Latest News, Stories + Activities
Join us here for stories from the forest, our latest news and periodic videos, and activities you can do at home.
A Day of Making Our Own Sunshine
The fisher and cardinal flocks got a very special surprise on this gloomy, rainy, day!
Maple Tapping Fun
The conditions have been perfect for maple tapping!
An Important Summer 2023 Announcement!
May we have your attention please! We have some big news to share with you…
Now Hiring for Summer 2023
Positions for summer 2023 are now listed more jobs and upcoming internships will be posted soon.
A Snapshot of Fall Homeschool
Sit spots, crafting with grapevine, firewood collection…just a quick glimpse into the woods with our Homeschool flocks this Fall.
A Brand New Book from Dave Hall
Our very own Dave Hall’s new book “The Naturalist’s Companion; A Field Guide to Observing and Understanding Wildlife was released this week!
Week Ten time to Celebrate
It’s our final week of summer camp 2022. This week was all about celebrations and every camp had their own interpretation of this. Join us un the woods during the school year for break days, camps, and more!
Week Nine was full of Magic
It was week nine in the woods and creativity was at its peak. Raven camp started this week and Hilary and JJ organized a camp full of creativity culminating in a play for the whole camp. The Forest Explorers had a wedding, Forest Archers were creeping around the woods
Week 8 is Crafty!
Week eight was about crafting and Growing Wild started the week by painting faces and playing on the climbing hill.
Week 7 is all About the Senses
Yellow Warblers, Purple Finches and Forest Village visited Fall Creek on Thursday. Campers were asked to notice when they heard a bird and what the cool water felt like on their skin…
A Mammal-Themed Week Six!
This week the campers enjoyed the forest through the celebration of mammals, games, and cooking.
Campers Traveled Far and Wide for Week 5
Week 5 was an exciting week because all of the camps were at different locations.
Tools of Mentoring
Here are some of the tools of mentoring we use when working with young people. You can use them too.
Flaming Bundle Challenge
Fire is a wonderful teacher. This is an activity we often do, even with first-time groups. As you read this activity, identify the core routines participants would be using. What mentoring tools could you use?
Fall Recipes from the Archive
This post originally appeared on the discontinued Primitive Pursuits online ‘Wilderness Mentoring Guild’ on October 23rd, 2007.
Check out this video from Sophia about how to harvest dandelions and turn them into delicious and nutritious muffins!
Here’s another fun and informative video from Sophia on harvesting violets and turning them into vinegar, infused honey, and violet sugar! Tune in to learn how.