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Survival Skills for
any world future…
for your child.

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Start on any Wednesday at 2pm
(Call Ben for other days available)

Sept-Oct 2019 or
March-May 2020

Two 9-week Class Programs
at Los Gatos Farms
HERE for location)

Join local kids in Fall/Spring for
after-school in the outdoor world:
2pm-4:30pm Wednesdays,
ages 8 to 12.

(or Wednesdays 10:30am-1:30pm in Spring
for Ocean Grove homeschoolers, ages 5 to 14)

Stone Tool Expert Ben Walker  teaching arrowsmithing and flintknapping.

Stone Tool Expert Ben Walker teaching arrowsmithing and flintknapping.

Rain or Shine, your kids outdoors!
Start on any Wednesday
during Sept-Oct 2019.
See the below videos.

START NOW for ages 8+ (or join the class online as a family, all ages):

Join us each week for a class at Tribal Wisdom Academy!

Fall 2019 Ranger Class Series:

  • Sept 11: Essential First Aid Skills

  • Sept 18: Woodcraft saws and knives

  • Sept 25: Make a Trail Car (see video)

  • Oct 2: Your Bug-out Backpack

  • Oct 9: Ropes and Knot Fu Skills

  • Oct 16: Codes and Communications

  • Oct 23: BB gun Skills and Safety

  • Oct 30: Axemanship Skills

  • Nov 6: Spear Ballista Mathematics

Spring 2020 Survival Class Series:

  • March 18: Make your Survival Kit

  • March 25: Survival Shelters

  • April 1: Rocket Stove Science

  • April 8: Fire-by-Friction Expert

  • April 15: Naturalist

  • April 22: Survival Trapper

  • April 29: Survival Archer

  • May 6: Stone Tool Maker

  • May 13: Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge

  • (If a parent paid for an above date and your child was absent for any reason, your student may attend the General Make-up Class on May 20th, 2020).


Los Gatos after-school Kids!
Wednesdays 2pm-4:30pm

This afternoon class is for local early-dismissal school kids, age 8 to 12, to meet out in the woods and do our cool classes. Each class is taught by Tribal Wisdom Academy Mentors. Your children will experience opportunities to grow in emotional intelligence by being allowed to work through their experiences with each other with Mentor guidance, rather than just hearing a lecture. Students get to make new and deeper friendships, and discover who they are. Each class gives your child a traditional human childhood, in the woods where it all began.

Kids in our local mountain community who get out of school early on Wednesdays may arrive late if needed. (Although parents usually pick up their kids from school early, during their school's lunch period). Please also pack a hardy snack for your child (or a serious hotdog meal) for the 4pm-4:30pm closing campfire.

This is an AUTOMATIC 3-pay Payment Plan, with no added fees.

The tuition for each class date is $75. and students may start the series on any date.

Space is limited. Students must commit to attending each class after their start date.

(Although if you need to miss one class after your start date, we have a make-up day in the Spring).

START DATE & 3-Payment Plan (pay 1 now, then in 30 and 60 days):
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Parent's best email address:
Student name and age:

To add siblings, please use the above PayPal Button separately for each child.

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Plus we have Spring
Homeschooler Wednesdays
at 10:30am to 1:30pm

The Wednesday morning classes are for any homeschooler age 5 to 14. (Although a parent is required for each student age 8 or younger, until the student demonstrates enough grit to be outdoors with the gang).

(Anyone can join the morning class, but if your homeschoolers are registered at Ocean Grove Charter School, you can also ask your Education Specialist for a Purchase Order for the Spring 2020 Semester: Tribal Wisdom Academy is Vendor # 15848, Teacher Ben Walker. Please name our 9 classes as “Applied Sciences”, at a $810 total, or $90 per class day. And please list the class dates on the P.O. as March 18 to May 22, 2020. Note that your Ocean Grove Charter School policy states that during the class, O.G. students cannot shoot the bows that they make, carve with knives, nor attain fire during the class. Please pack a lunch for the 12:30pm campfire and be prepared for an adventure outdoors!)

ALSO: Private School field days

Private schools (or homeschool groups) may instead book weekly classes with your choice of Tuesdays, Thursday or Fridays. Contact Ben to get all 9 Spring classes, which begin on March 12 through May 2019. Private groups may include ages 5 through teenagers. The program can be customized to fit your group during Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.

Text or call Director Ben Walker to talk about what works best for your group or school. 408-898-8222

Wednesday REGULAR AFTER-SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS for local early-dismissal kids: Please use the above PayPal Button.

Wednesday REGULAR AFTER-SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS for local early-dismissal kids: Please use the above PayPal Button.

Tribal Wisdom Academy, LLC.
PO BOX 1086
Los Gatos, CA 95030

E.I.N. # 47-1937599

Please TEXT the Camp Office at 408-898-8177

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Teacher, Founder, Director Ben Jamin Walker has been teaching kids in the outdoors for over 40 years. From decades in the Boy Scouts to travels with tribes in over 30 countries and 15-years teaching over 30,000 kids in Yosemite for Merced County office of Education, Ben now shares his wealth of skills and experience with the students of Tribal Wisdom Academy and at his TWA summer camps.