Events

Chehaw hosts a variety of events throughout the year. From Conservation Lecture Series to music concerts, fundraisers to cornhole tournaments: there is a Chehaw event for everyone!

Dec 6-8 Traditional Skills Gathering

This extended weekend is lead by experienced instructors teaching traditional/primitive skills used by Native peoples around the world.

Skills taught might include flint knapping, fire by friction, natural fiber cordage, bone tools, basketry, pottery, bows & arrows, atlatls & darts, edible & medicinal plants, blowguns, brain tan buckskin, twined bags, fingerweaving, traps & snares, fishing technologies and more!

Participants ages 12 & up are invited to take part
in a unique and educational weekend.

Early Bird Registration (by Nov 22)
Age 16+ $150
Ages 12 -15 $95

Registration (Nov 23- Dec 3)
Age 16 & up- $175
Age 12 -15 years-- $105

Featured Instructors:
 Scott Jones – Media Prehistoria, Past president of The Society of Primitive Technology,
Archaeologist and primitive technology expert
 Colbert Sturgeon – National Geographic’s’ “Live Free or Die” personality and Survival arts
specialist
 Jackie Briggs – Twined bags, corn shuck dolls and basketry.
 Mike Stuckey – Primitive pottery
 Nick Baker- Flint and steel fire
 Ed Lunderman- Leather working
 Brian Floyd- Archaeologist teaching shell and bone tools, various primitive skills
 Ken Purdy- Blacksmithing
 Karen Kirkland – KarBenKreations, Pine Needle Baskets, Loom Weaving and Spinning
 Ben Kirkland – Chehaw’s Director of Natural Resources, All-round primitive technologies
**Additional instructors will be added as needed & based upon enrollment**

Traditional Skills Gathering Session (Ages 12+):
 Thursday: Camp Site check in
 Friday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 Saturday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 Sunday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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