Stay Wild.

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.


More about Youth Camps

Upcoming Camps:

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Event Venue Date Description
December 6-8 Year Old Day Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • December 12, 2016 10:00 am

Our Wilderness Experience is a month long series 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 Read More

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December Teen Day Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • December 13, 2016 10:00 am

Our Wilderness Experience is a month long series 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 Read More

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December 8-11 Year Old Day Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • December 13, 2016 10:00 am

Our Wilderness Experience is a month long series 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 Read More

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December Teen After School Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • December 14, 2016 4:30 pm

Our Wilderness Experience is a month long series 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 Read More

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December 8-11 Year Old After School Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • December 14, 2016 4:30 pm

Our Wilderness Experience is a month long series 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 Read More

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December 6-8 Year Old After School Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • December 15, 2016 4:30 pm

Our Wilderness Experience is a month long series 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 Read More

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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
Saturday Skills White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • January 7, 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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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
Just Sitting 317 (meditation)
  • December 11, 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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Saturday Skills White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • January 7, 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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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.

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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

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