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Fri, Dec 30


Na'au Nature Camp

Mother/Son Outdoor Survival Skills and Ancestral Wisdom Workshop (Sons~Ages 4-12)

We will be connecting the participants to naturWe will be connecting the participants to nature with fun exploration and inspiring bushcraft and ancestral survival skills. While we will be cultivating a strong knowledge of place and teaching ways to be more resilient. NATURE| CULTURE| RESILIENCE|JOY

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Mother/Son Outdoor Survival Skills and Ancestral Wisdom Workshop (Sons~Ages 4-12)
Mother/Son Outdoor Survival Skills and Ancestral Wisdom Workshop (Sons~Ages 4-12)

Time & Location

Dec 30, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Na'au Nature Camp, Kaloko Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA


About the event


Over the last two years, I focused on remembering my ancestral wisdom, getting lots of "dirt time," and honing my survival skills because my na'au told me that this ʻike (knowledge) would be needed during these challenging times. During our workshop, we will be teaching the fundamentals of outdoor survival skills: how to build a shelter, make a fire, forage for food, medicine, and water, and we can't forget one of the most essential survival skill, awareness! 

We will awaken the participant's sensory awareness through fun and exciting awareness games. We will also focus on what our ancestors were doing this time of year. We will discuss traditional activities, such as harvesting & drying seasonal la'au (plants), making plant medicine (wildcrafted balms and/or salves), observing the moon phases, and storytelling.  

Our Experienced Mentoring Team are:

  • Are well known and respected Mentors in our community with over 20 years of experience working with children
  • We have trained and certified in widely-respected outdoor educational philosophies: Coyote Mentoring, the Art of Mentoring, Eco-Arts, and Sharing Nature with Children.

Additional Information:

  • We need a minimum of 4 participants registered to run this program.  
  • Food is not included. Please bring a hearty lunch and lots of snacks & water.
  • Scholarships are available. Please get in touch with us for more information.

Limited spaces are available. Sibling discounts and "Refer a Friend" specials are available. Please note that you can only qualify for one deal at a time. We look forward to connecting with you and your ohana! Mahalo!

"I can't say enough great things about our 'Journey into the Na'au'. My kids and I learned so much. Each day we began by asking the forest for permission to enter, and it was amazing how our ears and eyes opened up to seeing and hearing things that we hadn't noticed before. From identifying local medicinal plants and herbs, and edible foods, learning how to make a 5-minute fire, climbing trees, knife safety, and shelter building, Mariah was able to cater the camp to exactly what our family was interested in. Mariah has a deep knowledge of nature skills intertwined with the Hawaiian culture and it made for a beautiful and memorable experience that we won't forget. Thanks so much Mariah!!" - Beth Winder



  • Early Bird~Mother/Son

    It is an introductory offer for two participants. A mother/son early bird ticket for only $90 for the first 5 participants (our half-day workshop ticket is usually $80 per person).

    Tax: +$4.05 GE Tax
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