Eating with the Seasons: Foraging in the Forest

july, 2019

15jul9:00 am3:00 pmFeaturedEating with the Seasons: Foraging in the Forest9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Details

Looking for a unique camp experience for your children this summer that’s both exciting and educational?

The Institute for American Indian Studies will be offering six weeks of camp focused on the lifeways and lessons of Native Peoples!  Join experienced educators and camp staff on a journey through one, or several, of the themed weeks!

Each week, while hiking in the woods, playing games, doing crafts and making friends, campers will work together to complete a group project.  By doing so, campers will not only learn valuable life skills, but will also have a positive impact on future visitors, students, and campers.

July 15 – 19

Today, when we are hungry, we often got to the supermarket to buy food.  Thousands of years ago, this was not possible.  Native Americans in the past were able to thrive by using their knowledge of the natural world.  The forest and rivers of the Eastern Woodlands provided abundant natural resources, and clever gardening techniques cultivated more than just a hearty meal.  Come forage with us, learn traditional techniques for cooking food, and harvest a healthy appetite for knowledge of the natural world.

When:  Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm; Extended Camp Option Available with Pre-Registration.

Where:  The Institute for American Indians Studies and Steep Rock Association.

Cost: $228 for IAIS Members; $285 for Non-Members; Families with 2 or more children registered get a sibling discount!

Registration forms and Non-Refundable Deposit ($100) due by May 17 to secure your child’s spot.  Full payment due a week before the first day of your child’s camp session.

Questions or you’d like more information, you can email camp Director Gabe Benjamin [email protected]


(Monday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm