During the past 8 years, we have had the opportunity to work with many gifted educators. Many of our instructors also teach at Earthskills Rendezvous' events each year: Rivercane in the Spring and Falling Leaves in the Fall.
Homeschool Excursions has always encouraged families to attend the Rendezvous events. There are few opportunities in which you'll have access to so many incredible instructors all at once. However, we also realize that if you haven't been before, it's difficult to truly understand what Earthskills is all about.
Here's a brief synopsis.... Earthskills began more than 25 years ago when a few guys got together to share their knowledge of primitive skills. Initially they focused on friction fires, flintknapping (making stone tools), fiber, and foraging for wild food. While these four skills are still primary in focus, classes have evolved to include native crafts, homesteading and sustainable living skills, blacksmithing, and much more including a wide range of programs specifically for kids!
While the registration fees for Earthskills Rendezvous events are an incredible value given that you're getting top-notch instruction twice a day, two meals per day, camping, showers, and evening entertainment, it's tough in these financial times, especially if you've never been before.
That's why we're offering Free Admission to Falling Leaves 2012 for
Two Families that have never attended an Earthskills Event!*
This is a $1200 value!**
What do you have to do?
Students ages 12-19 are eligible to participate.
They must submit an essay to Homeschool Excursions, minimum 700 words, on this topic:
Humans are consumers. To sustain life, we take from the Earth whether it's food, materials for building, fiber for clothing, etc. How can we give back? What are ways that we can reduce our impact on our planet? Explain what you would like to learn at Falling Leaves and how that will help you to live as a responsible resident of our planet.
Contact us for the specific details.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at an upcoming Earthskills event! And while HSE does not sponsor these events, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Here is a link to the Earthskills website.
*Contact HSE if your family is greater than 4 people.
For 2 adults and 2 students, this is a $1200 value for the week.