sacred hunting

Aug 7-10
a beautiful woodland site on Dartmoor
£235 per child (12-16 years)
5pm monday - 4pm thursday

The Sacred Hunt channels a young person's natural aggression and energy in a positive and focused way. They learn true respect ; for life, for eachother and for themselves. They learn to honour something and give thanks whilst having an exciting adventure which is both a great maturing experience and a lot of fun. Participants will have magical experiences of watching animals and birds without being seen, moving silently through the woods and having a great time practicing and then hunting with the others.

Activities include:

  • Making and using primitive weapons including bows and arrows, throwing sticks, and spears
  • Becoming invisible to sneak up on and stalk animals.
  • Reading the tracks and signs of animals to find out where they live and how to get close to them.
  • Learning bird language so we know of the far off movement of predators and prey beyond our eyesight or hearing.
  • Bushcraft such as making fires and sleeping in shelters

All food is provided on this event.

Course leader: Sam Kouzarides.
Sam was home educated throughout his childhood and spent most of his time exploring and learning in nature, very often in the company of his inspirational grandfather. He studied Countryside Management and Conservation and has worked on conservation projects in the UK and Madagascar. He developed his passion for outdoor education while working as a ranger for the National Trust and other organisations around the UK. Outside of WildWise Sam’s work includes leading regular groups at Acorns Learning, nature connection mentoring, and he still keeps his hand in with conservation contracting and tree surgery. Sam works with a healthy combination of playful energy and a relaxed and easy manner and likes nothing more than a good adventure.