Fire Keepers Teen Homeschool Program

The title of Fire Keeper is one that is earned in the village. A Fire Keeper learns how to survive in the forest. They know what plants can nourish or heal them. They can kindle fire by rubbing sticks together and have learned how to sleep in a shelter made entirely from leaves and sticks. They are at home in the forest. Highly skilled, they are able to sneak undetected in nature, track the faintest of animal signs, and craft beautiful tools with their hands. Fire Keepers have been tested: sent on blindfold challenges, pushed to their edge, and returned having learned more about themselves. They are skilled, yet humble, and know that true joy comes from being of service to the community. A brother or sister to all, they mentor and support the younger students and serve the village. Being a Fire Keeper is to be a part of a community where everyone belongs and learns what it means to be part of a team.

Past projects include making friction fire kits, making knives, making atlatl darts, building giant shelters, going on epic stalking adventures, and overcoming challenges.

To be a Fire Keeper is to be on a path toward deep self knowledge, empowerment, and change. Being a Fire Keeper is not easy but it is epic.

Please register at least 2 weeks before the start of class. Scholarships are available. Overnight registration is now included in fall & spring tuition.

Winter Ghost Camp is enrolling! 

This is a special overnight for FireKeepers only. Feb 15-16 at Sticks and Stones in Newtown, with Andy and Scott at the lead. Unlike other overnights, we will send home a food list to share the cost of this among families instead of building it into the program fees. You will also notice a sliding scale to make this event more accessible to all. If you are in a place to pay more, do!  It helps us run great programs and may help another teen attend. Packing list will be sent after registration. Enrollment closes 1/15/20.

2020 Dates

Granby dates to know:  overnight: 4/27, trade blanket 5/11, snow makeup dates 5/25 and 6/1

Killingworth dates to know: overnight 5/5, trade blanket 5/19, snow makeup dates 6/2 and 6/9, no class on April 28

Newtown dates to know:  overnight 4/16, trade blanket 4/30, snow makeup dates 5/21 and 5/28

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Name Ages Location Time Date(s) Price
Winter Fire Keeper 13-17 Granby 9am-3pm Mondays, January 6th - February 24, 2020 $550
Winter Fire Keeper 12-17 Killingworth 9am-3pm Tuesdays, January 7th to February 25th, 2020 $550
Winter Fire Keeper 13-17 Newtown 9am-3pm Thursdays, January 9 - February 27, 2020 $550
Winter Ghost Camp 13-17 Newtown - all FK welcomed 10am Sat - 3pm Sun Saturday-Sunday February 15-16, 2020 sliding scale $140-$260
Spring Fire Keeper 13-17 Granby 9am-3pm Mondays, March 16th - May 18th, 2020 $725
Spring Fire Keeper 13-17 Newtown 9am-3pm Thursdays, March 19th - May 21st, 2020 $725
Spring Fire Keeper 13-17 Killingworth 9am-3pm Tuesdays March 17- May 26, 2020 no class 4/28 $725