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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 
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“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! 

Her er hva du vil lære

Villmarksferdigheter

Lær å tenne bål, bygge et tilfluktsrom, knytte knuter, finne vill mat, bruke en stein som kniv, forstå dyrespor, lære trærne dine og mer

Historiefortelling

Del og lær historiefortelling for skoglærere rundt bålet eller spisebordet.  Utforsk hvordan mytiske arketyper inspirerer elevene dine.

Programdesign

Lag leksjonsplaner og aktivitetsøkter som hjelper elevene å lære å stresse ned, slappe av, bli kreative og flyte med sansene.

Naturhåndverk

Lag barkkurver, naturfibertau, vev stinker, sank naturmaterialer fra landet, lag pilebrett, filt med ull og mye mer.

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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.

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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

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Overnatting og mat

Deltakerne vil bo i oppvarmede hytter eller telt om ønskelig, og nyte hjemmelagde måltider gjennom hele intensivperioden.

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Å komme hit

Vi er lokalisert i nærheten av Cooperstown i sentrale New York, og kan arrangere henting fra flyplass, buss eller tog fra Albany NY med forhåndsvarsel for en ekstra avgift. 

Få veibeskrivelsesadressen vårherhvis du kjører!  

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I seks dager, i upstate NY.   _cc781905-5cde-35b-184_bad

Programdatoer:    28. mai – 3. juni 2023

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Inkluderer overnatting, måltider og alt instruksjons- og håndverksmateriell gjennom uken.

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