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Scout and Invisibility


  • Holistic Survival School 38 McDaris Cove Road Weaverville, NC, 28787 United States (map)

Have you ever had a feeling in the woods that someone was watching you?  Likely, someone was—a deer, a raccoon, or a red-tailed hawk.  Animals are all around us, and they are master forest ninjas: ever-present, yet mostly invisible. 

 Come join us for a weekend of sneaking, hiding, scouting, and learning what the animals have to teach us about the art of invisibility.  We will cover techniques of camouflage, both applied to the body and also working with the backdrop of the forest environment.  We will practice silent and stealthy movement techniques and some of the subtler arts of merging with your surroundings.  The weekend will culminate with a collaborative game scenario to challenge your new skills! 

Across time and place, scouts have been the eyes and the ears of their people, watching for danger, changes, and opportunities.  These people have a close relationship with the land and use their knowledge in service of the greater good.  We believe that deep understanding of the land coupled with the ability to weave oneself into the fabric of the forest is as important as ever, increasing mindfulness, awareness, a sense of belonging, and inner peace.

  • Cost (includes access to campsites)

    Early Bird (before June 15th) - $300

    Regular ticket  - $350

  • What to bring // Camp sites

    Primitive camping is available for students. Please come prepared! Bring your own tent and sleeping gear, rain gear, camping supplies, eating dish and utensils, and food for the weekend (running water, kitchen and fridge are available on site)

  • Children

    Students 12 and up are welcome with accompanying adult and their own ticket

  • Work Trade

    HoSS never wants people to feel limited by money. If money is the only thing stopping you from attending this class please fill out the work trade application for this class and we can discuss possible options.

  • Questions?:

    Email Luke: HolisticSurvivalSchool@gmail.com

Earlier Event: July 5
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Later Event: July 26
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