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Sun, Apr 24


Na'au Nature Camp

Private Event~Father/Son Survival Workshop Series

Join us for this 5 part workshop series focused on father/son bonding through wilderness survival skills.

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Private Event~Father/Son Survival Workshop Series
Private Event~Father/Son Survival Workshop Series

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM HST

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


About the event

During this series, cohorts of fathers and sons will take to the wild to learn essential aspects of wilderness survival, deepen connections and intimacy with each other, and develop a profound sense of self belonging in the world. From mauka (mountain) to makai (sea) all workshops in the series operate in the beautiful and wild Kona district on the west side of Hawai’i Island. The practices of the Core Routine of Deep Nature Connection will guide us on this adventure to explore the vast landscapes of our outer and inner worlds!

Workshop 1 - Food Harvesting and Firemaking, Sunday April 24: 

In this first workshop, fathers and sons will learn the basics of Deep Nature Connection. Learn to identify edible plant species of West Hawai’i, and best practices for wild harvesting. Participants will also awaken their inner fire keeper by learning the basic firemaking skills in a wilderness setting. ~ Full Day Workshop

Workshop 2 - Water Collection and Purification, Sunday May 22: 

As is said, “Water is Life”. In this workshop participants will learn how to locate fresh water and the skills involved for water purification. ~ Half Day Workshop

Workshop 3 - Shelter Building, Date~TBA: 

In this workshop father and son pairs will learn different techniques and designs for constructing debris shelters. After which, participants are invited to put their skills to the test by building a shelter that they spend the night in. Learn the skills to be at home wherever you are! ~ Overnight Workshop

Workshop 4 - Air, Breathwork and Apnea Training, Date~TBA: 

Here participants will take a deep dive into the world of breathwork and apnea training. After learning skills on how the breath affects our physiology, fathers and sons will head to the ocean for a spearfishing adventure. A cook out of our day's catch will follow! ~ Full Day Workshop

Workshop 5 - Rite Of Passage, Date~TBA: 

Since ancient times, all cultures have recognized the need for rites of passage. Knowing ourselves, what we are capable of, and what we can offer the world is probably the most important survival skill of all.  Here fathers and sons will be guided on an experience to increase intimacy and belonging with themselves, each other and all of life on the planet. ~ Overnight Workshop


Half Day = $80/person

Full day = $150/person

Overnight = $200/person

Series total: $780 per person / $1560 per Father & Son pair (Food is not included)

Our Experienced Mentoring Team are:

  • Are well known and respected Mentors in our community with over 20 years of experience working with children
  • Trained and certified in widely-respected outdoor educational philosophies

Additional Information:

  • We need a minimum of 6 participants registered to run this program.
  • Food is not included. Please bring a hearty lunch and/or dinner with lots of snacks & water.
  • Scholarships are available, please contact us for more information.

Limited spaces are available. Sibling discount and "Refer a Friend" specials available. Please note that you can only qualify for one discount 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, edible foods, learning how to make a 5 minute fire, climbing trees, knife safety, 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



  • Father/Son Ticket 15% discount

    When you sign up for the complete Father/Son Survival Workshop Series, you will receive a 15% discount

    Tax: +$59.40 Sales Tax
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