Wilderness Survival Class
for the Outdoor Child!

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Start on any Wednesday
March 13th thru May 2019
9-week Class Program
at Los Gatos Farms
HERE for location)

Wednesdays in the woods
1:30-4:30pm for ages 8 to 12,
(or 10am-1pm for homeschoolers, ages 5 to 14)

Stone Tool Scientist Ben Walker  teaching arrowsmithing and flintknapping.

Stone Tool Scientist Ben Walker teaching arrowsmithing and flintknapping.

Rain or Shine, your kids outdoors!
Start any week!
See the below videos from classes last year.

WHY join us for the ultimate in traditional outdoor childhood? - "Today’s long school days and media-addictions are sadly replacing the time required for actual human childhood, and the experience required for full human development. Tribal Wisdom Academy prepares kids for life, and for any world future.” - Ben and Claire Walker

START on any Wednesday at the Farm (or take the class online):

Hot Rod Mechanics build, test and learn... old school! Start any week!

  • March 13 Dad’s Toolbox 

  • Mar 20 Survival Shelters

  • Mar 27 Rocket Stove Science

  • Apr 3 Fire-by-Friction Expert

  • Apr 17 Naturalist Skills

  • Apr 24 Outdoor Survival

  • May 1  Robin Hood Archer

  • May 15 Hot Rod Mechanic

  • May 22 Emergency Preparedness

  • (If a parent paid for an above date and your child was absent for any reason, your student may attend the May 29th Make-up Class).

Use the BELOW Paypal Button to subscribe to our Early Bird automatic 3-Payment Plan: (One payment today, then the same listed amount in 30-days and in 60-days).

To sign-up additional children, you will need to use the below PayPal Button again, and create a Payment Plan Subscription for each child.

Or instead click the green button ABOVE to Pay-in-Full for 1 or more students together.

How many classes, in 3-Payments (1 now, then in 30 and 60 days)
Which class sessions?
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The PayPal Payment Plan Button above will allow you to use regular bank or credit cards. Just click the above “Buy Now” button, then afterwards choose “PayPal Check Out” to see the card options (before you actually need to log-in to PayPal).


Los Gatos After-school Kids!
Wednesdays 1:30pm-4:30pm

Wednesdays 1:30pm to 4:30pm: This afternoon class includes many local school kids, age 8 to 12, out in the woods doing our cool classes. The class is taught by Professional Tribal Wisdom Academy Mentors and includes fun small group projects. Your children will get to experience opportunities to grow in emotional intelligence by being allowed to work through their experiences with each other, rather than be lectured on what is right and wrong. Students get to make new and deeper friendships, and discover who they are. Each class gives your child actual 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. (Parents usually pick up their kids from school at the beginning of their school's lunch period). Please pack a hardy snack for your child (or a serious hotdog meal) for the 4pm-4:30pm closing campfire.

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The Wednesday 10am-1pm morning classes are for any homeschooler age 5 to 14, (with a parent required for each student age 7 or younger). Anyone can join the class, but if your homeschoolers are registered at Ocean Grove Charter School, you can also ask your Education Specialist for a Purchase Order. Tribal Wisdom Academy is Vendor # 15848, Teacher Ben Walker, 9 class sessions in Applied Sciences, $810 total (or $90 per class day) and please date the P.O. March 12 to May 22, 2019. (Note that Ocean Grove policy states that during the class 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!

Homeschool Group Tuesdays 10am-1pm

Groups of 10 to 30 homeschoolers may instead book Tuesday classes. Sign up now to get all 9 Tuesday classes, which begin on March 12 through May 2019. Private groups may include ages 5 through teenagers, (with a parent required to attend with each child age 5 to 7). The Tuesday program does not qualify for Ocean Grove funding, and OG families choose Tuesdays (or Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm) to pay-out-of-pocket and get a fully authentic human childhood (real tools, real fire). Please contact Ben and Claire to RSVP now. 408-898-8222

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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

Or TEXT questions to the Camp Director
408-898-8222 - Ben Jamin Walker

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To optionally see the SPRING 2019 Wednesday class online. Use our standard registration form to sign-up now.

Online families get to see part of every Wednesday Class, for one low tuition of $40 for the entire Spring Quarter! Click    HERE    and choose the Wednesday 2pm Online option.

Online families get to see part of every Wednesday Class, for one low tuition of $40 for the entire Spring Quarter! Click HERE and choose the Wednesday 2pm Online option.

Teacher, Founder, Director Ben Jamin Walker has been teaching kids outdoors for 40 years. From decades in the Boy Scouts to travels with tribes in over 30 countries, Ben shares a wealth of skills and experience with the Tribal Wisdom Academy students in the Spring Classes and at the TWA summer camps in 2019.