Category: Hawk Circle

Week 4: The art of shelter building

Dear Hawk Circle Families, This past week, we spent our day learning a new skill that delves into our preparation for our overnight – shelter building! While we won’t be building our shelter at the overnight, it brings up some important points of how…

Week 3: Testing our senses

Hello everyone! Last week at Hawk Circle, after joining our hearts and minds with thanksgiving and having our snack, there was some curiosity about the plan for the day! I had all of my bandanas out, which can only mean a couple of things…

Week 2: Storytelling Circle and Tracking!

Dear Hawk Circle Families, As I drove into Boulder yesterday and saw the clouds looming over the Flatirons, I knew the day would be a magical one! A beautiful guest joined us today; a storyteller that many of you might know: Jane! She has…

Week 1: Relearning the Land

Welcome back, Hawk Circle families! We had a joyous first day at Chautauqua last Monday. We welcomed our wonderful new intern, Melissa. In order to welcome her into the circle, we began our day with an epic snowball fight! The snow was just perfect…

Week 9: Ancestral Ties and Potluck Celebration

Dear Hawk Circle Families, Pinar, Rivi and I want to extend our deepest gratitude to you all for joining us for the beautiful potluck celebration this past Monday! What a wonderful gathering it was! We are impressed by your ability to stick out the…

Week 8: Shelter building

Dear Hawk Circle families, This week at Hawk Circle, we spent the majority of our day building a shelter for Hawk Circle! After a quick game and a round of gratitude, Pinar showed the girls how to build a small one-person shelter. We wanted…

Week 7: Delving deeper into hiding

I see, I remember. I do, I understand. I do again, I understand even more! This week was one of those weeks where our plan changed throughout the day. Those days are my favorite, because we are able to really go with the flow…

Week Six: Hawks practice Camouflage and Stalking!

Dear Hawk Circle Families, Today was a busy day of exploring for the Hawks! To begin, we decided it was a good day to remind the group about our four agreements, just as a refresher. We talked about how important it is to make…

Week Five: Nature Names and Awareness

Dear Hawk Circle Families, Over the years, we have had the pleasure of watching your daughters grow in so many ways! Not only have they grown taller, but their nature connection has deepened so much more than we could have imagined! Today we continued…

Week four: Organic Artwork

Today, we painted. And not only did we paint, but we made our own paints! Over the last few weeks, we have gathered organic materials, made yucca paint brushes, and talked about the messages that our ancestors have left us on cave walls and…

Week 3: Yucca paint brushes

Today was an energetic day at Hawk Circle! The girls were bursting with excitement, so we played a long game of Raccoon Steals Doughnut. The girls were very sneaky and giggly, which was a difficult combination in this game of stealth. We followed the…

Week 2: Harvest for primitive paints

Sweet Pea flowers, bark, choke cherries, sumac, rose hips, sunflower petals, juniper berries, black stones, charcoal, yellow dock, and so much more!!   Today at Hawk Circle we began a project that may span a few weeks: learning the craft of making primitive paints!…