Six families camped out in Hurley, NY on private land for 3 nights and four days. Earth Living Skills instructors Ian MacKinnon, Zach Fisher and Javier Bedoya facilitated activities and projects and Nancye Good cooked for the group. We had beautiful weather for most of the weekend and a little rain Monday morning. We did the following activities: burnt out bowls, one match fires, cordage, tail tag including some new variations (alligator and wild boar to name a few). We did a few wandering plant walks and gathered dogbane as well as tea ingredients and pine pitch. Zach made "poo glue" using the pine pitch and deer scat and charcoal. Zach also whittled a paddle and a flex bow out of hickory which was also collected off the landscape. Ian and Javier led the groups and coached some people in making bowdrill and hand drill fires. Ian led a night time fire stalk game in a lovely field past a quarry. We had a cook out feast Sunday evening and more games in the field. Monday culminated with an instructor five minute one match fire challenge in the rain! It was a great opportunity for people to slow down and decompress and meet some new friends and reconnect with each other and nature.