Week on the River 2017 (5 day course) – REGISTRATION CLOSED
WHO: Anyone interested in learning river-related subsistence and craft skills at a rustic Tanana River camp. The program is open to people ages 8 and up. 18 and under must be accompanied by adult co-learner.
WHAT: Week on the River is a multi-generational dynamic living-learning educational exchange focused on connecting participants to the river environment and summer season. Together we’ll learn about river’s wealth of fish by from cutting, drying, cooking, and making art with them. We’ll gather raw natural materials like willow and spruce and transform them into practical items. There will be time set aside each day to explore beyond camp, gathering wild edibles and building materials, tracking animals, and enjoying the setting. At night we’ll cook on fires, relax, and enjoy evening programs.
WHERE: Camp will be located at David Jonas’ property on the Tanana River between Fairbanks and Nenana. This property can be accessed from a 2-mile hiking trail from the Nenana Ridge Logging Road or by boating along the river from Fairbanks. It is about an hour drive or a day’s float from Fairbanks. The Nenana Ridge Road is a logging road and in the summer may be very bumpy and dusty. We recommend 4-wheel drive. We will work with participants to aid in bringing in heavy supplies, but please plan on packing lightly.
WHEN: 12:00 pm on Wednesday, July 19 to 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 23, 2017 (5 days and 4 nights)
For more information and to register, please visit our Week on the River program page.