#OFFERING FREE SUMMER CAMP *****PLEASE SHARE*****

**Please share**
#Reparations & #SettlerResponsibility Offer:
**Free Summer Camp for PoC youth,kiddos,families**

In order to include as many youth as possible, participants may register initially for up to 2 weeks of camp. If you are interested in additional camps, please let us know and we will make sure that you are notified if there are any open spaces after the offer has circulated the community.

To register your participant for camp, please contact us via facebook messenger, or email acornsnw@gmail.com to register and include #satisfied in the subject line.

6/26-6/30 Magic In the Forest
7/3-7/7 Tools of Survival
7/10-7/14 Magic of Being Yourself
7/17-7/21 Wild About Birds
7/24-7/28 Wildcraft & Cooking
7/31-8/4 Camo & Sneaking
8/7-8/11 Intro to tracking
8/14-8/18 Magic in the Forest
8/21-8/24 Adventure Week

5 openings each week for the week-long camp, which runs Monday - Friday, 9am-3pm, for ages 6-13.

2 openings each week Tu, Th, Fri 9-1:30, for ages 2-5.

please check our website for more information regarding camp descriptions www.acornsolympia.com
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Whereas we are living on indigenous land, in a society that was founded on slavery, war, colonization, genocide, racism, patriarchy, systemic oppression, unspeakable violence, and destruction of land and resources, we believe it is our responsibility to stand in recognition of both current and historical traumas and begin normalizing reparation and settler responsibility practices in our communities.

We are open and interested in receiving feedback on best practices of how to do so. All feedback can be sent to thatofmyownnature@gmail.com. We will try to respond to all feedback directly that indicates a response is desired.

It is certain that we will make mistakes and continually be learning in this process. We would rather learn by trying and failing and learn how to best support our community than to stand by quietly.
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ACORNS NW was co-founded by two queer white women in 2016 who continue to operate the school on a mostly volunteer basis. We are seeking to offer powerful, healing and accessible programming while also aspiring to provide increasingly comfortable living wages for all staff. We hope to collaborate with our community in providing jobs and services that meet our community's needs. In an effort to keep programs as accessible as possible, we are currently running programs in city parks, including 10 weeks of summer camp. The school offers year-round programming for youth and adults, and currently serves a large homeschooling and unschooling population.

If you are a PoC seeking to provide programming to your community this summer and/or starting in the fall, we strongly encourage you to reach out to discuss opportunities for employment and program development. We are interested in supporting PoC only spaces, programs, classes, etc.

Examples of programs we'd like to see offered, and we are open to ideas and suggestions:
After-School Nature & Liberation-based programming
Adult Nature Connection & Liberation-based programming
Healing and Art Programs for all ages

Interested individuals can contact Kendra at thatofmyownnature@gmail.com. Responses will be returned by mid-June, as they will be off-grid until then.
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Still confused about what we are seeking to do?
Please reference the website created by Natasha Marin, http://www.reparations.me/press, for more information.

You can also join the facebook group:
'Reparations: Requests and Offerings' to engage in reparations.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/reparations.me/

#blacklivesmatter #indigenoussovereignty #immigrantrights #noempire #noracistwilderness #reparations #refugeeswelcome #settlerresponsibility #natashamarin #nosuchthingasreverseracism #pocyouth

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Thank you for your support and patience as we build and grow this school project. We don't have a lot of money for making fliers for the offer, please share.

WINTER BREAK CAMP 2016

REGISTER TODAY

Come Join the Fun! This week will be packed with winter outdoor fun. We will be learning the parts of a knife, the safest way to use a knife, as well as provide the opportunity to take a Practical Assessment to convey comprehension of safety practices in order to pursue a mentored, yet more independent path to self-trust, self-awareness and self-confidence when working with knives. We will also be learning some basic knots that will help us throughout the week! Heat is essential for life in the wilderness! Especially during winter. We will be learning different ways to make a fire using modern and ancestral methods in various conditions. We will be making a fire daily. Let's get down and dirty, noses to the ground, hands in the dirt. What are the animals doing this winter? When you look for clues and tracks you have to get on the animal’s level. We will learn some common signs, tracks, and scat likely to be seen in the area. We will also be working on our ability to follow animals and practice tracking one another! How do the animals feed them self during winter? We will explore how to feed ourselves from nature's bounty. Roots, tubers, and leaves is what we will hunt for. We will be learning how to get our daily vitamins from nature. Learn about protein sources like meat and grubs. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions that your student may have. We will spend this week focusing on combining and practicing our winter skills, working on wildcraft projects and incorporating all that we learned into our play! http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns Tuition: $225 non co-op members, $200 co-op members Where: Priest Point Park 2600 East Bay DR NE Olympia, WA 98506 When: December 19-23, 2016 9:00-3:00 ***We must have a minimum of 6 kids enrolled before December 12, 2016******

Come Join the Fun!
This week will be packed with winter outdoor fun. We will be learning the parts of a knife, the safest way to use a knife, as well as provide the opportunity to take a Practical Assessment to convey comprehension of safety practices in order to pursue a mentored, yet more independent path to self-trust, self-awareness and self-confidence when working with knives. We will also be learning some basic knots that will help us throughout the week!
Heat is essential for life in the wilderness! Especially during winter. We will be learning different ways to make a fire using modern and ancestral methods in various conditions. We will be making a fire daily.
Let's get down and dirty, noses to the ground, hands in the dirt. What are the animals doing this winter? When you look for clues and tracks you have to get on the animal’s level. We will learn some common signs, tracks, and scat likely to be seen in the area. We will also be working on our ability to follow animals and practice tracking one another!
How do the animals feed them self during winter? We will explore how to feed ourselves from nature's bounty. Roots, tubers, and leaves is what we will hunt for. We will be learning how to get our daily vitamins from nature. Learn about protein sources like meat and grubs. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions that your student may have.
We will spend this week focusing on combining and practicing our winter skills, working on wildcraft projects and incorporating all that we learned into our play!
http://app.campdoc.com/register/acorns

Tuition: $225 non co-op members, $200 co-op members
Where: Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay DR NE
Olympia, WA 98506
When: December 19-23, 2016
9:00-3:00
***We must have a minimum of 6 kids enrolled before
December 12, 2016******