Saturday July 20 - Sunday July 21
Join us as we venture into the art and tradition of oral storytelling. This two day outing will allow participants to share stories that tell of their past experiences in the natural world and create new stories while we paddle down the river. Participants will build community and storytelling skills while spending two days on the river (with one camping night) and intermittent stops along the way for reflection and connection to the "Kickapoo Muse". Active storytelling exercises will be used to connect participants to the natural world around them. The words of John Muir, Walt Whitman, Terry Tempest Williams and Mary Oliver will be among the guides that spur this adventure. Beginner to advanced paddlers with riders, and campers welcome.
Specifics: Saturday, departure from Bridge 10 at 9am. Overnight camp at Bridge 14, (P West) arrive at Landing 20 (Hwy 82) in La Farge on Sunday by 3pm. The Merry Green Marvel Bus will be based at Bridge 14 for group camping and community camp kitchen. Participants will bring a bag lunch for first day. Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will be prepared and provided at Bridge 14 camp spot. Participants will make their Sunday bag lunch at breakfast. What to bring: personal gear for camping and paddling. (There are sleeping accommodations available on the Merry Green Marvel Sleeper Coach Bus: https://www.merrygreenmarvel.org/. Or you may also opt to bring a tent or use one of the tents available.) The bus contains a full camp kitchen that we'll set up to cook and serve meals.
Instructor: Steve Lawless is a long time experiential educator. Steve has an M.A. in Education and has taught in many settings including as a traditional writing and literature teacher, on Native American reservations, farm schools, alternative middle and high schools and a Waldorf school. From his nearly thirty years of teaching, Steve has an infectious enthusiasm for taking learning outside the classroom.
Cost: $100/person, add $35 if you need a canoe. Ages 15 and up.
Minimum 10 persons, Maximum 14 persons.
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