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Wed, 22 Sept

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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!

Wild Beings Ancestral Skills Gathering
Wild Beings Ancestral Skills Gathering

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:
  • Basketry
  • Fire by Friction
  • Wild Foraging
  • Stone tools
  • Cordage making
  • Toolmaking

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

Where?

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)
  • Headlamp/torch
  • 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 

www.wearewildbeings.com

Any questions or inquiries at all, email wearewildbeings@gmail.com 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 

Tickets

  • Single Adult Ticket

    One adult 16+ full duration

    $370.00
    +$9.25 service fee
  • Partner Ticket

    You + 1 for the entire duration

    $620.00
    +$15.50 service fee
  • Family Ticket

    2 adults + 2 children entire duration

    $820.00
    +$20.50 service fee
  • Day Ticket

    Optional day ticket, arriving 8am-8pm.

    $150.00
    +$3.75 service fee
  • Parent and Child

    One parent and one child (under 15) full duration

    $500.00
  • Additional Child Ticket

    one child ticket (15 and under) full duration

    $130.00
    +$3.25 service fee

Total

$0.00

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