Wed, 22 Sept|
Wyong Shire Council
Wild Beings Ancestral Skills Gathering
Join us for a 3 night camp out In the bush learning a bunch of ancestral skills and fireside fun!
Time & Location
22 Sept 2021, 3:00 pm – 25 Sept 2021, 1:00 pm
Wyong Shire Council, Ourimbah Creek, New South Wales, Australia
About the Event
Welcome back for another jam packed Ancestral Skills Family Gathering!
Join us in the September school holidays as we delve into skills and ways of being that our Ancestors have practiced for 99% of human history!
Wild Beings are back for our 2nd official Family Ancestral Skills Gathering at a new location nestled within Ourimbah state forest.
We create spaces on land for humans to be.. humans!
In a culture where so little of our physiological, mental, or emotional needs are met… we create spaces for humans to partake in activities that bring them back into what is real.
This gathering will be a four-day, three-night campout, enabling participants to develop a relationship with themselves and the land through primal living practices.
The days will look a little like this:
- Kids' adventures and activities each morning and afternoon running simultaneously with workshops for the adults.
- Lunch breaks
- Fireside dinner and stories
- Free time to explore the bush
- Over the four days, we will be delving into a range of ancestral skills and crafts while operating in a village-like environment.
- Some of the skills that are to be shared include:
- Fire by Friction
- Wild Foraging
- Stone tools
- Cordage making
All of these while learning about the local land and ways we can live in connection with it.
All are Welcome! Solo adults, couples, families, goats! etc
40 Acres Property in Ourimbah State Forest
This event is camping only
Whether that is in a tent, van, swag, under the stars is up to you, there is plenty of space on the property for everyone
What else to bring?
- Own camping gear + bedding etc
- Warm clothes
- Water bottle
- Mess Kit (own eating utensils, we have cooking utensils that will be available in the communal kitchen)
- Food and snacks (we do not supply snacks or breakfast or lunch; aside from what we forage and the meat we process, we do encourage everyone to bring a little extra to contribute to the communal dinners)
- Knife (we recommend a Scandi Grind knife such as the Mora Companion, available cheaply online, or contact us to order a handmade one before the event)
- Bushcraft tools (if there are specific tools you would like to bring)
- Foraging Basket
Trade Blanket 2.0
The trade blanket is returning with a bang!
For those of you who are unaware of the trade-blanket, read carefully!
The mystifying Trade Blanket will be set up, waiting for the trade-offs to begin
It is wise to be prepared with your most valuable items to trade as you never know what kind of rare treasures may be up for trading
Absolutely anything goes on the trade blanket- you can trade a woven basket or a massage or leaf.
Our advice is to think big and prepare your trading items as some pretty wondrous items were up for trade last time!
NO CHEMICALS PLEASE
This land is based alongside Ourimbah creek, so we ask participants to take responsibility for ensuring no chemicals enter the waterways.
Please DO NOT bring:
chemical based insect sprays or sunscreen
chemical free sunscreen & sprays welcome
We like to ensure the best treatment of the clean creek & micro-organism ecosystems!
ALCOHOL AND DRUG-FREE EVENT (unless it is home-brewed honey mead!)
Facilities: This is not a catered event; However, we encourage and LOVE community meals; we will be providing a communal dinner on Friday evening by the fire, so if you feel to bring extra food to contribute in this way, please do.
Otherwise participants are to be self-sufficient with their food
This land is a bush block with no kitchen; we will have an outdoor kitchen set up but please BYO esky and cooking utensils
There is a huge newly built shower, and toilet block onsite
NO PHONE RECEPTION, you can drive 25 minutes to the end of the road if you need reception
Arrival Wednesday 22nd September 3 pm
Finish up Saturday 12 pm
Pricing: Single ticket $370 You and a friend/partner $620 Family ticket (two adults two children) $820
Volunteer tickets are available; get in touch to be a part of the team!
Head to our website to purchase the tickets
Any questions or inquiries at all, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Wild Beings Facebook page.
We are very keen to share this weekend and many others like it with you!
We hold the original custodians of these lands in deep respect and wish to honour the old ways by respecting the land we are gathering on.
More details TBA
*** this is a COVID SAFE event
Single Adult Ticket
+$9.25 service fee
One adult 16+ full duration
+$9.25 service fee0
+$15.50 service fee
You + 1 for the entire duration
+$15.50 service fee0
+$20.50 service fee
2 adults + 2 children entire duration
+$20.50 service fee0
+$3.75 service fee
Optional day ticket, arriving 8am-8pm.
+$3.75 service fee0
Parent and Child
One parent and one child (under 15) full duration
Additional Child Ticket
+$3.25 service fee
one child ticket (15 and under) full duration
+$3.25 service fee0