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Welcome to the Wilderness Series with Jason Drevenak
February 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$160.00
In partnership with Jason Drevenak, Fox Haven is excited to offer Welcome to the Wilderness, a winter series that will explore the concept of how to build a healthy, fulfilling, and ethical relationship with the world outdoors. Participants will become intimately familiar with the Fundamental 5: shelter, fire, water & food, navigation/ signaling. We’ll spend each month practicing vital outdoor skills like sharpening cutting tools, building a fire, constructing natural and synthetic shelters, and identifying edible, herbal, and useful plants in the wilderness. We will also discuss the importance of topics like thermoregulation, wilderness first aid, water purification, and rescue signaling.
The AM session classes will take place on the third Saturday of each month, January-April from 9AM-12PM
February 18th: Fire Building
March 18th: Shelter Bulding
April 15th: Finding Water & Food
May 20th: Navigation & Signaling
This is an entry-level series is designed to be fun and attainable for anyone who enjoys the outdoors (minimal physical activity required). If you have ever wondered what skills and tools are needed to thrive in the wilderness, this series is for you!
Meet your teacher, Jason Drevenak!
Jason grew up on his family’s homestead in West Virginia hunting, fishing, hiking, building shelters and making tools. After serving as a medic in the Army and subsequently returning to college, he made a career of teaching people how to engage with the outdoors through various businesses. As an established teacher and founder of the North American Bushcraft School, Jason is setting new roots here in Maryland and West Virginia!
In 2023, Fox Haven will continue to pay $2 from every ticket sale to the Piscataway Land Trust as a LandBack tax for the land Fox Haven inhabits. Land taxes to indigenous nations function similarly to paying rent or a home mortgage. Payments such as a mortgage provide access to living space, whereas LandBack taxes recognize our access to stolen Indigenous land.
· All class ticket sales are considered a donation to Fox Haven and help us to fulfill our mission. Full refunds (minus a 20% processing fee) will be given to any participant canceling at least 30 days prior to the scheduled class date. Due to the nature of full series commitments, no refunds will be processed once the series has started.
· Enrollment cannot be transferred to another class. If you are within the 30-day cancellation period, it is best to request a refund and sign up for the desired replacement.
About LandBack Tax
Beginning in 2022, Fox Haven will pay $2 from every ticket sale to the Piscataway Land Trust as a LandBack tax for the land Fox Haven inhabits. Land taxes to indigenous nations function similarly to paying rent or a home mortgage. Payments such as a mortgage provide access to living space, whereas LandBack taxes recognize our access to stolen Indigenous land.
The Piscataway Land Trust is a long-term Indigenous-led effort led by the 501(c)(3) Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians Inc. to restore and rematriate ancestral land and sovereignty in the Chesapeake region to Piscataway and other Chesapeake Indigenous people. To learn more or pay land tax, visit: www.piscatawayindians.com/projects
In the event that inclement weather is predicted ahead of an event, you will receive 48 hours’ notice of cancellation or rescheduling. Otherwise, the event is assumed to be rain or shine. An alternative location may be provided if shelter is needed. We do not offer refunds for postponed events or no-shows. However, if Fox Haven cancels, a full refund will be issued.