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Ancestral Knowledge offers entry level and advanced programming in a wide range of topics from; earth based living skills, nature awareness, primitive technology, and wilderness survival, corporate retreats and presentations.  Ancestral Knowledge was the first organization in the DC Metro Area to offer educational programs in this field of expertise.

All of our programs intertwine two methods of teaching;  Experiential Education-“learning by doing” and Coyote Teaching-“guiding not giving”.

Ancestral Knowledge is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is operated by a community of naturalists who specialize in native life skills and philosophies that support sustainable lifestyles.

“Learn from the past, live in the moment, create a new future”

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Fall Primitive Skills Jamboree Oct 30th

Ancestral Knowledge is inviting you, your friends and family to come and join us in celebrating and honoring our community and the power of nature connection! We would love for you to come and help us in reaching our goal of 100 people in attendance at our BIG annual community Jamboree. This will be fun for the whole family! There will be survival games and crafts, stone axes, guided nature hikes, skill challenges and other fun activities. This is a good time to gather, play, and meet new people. You will have a BLAST! As we wind down, we will have a meet and greet with the Ancestral Knowledge Board of Directors and Instructors. Come out and meet some of the most interesting and progressive people in the area. Looking forward to seeing you there!

This event is free!

We ask you to help support our mission and reach our goal,  donations of any size help and here is why;

Annually we receive over $5000 in financial aid requests and provide scholarships to 20-30 participants to attend our camps and programs. When you donate $15-25 or more for individuals and families you will help us provide deep nature connection to anyone who seeks it.

Our goal is to raise $3000 during this event. If you donate $80 or more you will receive your choice of a Mora knife or Ancestral Knowledge Tee shirt as a gift of our appreciation.(Donations are 100% tax deductible and all proceeds go toward our “Send a Kid to Camp” Financial Aid fund)

Annually we help over 600 children and 200 adults make a deep nature connection through our events and programs.

Time: 1:30-4pm (arrive anytime between 1:30pm and 3pm to join in the fun!)

RSVP, Get Directions, & Make a Donation Here!

The Gathering of Minds

Ancestral Knowledge is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is operated by a community of naturalists who specialize in native living skills and primitive technology. Using Nature and the wilderness as our classroom, we offer hands-on learning through the study of tracking, awareness & philosophies that support a sustainable lifestyle.

Volunteers are needed; please contact us if you are interested in helping out.

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