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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.

Boys Rites of Passage, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz Sentinel article about the Boys Rites of Passage.

Wilderness school aims to guide teens into adulthood, and connect them with the earth

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Headwaters Teaches Compassion, Paul Dirks

There was a time when I thought that what made me as a person was my job, my possessions, and my financial success. To be the best mechanical engineer, to own the best boats, and to make tons of money. Then I started to spend time outdoors; no not just "camping" when I was a Boy Scout, hiking around a lot, or going on major backpacking trips. I mean really spend time "being" outdoors.

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KMAX 31 Action News, Rites of Passage

Headwaters Brings Me Home, Leslie Dirks

Headwaters Outdoor School brings me home to a place of wholeness, health, and peace. When I first ventured up to Mt. Shasta for the Earth Philosophy class, I came not knowing a soul and I left as one of the family. That class opened parts of me I had forgotten existed. Beautiful, ugly, real. Now that I have experienced the Winter Class I know what it means to be in tune with the weather, to sleep nestled in a snow cave that I created with friends to protect me from a raging snow storm, to breathe in the stillness of a starry night, to soar with eagles, to scamper over lava beds and watch snow turn into rain, to surrender to a beautiful community of people, to humble myself and step out of ego, to ask plants for permission to use their leaves and branches for a shelter from the rain, to give thanks for the life around me and in me. I am so deeply touched and for the first time in a long time I feel connected with this earth that I call home.

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Apprentice at Headwaters

Apprentice at Headwaters