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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.

Santa Cruz and the Central Coast

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

wildflowers

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

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Tim Corcoran Photography

Tim Corcoran Photography

Meet the Teachers

Meet the Staff!

Apprentice at Headwaters

Apprentice at Headwaters