Stay Wild.

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.

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Aboriginal Technologies. Ancient Skills.
Youth Programs
Adult Programs
Coals started
Bows made
Mink Tracks
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.

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
School for Community Learning
Concious Marketing
The Children's House
Wild Nature Project
Wild Nature Project