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Youth/Teen Camps


White Pine Youth and Teen Programs are designed to connect children back to nature. We offer a variety of Day, After School, Summer, and School Break Camps. Ages 6 and up.


All Youth & Teen CampsSummer Camp Registration is OPEN

Day Camps:

Event Venue Date Description
February 6-8 Year Old Day Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • February 27, 2017 10:00 am

White Pine Day Camps are designed to fully immerse your child in our mentoring model. Your child will be trained in the skills of woodworking, tracking, bird language, naturalist routines, foraging & plant identification and much more. Our mentors will guide your child into an interest of the natural world and if they are ready, Read More

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February 8-12 Year Old Day Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • February 27, 2017 10:00 am

White Pine Day Camps are designed to fully immerse your child in our mentoring model. Your child will be trained in the skills of woodworking, tracking, bird language, naturalist routines, foraging & plant identification and much more. Our mentors will guide your child into an interest of the natural world and if they are ready, Read More

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March 6-8 Year Old Day Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • March 6, 2017 10:00 am

White Pine Day Camps are designed to fully immerse your child in our mentoring model. Your child will be trained in the skills of woodworking, tracking, bird language, naturalist routines, foraging & plant identification and much more. Our mentors will guide your child into an interest of the natural world and if they are ready, Read More

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After School Camps:

Event Venue Date Description
February 8-12 Year Old After School Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • February 22, 2017 4:30 pm

White Pine After School camps are designed to fully immerse your child in our mentoring model. Your child will be trained in the skills of woodworking, tracking, bird language, naturalist routines, foraging & plant identification and much more. Our mentors will guide your child into an interest of the natural world and if they are Read More

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Youth Karate White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • February 22, 2017 6:45 pm

White Pine is pleased to expand its martial arts programming to include youth ages 8-16. Cost is $15 meeting every Wednesday night after our After-School programs. Come train with accomplished Karate black belt Richie Todd. Richie Todd is a 4th degree black belt who has been training for 14 years and teaching for 6 of Read More

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February 6-8 Year Old After School Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • February 23, 2017 4:30 pm

White Pine After School Camps designed to fully immerse your child in our mentoring model. Your child will be trained in the skills of woodworking, tracking, bird language, naturalist routines, foraging & plant identification and much more. Our mentors will guide your child into an interest of the natural world and if they are ready, Read More

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Summer Camps:

Event Venue Date Description
Coyote Scouts 8-12 Yr Old Summer Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • June 5, 2017 9:00 am

Register by March 15 for Early Bird 10% off! *Camps regularly $240 Summer Camps at White Pine are awesome. Complete nature immersion, primitive skills, expert naturalist training and advanced aboriginal technology make up our ‘curriculum’. Storytelling, wandering, awareness training, scouting, and games fill our days with adventure, mystery and fun. We extend a hand for Read More

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Warrior Scout Teen Summer Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • June 5, 2017 9:00 am

Register by March 15 for Early Bird 10% off! *Camps regularly $240 Making the transition from a careless youth to a responsible adult is difficult in any culture. Few adults live happy, connected lives filled with purpose and freedom. Without an inspiring role model many teens rebel against the process of growing up. The result Read More

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Fire Tender- Mentor in Training White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • June 5, 2017 9:00 am

The Fire Tender (Mentor In Training) program is an empowering leadership development opportunity. Available for ages 14-17. Are you a Wilderness Skills Expert? No? No problem. All that is needed to be a Fire Tender is an open mind and a willingness to learn. At White Pine Wilderness Academy we mentor youth in developing deep Read More

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Adult Programs


We offer a full range of expertly mentored wilderness survival and awareness programs for adults. Learn about our four signature Pathways.


All Adult Pathways

Upcoming Programs:

Event Venue Date Description
Foundations of Herbalism Series White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • March 18, 2017 10:00 am

In every indigenous culture, one can find a body of herbal knowledge and practices at the core of traditional medicine. In much of the world, herbal medicine still comprises the modern, mainstream medicine for the masses. Traditional medicine systems view health as a balance of elemental energies at work in the body and in all Read More

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High Speed Survival I ™ White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • May 4, 2017 7:00 pm

Survival means different things to different people. The definition of the term “High Speed Survival” has dual meanings: An in-depth study of the skills necessary to survive “on the go” vs. survival in place. Skills that can be absorbed and applied in real time. If you examine hundreds of case studies across history; from Native Read More

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Sacred Hunt I White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • September 7, 2017 8:00 pm

Sacred Hunt 1 Overview Sacred Hunt 1 is a four day crash course that will get you practicing Indigenous Archery with your own tackle as soon as possible. The greatest emphasis in Sacred Hunt 1 will be the ancient art of bowyery (building a self bow from a wild harvested sapling). This intensive will also Read More

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Inner Tracking I Wild Nature Project
  • October 3, 2017 7:00 pm

About Inner Tracking I Discover how to change the world by changing yourself, and by truly knowing yourself. Learn a powerful set of inner awareness practices that unlocks your creative potential and frees you to craft the life you dream. Learn how to navigate your inner landscape of shadow and light, and touch your true Read More

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Community Classes


White Pine has an active community. Classes and events range from permaculture to martial arts, survival skills workshops and storytelling nights.


All Community Classes

Sustainability Series:

Event Venue Date Description
Saturday Skills White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • March 4, 2017 12:00 pm

First Saturday of each month. Cost $20. Bring your bows, knives, hides or any project you have in the works. Saturday Skills is a great time to: work on a project share a sit spot or wildlife encounter story play some jedi, foam arrow wars or a stalking game perfect your bow drill and hand Read More

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Spirit Tracking White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • March 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Throughout this workshop we will explore, historically how we have come to be who we are, how that appears in the present and approach our future evolution with mindfullness. We will explore language, religion, dreamscape, biology, genetics and chemistry. Through collaborative talking circles, journaling, homework, and deep nature connection activities we will Track our Spirits. Read More

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Gardening Basics White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • March 11, 2017 12:00 pm

Asparagus to Zucchini… We will cover information on cold frames, starting seeds, garden placement, soil type, companion gardening and good bugs/bad bugs. There will be several handouts provided for this three hour workshop but you are encouraged to bring a notebook as well as your questions and success stories. We will be starting a few Read More

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Fitness & Movement

Event Venue Date Description
Youth Karate White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • February 22, 2017 6:45 pm

White Pine is pleased to expand its martial arts programming to include youth ages 8-16. Cost is $15 meeting every Wednesday night after our After-School programs. Come train with accomplished Karate black belt Richie Todd. Richie Todd is a 4th degree black belt who has been training for 14 years and teaching for 6 of Read More

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Adult Karate (Practical Martial Arts) White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • February 22, 2017 7:30 pm

The Course This class will educate students in the principles, techniques, and tactics of Karate as a system of self defense. With this intention, the course will heavily emphasize the physical aspects of Karate, including movement, punching, kicking, blocking, joint locking, and throwing techniques. Furthermore, this will be accomplished by training the three main areas Read More

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Yoga Flow White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • February 23, 2017 7:00 pm

Yoga flow is an Open Level Yoga class taught by certified instructor and former professional dancer Jaclyn Virgin. Her slow flow class focuses on alignment, breath and seamlessly incorporates modifications for beginners and veteran yogis alike. Join Jaclyn for an accessible class to bring you back to your breath, your movement and your smile.Read More

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Community Events

Event Venue Date Description
2nd Annual "Wild Soup" Fundraiser & Open House
  • February 26, 2017 12:00 pm

Last Year’s Wild Soup + Silent Auction + Open House went so great, we’re doing it again. Join us and bring your friends and family on Sunday 2/26/17 to enjoy wild soups made and donated by the White Pine Community, localy made breads, silent auction, school open house and many items in the bookstore will Read More

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Community Service Day White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • March 11, 2017 11:00 am

We had so much fun at the last one we are going to try to do these monthly. There are a number of projects to accomplish at White PIne and sometimes we get behind. Our goals for this winter, in preparation for the upcoming spring/summer season are: to build a firewood shack, a 50 student Read More

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Fire Keeper Adult Volunteers White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • June 5, 2017 9:00 am

Are you passionate about nature connection and love to work with youth? Are you interested in connecting more with our natural world and learn best by doing? Are you able to commit to one of most fun and adventurous weeks possible in Indianapolis? If so, then our Firekeeper Adult Volunteer opportunity is perfect for you. Read More

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Stay Wild Youth Camps Indianapolis
High Speed Survival

Our Classroom is Nature.
Our Curriculum is Thousands of Years Old.


White Pine Wilderness Academy is located on the island of Rocky Ripple in Indianapolis, Indiana between the White River and the canal. Surrounded by riparian habitat, our classroom is the Eastern Deciduous Woodlands. Our curriculum is aboriginal technology, the knowledge of our hunter gatherer ancestors. We use wilderness survival skills and aboriginal technologies to foster a connection with nature and each other. Our Instructors are masters at their craft and are driven by a passion for knowledge.

Aboriginal Technologies. Ancient Skills.
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Mink Tracks

Our Clients & Partners

IPS - Indianapolis Public Schools
National Powow
Cold Springs Academy
Indianapolis Art Center
The Orchard School
Earth Charter Indiana
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indy Hostel
White River Alliance
Oaklandon Elementary


The Children's House
Concious Marketing
Wild Nature Project
Give a child the gift of nature

There are many children in the Indianapolis who are hungry to explore nature but whose families cannot afford luxuries like a simple after-school camp.

For a small donation you can give the gift of wonder and discovery to an at-need child here in our local community.

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Send a kid to class! Small donations, big difference

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Train the body through the skills of survival.
Re-pattern the mind through the science of tracking and bird language.
Confront deepest fears through ancient rites of passage.
Integrate these transformative experiences into the wider circles of family and community.
Matt Shull, WPWA