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The Bards & Demigods Youth Retreat 
for Mythologists & Poets ages 10-13 
with special guests from the UK/London!
Jonny Walker & Adisa the Verbalizer
April 30-May 3, 2024 

“We were like gods at the dawning of the world, & our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.”

                                                                                                   ― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Join us in the mysterious and beautiful forests at Hawk Circle, for a four-day retreat focused on getting deeply mythical, at The Camp of Bards and Demigods!

Bards were the ancient poets and storytellers, and without them, we would not know what went on in the times of the Ancient Greeks.


We wouldn’t know about the Gods, the Half-Gods, the Beasts and the Battles - the snakes of Medusa, the horns of the Minotaur and the weird transformations of Zeus!

In The Camp of Bards and Demigods, you will keep the mythic tradition alive - you will become a myth-teller, a creative writer, and you will step into the shoes of the demigods too.  We will develop the skills of the bow and arrow, and tell the tales of Apollo and Artemis


We will build the fires of Hephaestus and Hestia, and forge our own weapons.  We will make our libations to the muses, and let the power of poetry flow through our hands!  We will explore the forests of Demeter, and learn the secrets of the trees!   


You will carve mythical symbols in stone, and craft your own swords or spears around the campfire! 





キャンプファイヤーやダイニング テーブルを囲んで、Forest Educators 向けにストーリーテリングを共有し、学びましょう。





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Jonny Walker

Jonny Walker is a gigantic teacher and children’s author from London, England. He writes mythical books, has taught over 2,000 kids about Greek mythology across the world.


He is a ‘Star Educator’ on Outschool - check out his profile here.


He is the author of ‘Stories of the Seas’, a collection of ocean myths, and ‘Myths Don’t Frighten Me’, a weird little tale of Apollo and Artemis set in a shopping mall!


And finally, he says - though we cannot tell if he is lying - that he is secretly Poseidon in disguise.


Ricardo Sierra

Ricardo is the co-founder and co-director of the Hawk Circle Wilderness Education & Retreat Center.   He has led epic quests into the deepest wilds of Maine, New York, Utah and beyond, seeking solace and adventure in the heart of nature.

He enjoys teaching fire making skills, wilderness survival, nature awareness & tracking as well as lots of hand-made crafts and art.

He lives in Cherry Valley, NY with his family and is always in search of good campfire wood

「森の教育者」である私のゴールデン ルールの 1 つは、私が実際に自分で行ったスキルや指導活動のみを教えることです。避難所を建設してください。そして、私たちのサポートとガイダンスで彼らの目標を達成する方法を見つけてください.クラフト、ゲーム、スキル、アクティビティなど、自分のプログラムや学校で必要なものすべてを元に戻すことができます。 -136bad5cf58d_ _cc781905-5cde-3194-b b3b-136bad5cf58d_      _cc781905-5cde-3194-5cde-3198d-31



参加者は、必要に応じて暖房付きのキャビンまたはテントに滞在し、インテンシブ中は家庭料理を楽しみます.   (事前に通知すれば、食事制限に対応できます。)





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6 日間、ニューヨーク州北部で. 

プログラムの日付:    2023 年 5 月 28 日~6 月 3 日

プログラム料金:     $1,600


1 週間の宿泊費、食事、すべての説明書と工作材料が含まれます。

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