The Rediscovery International Foundation is offering a unique training program at its new Soaring Spirits Camp located on the legendary Skeena River. Surrounded by majestic mountains towering to nearly 3,000 meters, and with five million wild salmon swimming past its shores, eagles soaring overhead and white ‘Spirit Bears’ grazing in nearby meadows - this is a setting that will surely inspire.

The 11-day training package has four goals: 1) to teach camp skills necessary to running healthy and safe wilderness adventure camps, 2) to offer hands-on instruction in sustainable living through organic gardening, composting, and wind/solar renewable energy technologies, 3) to teach natural history interpretation techniques in a wide range of settings for camp naturalists and the growing ecotourism industry, and 4) to offer immersion educational experiences in four distinct First Nation cultures – the Wet’suwet’en, Gitksan, Nisga’a and Tsimshian.

Soaring Spirits’ facilities are as inspired as the location. Large canvas wall tents with beautiful Northwest Coast house frontal designs, serve as camp accommodation. A beautiful post-and-beam dining hall, overlooking Frog Mountain, will be the warm and cozy site for wonderful meals featuring wild salmon, berries, mushrooms and endless bounty from the camp’s large organic garden. A Council Fire site will become the gathering place for wonderful evenings around the ceremonial fire where native Elders and Chiefs will share legends and time-honored teachings from the land.

This 11-day training program is perfect for community leaders wanting to start-up a camp, and Rediscovery camp staff looking to expand their horizons and hone their skills. But it is open to everyone – teachers, students, youth workers, scout leaders … anyone with a love of the outdoors, an interest in human and natural history and need to rediscover that place that says you’re truly alive!

For more detail information on this wonderful training program, you can download the full itinerary [here] and registration form [here]

The training program takes place from August 18th to 28th, 2013.

Cost: Cad$1,700 (Smithers - Smithers, B.C.)

For more information, contact Thom Henley at the following email:

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