About the Instructor
CLASSES IN ANCIENT WILDERNESS SKILLS & EARTHLORE
taught by Mark Warren
CALENDAR OF CLASSES AT
Fall / Winter 2008
How to sign up for a class:
Each class is filled to its limit (usually 13) by a
first-come-first-served receipt of check made payable to Medicine Bow, Ltd.
You can reserve a spot by email or phone and that spot will be saved for one week, giving
the applicant time to mail in a check. A letter of information and directions is then USPS
mailed or emailed to the applicant. A check received after a class fills is, of course,
returned in full. A cancellation 7 full days before the class is also returned in
full. For a cancellation made 4 full days before class, 50% is returned or 60% is applied
to a future workshop.
Overnight classes use Medicine Bow's campground, where lasting
friendships are made around the campfire. If you are not up for camping, local Bed &
Breakfasts and motels are available in Dahlonega. I will be glad to help with those
contacts. Students bring their own camping gear and food unless otherwise stated.
Pre-registration is required for all events.
[ Besides the group classes listed below, private classes are available in
whitewater canoeing, archery, plant study and all aspects of survival
Sept. 20 THE ART OF ARCHERY - The accurate use of bow and arrow using the
best of Native American, Old English, and modern styles. For ages 7 to 107
and all skill levels. This class is about the unique melding of strength and
grace that has been known to the best of archers throughout history. Taught
by 1999 World Longbow champion. Nine archers are accepted. Archery gear
provided or BYO. $75
SEPT. 21 ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS An afternoon of fun and adventure with bow
and arrow for all skill levels to win the coveted SILVER ARROW. An excellent
family opportunity. $10/person ( bow/arrow rental add $10 )
OCT. 5- ROBIN O THE HOOD TOURNAMENT - Family fun and medieval adventure.
The quest to win the GOLDEN ARROW. Archers dress medieval improvising with
what you have. $10/person ( bow/arrow rental add $10 )
OCT. 25-26 THE WILD PLANTS OF AUTUMN Learn to identify and use the wild
herbs, shrubs, trees, fruits, nuts , roots, bark and vines of the season as
the Cherokees did for food, medicines, and craft materials. $95 ($105 with
signs class below)
OCT. 25 PLAINS INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGE An evening class in Medicine Bow
Lodge to learn the silent and secret art of speaking with your hands, as
developed by the migratory tribes of the plains. Bring your best friend.
NOV. 7, 8, 9 - HEMLOCKFEST - A benefit festival at Starbridge (just
outside Dahlonega) to raise money for the preservation of our dying hemlock
trees. Music, food, archery, knife throwing, education programs, and more.
For information, visit: www.lumpkincoalition.org
NOV. 16 ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS see Sept. 21) $10
DEC. 6 THE ART OF ARCHERY (see Sept. 20 ) $75
DEC. 7 ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS See Sept. 21) $10
DEC. 22 THE RED SHIRT DINNER A solstice dinner gathering in Medicine
Bow Lodge to honor all wearers of the Red Shirt. Must RSVP by Dec. 1.
(Learn about the Red Shirt Society by contacting Medicine Bow.)
JAN. 3, 4 STALKING & TRACKING - The ancient discipline for
approaching wild animals undetected. Learn the prints, gaits, and
track patterns of the animals of Appalachia and how to track them. $95
JAN. 10-11 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS (Part I of a new course) Learn
the secrets of the Indians to increase your self-reliance by utilizing what
the forest provides, enhancing your integration with nature. This course
goes beyond previous classes by interactively testing your efficiency at
self-made winter shelter, producing potable water and learning to create
JAN. 18 ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS ( see Sept. 21 ) $10
JAN. 31-FEB. 1 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS (Part II ) This conclusion of
the previous survival class includes the skills of food gathering, cooking,
emergency medicines, building traps and snares. $125
FEB. 8 ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS ( see Sept. 21 ) $10
FEB. 14-15 THE PLANTS OF WINTER & ALL THINGS FIRE ! Learn to identify
plants without their leaves using the intricate clues of WINTER BOTANY. Plus
an in-depth class on fire: wood selection, pyre building and fire by
MAR. 8 KNIFE / TOMAHAWK Learning to throw. Great fun. $70
MAR. 22 ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS ( see Sept. 21 ) $10
MAR. 28 THE ART OF ARCHERY ( see Sept. 22 ) $75
A PLANT WORKSHOP IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD - MEDICINE BOW COMES TO YOU
There is no better way to learn plants than to know the plants that you see
each day around your home /through the seasons/. Ask friends and neighbors
to join you in the discovery of the Indians secrets about food, craft and
medicines. Medicine Bow comes to your doorstep. Call, write or email for
Overnight classes use Medicine Bows campground where youll make lasting
friendships around the campfire. If youre not up for camping, local
accommodations are available in Dahlonega. Students bring their own camping
gear and food unless otherwise stated. Each class is filled to its limit
(usually 13 ) by a first-come-first-served receipt of check made payable to
MEDICINE BOW, LTD . A letter of information and directions is then mailed to
applicant. A check received after a class fills is returned in full. A
cancellation 7 full days before class also returned in full. Cancellation by
4 full days before class, 50% returned or 60% applied to future workshop.
If you would like to talk
more about Medicine Bow, give me a call at
e-mail by clicking here.
- Mark Warren - Director Medicine Bow Ltd.
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533