Stay Wild.

Adult Programs

We have a variety of opportunities for adults to become connected to White Pine and engage in their natural environment. We offer weekly trainings, week-long intensives, and over night quests. Programs run throughout the year and are welcome to those in town and out-of-state.

Movement Training Calendar

Upcoming Programs:

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Event Venue Date Description
Foundations of Western Herbalism White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • October 27, 2016 6:45 pm

The Foundations of Western Herbal Medicine intensive is a weekly series of classes focused on understanding the body systems and their interactions through the lens of western traditions in herbal medicine. We begin with the theoretic and historical foundations of clinical western herbalism and bring them into modern-day practice. Thereafter, classes feature a topic following Read More

High Speed Survival ™ Brighton Recreation Area Michigan
  • November 3, 2016 8:00 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


Youth/Teen Programs

White Pine Youth and Teen Programs are designed to connect our children back to nature through experience and knowledge. We offer a variety of Day, After School, School Break Camps for ages 6 and up. Nature is our classroom.

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Upcoming Camps:

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Event Venue Date Description
October Youth Camps (6-8 year old- Day & After School) White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • October 24, 2016 10:00 am

All Dates Available through “Register”

Oct Youth Camps (8-11 yr old- Day & After School) White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • October 25, 2016 10:00 am

All Dates Available through “Register”

October Youth Camp (Teen- Day & After School) White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • October 25, 2016 10:00 am

All Dates Available through “Register”

Youth Karate White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • October 26, 2016 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


The Academy

White Pine Wilderness Academy is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. We use wilderness survival skills and aboriginal technologies to foster a connection with nature and each other. We offer Adult Workshops, Youth & Teen Programs and Community Events year round. Our school is open to all cultures, religions, and backgrounds.

Community Class Dates

Community Events:

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Event Venue Date Description
Community Skills Mondays White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • October 24, 2016 5:00 pm

Every Monday from 5-8 pm with special presentations beginning at 6 pm Our Community Learning & Skills Nights are opportunities to gather together and practice, research, and discuss the knowledge that we find most valuable. Some evenings may be completely open to bring a passion to work on and some evenings may offer a lecture Read More

Storytelling Indy: Legends and Lore White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • October 26, 2016 7:30 pm

Another night of beautifully simple entertainment. We are back in the storytelling season! We begin this series with Legends and Lore. We will have tellers ready to present but please also come with your own tales to tell. There is no specific format to follow. You may come with a story memorized or use assistance Read More

Just Sitting 317 (meditation)
  • October 30, 2016 7:45 am

Please join us Sunday mornings for Zazen sitting meditation. Schedule: 7:45am-8:00 introduction/set up 8:00-8:20 zazen 8:20-8:25 kinhin 8:25-8:45 zazen 8:45-9:00 break~ 9:00-9:20 zazen 9:20-9:25 kinhin 9:25-9:45 zazen 9:45-10:00 cleanup/put away. *Please do not enter during zazen; you may enter during kinhin or break. *Please, no shorts in zendo (yurt) *No Registration requiredRead More


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Aboriginal Technologies. Ancient Skills.

Located on the island of Rocky Ripple 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 offer a wide range of intensives for adults and youth. Subjects range from Traditional Bow Building to Wild Foraging. Our Instructors are masters at their craft and are driven by a passion for knowledge.

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

Coals started
Bows made
Mink Tracks
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

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