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.
 
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PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“All of the staff at Headwaters have the natural ability to understand the student’s feelings and respect their desires.”

- Paul B. Dirks
2018-05-23T18:09:01+00:00
- Paul B. Dirks

“To me, Headwaters Outdoor School means that there is hope in this world. Without going back to the land in a conscious way, there is no hope.”

- Charlie Storm Owl, teacher and elder
2018-05-23T18:26:01+00:00
- Charlie Storm Owl, teacher and elder

“With the Headwaters Outdoor School I’ve seen more and done more in the wilderness than I’d ever do on my own! From these many wonderful experiences I find my life richer, deeper and stronger for it.”

- Judy Grant, Grant and Associates
2018-05-23T18:27:50+00:00
- Judy Grant, Grant and Associates

“My first winter class back in ’93 was a monumental event in my life, as my journal reveals. My connection to the Earth was so powerful (right then). I owe much of that to Tim and his presence with Nature.”

- Steve Bollock, River Guide
2018-05-23T18:30:02+00:00
- Steve Bollock, River Guide

“Between the strokes of the bow drill and reading tracks in the snow, I received gifts unexpected: family, community, inspiration, laughter and the relationship with nature beyond belief.”

- Kelly Callahan, Teacher
2018-05-23T18:30:28+00:00
- Kelly Callahan, Teacher