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.

In Memory of Bear


We miss you Bear!

Here are some photos of Bear that bring back great memories.

In Memory of Bear Gallery

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Farewell Jack and Bear

We have some sad news to share with you, but feel it’s important that you know. Some of you already know that Tim’s dad, Jack, passed away a few weeks ago. (1/17/10) He had a stroke and passed away 5 days later. Tim was able to be with him when he passed, and held him and helped him Journey to where he was heading. Knowing someone is going to pass and experiencing someone passing are two very different places to be, and Tim is struggling a bit with his loss.

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Life Changing and Enriching Experience, Kevin Callahan

Over the years I’ve attempted to write this testimonial more times
than I can count; each attempt soon abandoned. The immensity and
complexity of what I have gained through Headwaters is difficult to put
into words.

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Headwaters is Family, Julie Boettler

It may sound cliche to say the people you meet become your family, but I can honestly say this has been a truth. The staff and students of Headwaters have made a significant impact on my life. People of all ages and backgrounds attain a sense of belonging and the social boundaries between us and them fade very quickly.

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Tim Corcoran Photography

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Meet the Teachers

Meet the Staff!

Apprentice at Headwaters

Apprentice at Headwaters