Tag: chautauqua

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: Working in community

Today was a day filled with community. What a wonderful thing it is to come together as a group – working and playing for the benefit of all! The day started out with something new – Brady, one of the mentors for Magpie circle…

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 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 Six: Friction Fire Challenge!

Dear Robin Circle Families, Each time we meet with this wonderful group, we are all so impressed with the maturity, patience, and intelligence of each of your daughters. We are able to challenge them beyond what we could have imagined, and they are so…

Week 5: Getting in touch with our senses

Our senses are our innate connection to the natural world. We hear the rustle in the bushes of an oncoming predator, we see a safe and special spot for shelter, we taste what nourishes us and what ails us, we smell the soothing scent…

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: Learning the land

Dear Robin Circle Families, Last week was so much fun, I didn’t even get a chance to take photos! We spent most of the day exploring Chautauqua, specifically the McClintock trail where past Robin Circle has spent much of their time. During our wander,…