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Sun, Aug 21


Na'au Forest Camp

Survival Skills & Ancestral Wisdom Workshop

We 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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Survival Skills & Ancestral Wisdom Workshop
Survival Skills & Ancestral Wisdom Workshop

Time & Location

Aug 21, 2022, 4:04 PM – 5:04 PM

Na'au Forest Camp , Kailua-Kona, HI, USA


About the event


Over the last two years, I focused on remembering my ancestral wisdom, on getting lots of "dirt time," and honing my survival skills because my na'au told me that this mana'o (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 participant's sensory awareness through fun and exciting awareness games.  Additionally, we will be focusing on what our ancestors were doing this time of year. We will discuss traditional activities, such as harvesting & drying seasonal la'au (plants), 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
  • 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 contact us for more information.
  • Note that due to uncertain times our nature program is subject to change or maybe postponed last minute. Mahalo for understanding.

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



  • Half Day~1 Adult

    This ticket is a special for Father’s Day, it works out to be an additional $20 off

    Tax: +$2.70 GE Tax
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