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Medicine Bow

Classes Offered

CLASSES IN ANCIENT WILDERNESS SKILLS & EARTHLORE

taught by Mark Warren

 

 CALENDAR OF CLASSES AT
MEDICINE BOW
Fall / Winter 2008

(updated 9/02/08)

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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 skills.]
 
 
 
 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. $20/pers
 
  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 fire. $125
 
  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 friction. $100
 
  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 information.
 
 
 
 POLICY
 
  Overnight classes use Medicine Bow’s campground where you’ll make lasting friendships around the campfire. If you’re 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 
706-864-5928 or e-mail by clicking here.

- Mark Warren - Director Medicine Bow Ltd.

104 Medicine Bow
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
(706)864-5928