LEARN A UNIQUE SET OF SKILLS

Primitive Skills campers are immersed in ancient worlds of blacksmithing, sailing, and archery! Skills of antiquity are reborn in this engaging and challenging, one of a kind offering.

In this uniquely challenging camp, participants will learn how to:

  1. Sail on Lake Tahoe
  2. Blacksmith with expert craftsman
  3. Orienteer with landmarks and compass
  4. Archery using Genesis compound bows

On crystal blue Lake Tahoe, campers will sail on our new fleet or RS Zest sailboats – that are durable, fast and fun for all ages. Campers will learn to read weather and wind, boat basics, points of sail, helm control, sheet-work, knot tying and self-rescue and race techniques. Returning campers will learn more advanced race tactics and sail techniques, and sail in more trying conditions.  Your child is required to know how to swim for sailing and water activities. 

On land, campers will learn to blacksmith using hammers, anvils and the camp forge, which heats metal to 1000+ degrees Fahrenheit. Blacksmithing is a labor-intensive practice that requires safety, patience, planning and teamwork. Campers will create usable works of art.

When not sailing or blacksmithing campers will also enjoy archery, exploration and free-play games.

CAMP DETAILS

Ages: 8 years old – 13 years old.

Note: Camp is split into a younger and older group. Here’s a rough breakdown; Group A – 8 to 10-year-olds. Group B – 11 to 13-year-olds.

Days / Times: Monday to Thursday, 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Where: Tahoe Expedition Academy, 9765 Schaffer Mill Rd., Truckee, CA 96161, subject to change.

What to Bring: For the best possible camp experience, please ensure your child comes prepared with a backpack, sunscreen (applied), lunch, snack, water bottle, bathing suit, change of clothes for blacksmithing, closed toed shoes and a great attitude!

Note, Blacksmithing requires that participants wear pants and close toed shoes, if your child doesn’t bring these to camp they will not smith. Synthetic shirts and pants are prohibited as this material melts to skin.

Final Products: Campers will bring home finished metal works and new skills!

Capacity: This camp is limited to 20 participants. Camp is split into two groups of 10. For social distancing compliance, each group will stay together for the duration of camp.

Camp Price: $525

CAMPER PHOTOS

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PRIMITIVE SKILLS | WEEK 1

6/21/2021 – 6/24/2021
SOLD OUT. WAITLIST FULL.

PRIMITIVE SKILLS | WEEK 2

6/28/2021 – 7/01/2021
SOLD OUT. WAITLIST FULL.

PRIMITIVE SKILLS | WEEK 3

7/5/2021 – 7/08/2021
SOLD OUT. WAITLIST FULL.

PRIMITIVE SKILLS | WEEK 4

7/12/2021 – 7/15/2021
SOLD OUT. WAITLIST FULL.

PRIMITIVE SKILLS | WEEK 5

7/19/2021 – 7/22/2021
SOLD OUT. WAITLIST FULL.

PRIMITIVE SKILLS | WEEK 6

7/26/2021 – 7/29/2021
SOLD OUT. WAITLIST FULL.

PRIMITIVE SKILLS | WEEK 7

8/2/2021 – 8/5/2021
SOLD OUT. WAITLIST FULL.

PRIMITIVE SKILLS | WEEK 8

8/09/2021 – 8/12/2021
SOLD OUT. WAITLIST FULL.