our visits, we will engage our bodies, dirty our hands and sharpen our minds as we help with natural building, food production, and tending the surrounding plant and animal communities. We will also engage in practices that support the holistic health of these communities, including compassionate communication practices, song circles, meal preparation, and interactive theater, sharing our own creative genius to inspire greater awareness and understanding throughout our community.
Commitment: Far more than another extracurricular activity, Coming-of-Age Mentorship and Rites-of-Passage are a crucial missing link in our society. A serious commitment and prioritization on behalf of everyone involved is necessary for the highest integrity of this journey.
Please send your completed Year Two Questionnaire, signed Agreements, and a 25% deposit (send check by mail) to Nature’s Mystery P.O. box 741 Cottage Grove, OR, 97424.
Program Cost and details
In order to provide the richest possible experience for all participants, year two questionnaire is required.
Program Cost is $1270 for the second year, which includes eight nature excursions, eight wisdom council gatherings, a five-day camp with two overnights, as well as private interviews, phone consultations, and individual training plans. (Additional transportation and supply fees may apply.)
Full payment is due by Monday, September 4th 2017, unless special arrangements have been made.
**Our scholarship program is designed to provide greater access to nature education for those in need. You can fill out a form online for all forms of financial assistance, including sibling discounts, payment plans, etc. If you are able, please consider donating toward providing financial assistance to families who would otherwise be unable to attend and creating more nature immersion opportunities for the children of our community!
*Tenders of the Inner Tide is a female gender specific coming-of-age journey. While we recognize and honor those of all gender identities we are not currently staffed to meet the needs of all individuals. We hope to be able to in the near future.
Please call 541.521.8658 for more information.