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White Pine’s unique expression of the 8 Shields Nature Connection Model (Jon Young) provides a year long framework for immersion. Overnight expeditions as well as ongoing correspondence with our Shikari Handbook, guide participants into a profound connection with themselves, their environment, their community, their own ancestry, and the Indigenous to place.

Ideal for professional educators, parents, naturalists and skills practitioners.

One year-long immersion into all of the Guilds and strategies of a White Pine Wilderness Mentor.

8 Saturday sessions meeting from 10am – 4pm

One overnight expedition in Hoosier National Forest. 9 am Sat – 5 pm Sunday, 2 meals included


Your non-refundable registration fee of $75 is the first month’s payment, due at the time of registration.

You will be invoiced for subsequent months after the classes have begun, $75 each month for 10 months.

Payments are due on the first of each month, with a $25 late fee to be assessed for past due invoices after the fifth of each month.

Total Cost: $825

  • Shikari Session 5
    July 11, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Shikari Session 6
    September 12, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Shikari Session 7 Overnight
    September 26, 2020 - September 27, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Shikari Session 8
    October 17, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Shikari Session 9
    November 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Venue Phone: (317) 774-6360

841 W 53rd St, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208, United States

Questions? Please call us!
Email or call M–F, 9am–5pm EST Monday-Friday
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White Pine Commitment

You are Our Community

Each person's connection to nature is unique and deeply personal. We are here to help facilitate that journey. We are committed to meeting your needs as parents and students. Our teachers are here as a resource for you.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our objective is to facilitate impactful, transformative and positive wilderness experiences. We encourage parents and adult students to reach out to us before class begins and ask any questions you might have to be sure White Pine Wilderness Academy is the right setting for yourself or your child.

Changed Your Mind?

We supply and staff our courses according to the expected class size well in advance. If you have registered for a class and need to cancel, please let us know more than 30 days in advance of the course and we will deliver a full refund. If your cancellation is less than 30 days in advance, we will need to charge the full amount of the course.