Learn beginning wilderness survival skills on this engaging, hands-on course. From building a shelter in the forest using the resources available, to starting a fire using flint and steel, youth have the opportunity to learn through doing, including spending the night in the shelter they build for themselves. The course will also teach about some of the ways indigenous communities used the land and its gifts to not only survive, but thrive in what we now call the wilderness. Sahale Outdoors will provide supplies in order to facilitate low-impact shelter-building, and all shelters, fire rings, and other camp structures will be dismantled as a part of the course.
Bushcraft – Edible Plant ID – Shelter Building
Easy: Minimal distance with little to no elevation gain.
Includes gear rental and all entrance fees, permits, and passes.
Our mission is to make outdoor recreation accessible to all. If you cannot afford the total trip cost right now, please send us a brief message to request a discount form.
“It [Lushootseed] is from the beginning strength of the people, and it is from what the Creator put down upon this land for people…. The earth speaks. The animals speak. Everything has a voice.”Vi Hilbert, Grandmother Video Project
The Puyallup tribe in their own language call themselves a name that means “people from the bend at the bottom of the river.” They are one of twelve Lushootseed speaking tribes in the Puget Sound region. The language of Lushootseed has vast diversity and multiple dialects, with each group having their own way of speaking. All dialects were to be honored and respected, reflecting the values of Lushootseed culture such as ‘Be kind, be helpful, be sharing.’
The Lushootseed speaking peoples called the mountain that dominated their horizon Tacoma or Tahoma, a word that may have meant “the mother of all waters.” The Puyallup tribe is calling on the state of Washington to rename the mountain from its current official name of “Rainier.”
Today, the Puyallup Tribe is a recognizable force in the fight for tribal rights, and were a significant player in the Boldt Decision of 1974, establishing the rights of Native Americans in Washington State to fish using traditional methods.
~ This information was found on PuyallupTribe.com