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Headwaters Outdoor School

Welcome to Headwaters Outdoor School

At Headwaters Outdoor School in Northern California we teach primitive skills Earth People have used throughout time to survive in kinship with the Earth. Skills include Wilderness Survival, Tracking, Edible and Medicinal Plants, Nature Awareness, Earth Philosophy and many others. We also offer custom classes for schools, groups, and individuals. Class locations are in areas chosen for their abundance of wildlife, creeks, meadows, forests and spectacular views. Come back to Nature and discover a whole new world before you. Join us for a class today.

Tim's thoughts on 2015 and 2016

Tim & Jackson

2016 is going to be a wonderful year at Headwaters Outdoor School. I feel it in my bones. I’m very excited and happy to create this coming year. I’m also excited to see how it creates me. This journey will be fully lived. I have much gratitude for the past year 2015, and I am looking forward with gratitude for what is to come. The joy of the mystery, the unknown is so wonderful to look forward to. Good, bad or ugly, it will be an adventure, and I love Adventure.

The Shasta Winter is Back

Bark Tepee in Winter

It's been snowing steadily since mid-December and the snow pack is building all over the Mt. Shasta region. With more than 8 feet of snow on Mt. Shasta, this year's Winter Class promises to be one to remember.

New Foraging Classes

Wild Edible Plant Class - Forage, Feast and Folklore

Taking two full days we will transform the bounty of the land into little known textures, flavors and culinary delights. Try your first taste of pilafs flavored with pine pollen and wild greens, or puddings thickened with cattail starch.

Foraging with Headwaters Outdoor School

wildflowers

A letter from JT on the inspiration for his new Wild Edible Plant classes at Headwaters.

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Tim Corcoran Photography

Tim Corcoran Photography

Meet the Teachers

Meet the Staff!

Apprentice at Headwaters

Apprentice at Headwaters