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Homeschool / Youth Camps


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


All Homeschool & Youth Camps

Day Camps:

Event Venue Date Description
August Homeschool Day Camp Ages 6-8 White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • August 21, 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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August Homeschool Day Camp - Teens White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • August 22, 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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August Homeschool Day Camp Ages 8-12 White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • August 22, 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
August After School Camp Ages 8-12 White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • August 21, 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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August After School Camp - Teens White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • August 21, 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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After School Camp Ages 6-8 White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • August 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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Overnight Camps:

Event Venue Date Description
August Overnight Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • August 26, 2017 12:00 pm

White Pine overnight camps are awesome! These epic adventures include night games, campfire stalks, scouting missions and all our usual curriculum of nature, skills, and movement. Overnight camps are available to only 12 Coyote or Warrior Scouts per month and are led by White Pine Founder Matt Shull along with one assistant. Campers sleep together Read More

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September Overnight Camp White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • September 16, 2017 12:00 pm

White Pine overnight camps are awesome! These epic adventures include night games, campfire stalks, scouting missions and all our usual curriculum of nature, skills, and movement. Overnight camps are available to only 12 Coyote or Warrior Scouts per month and are led by White Pine Founder Matt Shull along with one assistant. Campers sleep together Read More

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Summer Camp Registration begins January 1st

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
Kettlebell & Bodyweight Training White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • August 19, 2017 10:00 am

Kettle Bell & Bodyweight Training Mondays + Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm Saturdays 10am – 11am This kettlebell and bodyweight training course is based on the 5 Elements Conditioning System, a holistic program for fitness. The 5 elements are mobility, stability, strength, power, and endurance. Each element will be developed utilizing principles, methods, and techniques from Read More

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Introduction to Foraging and Medicine Making White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • September 17, 2017 1:00 pm

Foraging and herbal medicine are ancient practices that help meet our basic organic needs. We have been gathering wild plants for food and medicine for longer than we have been Homo sapiens. Engage your primal instincts with this four-week primer to foraging and medicine making. Each week, we gather seasonally abundant wild plants to make Read More

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Inner Tracking I Wild Nature Project
  • October 5, 2017 7:00 pm

About Inner Tracking I Discover how to change the world by changing yourself, and by truly knowing yourself. <x_gap=10px> 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 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:

Fitness & Movement

Event Venue Date Description
Kettlebell & Bodyweight Training White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • August 19, 2017 10:00 am

Kettle Bell & Bodyweight Training Mondays + Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm Saturdays 10am – 11am This kettlebell and bodyweight training course is based on the 5 Elements Conditioning System, a holistic program for fitness. The 5 elements are mobility, stability, strength, power, and endurance. Each element will be developed utilizing principles, methods, and techniques from Read More

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Kid Fitness White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • August 21, 2017 6:45 pm

Kid Fitness Mondays + Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:20pm The kid fitness classes are designed for children ages 8-15. If your child is under 8 and interested, they are welcome to try it. The kid fitness program is similar in scope to the adult Kettle Bell & Bodyweight Training, meaning an ever-increasing movement vocabulary while always Read More

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Youth Karate White Pine Wilderness Academy
  • August 24, 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 Sunday morning at 10 am. 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 them. He Read More

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Community Events

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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


Concious Marketing
The Children's House
Wild Nature Project
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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Sponsor A Youth

Send a kid to class! Small donations, big difference

Visit the scholarship page for details
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