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.
Program Cost and details
Cost is $1130 for the first year; $1270 for year two and $1380 for year three. (Transportation and supply fees may apply.)
**Our scholarships are designed to provide greater access to nature education for those in need. We do not turn away any family based on financial limitations alone. You can fill out a form online, or give us a call to discuss your situation.
Community Support Mentorship
Nature’s Mystery Awareness School is a community supported non-profit endeavor. We invest 100% of our time, energy, and financial resources in our mission. “To cultivate a peaceful, socially just, and ecologically regenerative future in the hearts and minds of today’s youth.” Please consider supporting us through a tax-deductible contribution to our scholarship fund and/or outreach efforts.
Please call 541.521.8658 for more information.