Girl in Camouflage

Win a Class at Headwaters

Calling all artists and not so arty artists. We are asking for submissions for 2 t-shirt designs for the school. The t-shirts are way for us to fund our 501(c)(3) non-profit – The Walker/Hupp Fund through Upper Reaches.

The first is NATURE MATTERS. For those who have spent time at Headwaters you know that Tim is an earth caretaker and his message has been and will always be “nature matters.” Let’s memorialize that on t-shirts for friends, family and strangers to see.

To the Land

To the Land

I go to the woods because it’s my home.
I go to the woods because in the woods I feel alive, because in the woods I am home.
Home allows my heart to open wide and in this opening the living earth comes rushing into my heart. Earth heart, one heart, my heart.
Love of place, of planet.
Love grows from this connection and in this love I find myself, my best self. The earth care taker is born in me, my path is clear.
Now I live it. I have to, or nothing happens. Nothing.

Dec. 2016

What is an Earth Caretaker?

What is an Earth Caretaker?

What is the purpose of humans on planet earth? Why are we here? I’ve asked this question for most of my life as so many others also have. Certainly we wonder about our purpose as it applies to our work in life. Raising children, doing what we love and on and on. All of these things are vital to our mental, physical and spiritual growth.

Headwaters 2017 Newsletter

The land is as beautiful as ever. We’ve been blessed with abundant rain this fall and snow in the mountains. Animals have been thriving all over the land as the land rests and recuperates from a busy year. We’ve had visits from countless migrating birds, toads, frogs, deer, fishers, weasels, skunks, fox, coyotes, bear, bobcats and mountain lions. We had an enormous bob cat kill a deer on the land this fall and all kinds of visitors passing through have cleaned up the remains.

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


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

Friends Along the Way

Image of Tim smiling at Jackson the dog

In my reflecting on my life after reaching 60 this year, I’ve thought a lot about the richness that all of my close animal friends have brought to my life. I truly owe them all my life, for all of the richness of my life.


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Tim Corcoran Photography

Tim Corcoran Photography

Meet the Teachers

Meet the Staff!

Apprentice at Headwaters

Apprentice at Headwaters