HEADWATERS EARTH SKILLS GATHERING

 MAY 5-8th 2016

The Headwaters Gathering started in 2007 with the intention of creating space for like minded people to come together to share skills, knowledge and inspiration with each other. The focus of the gathering is around learning and passing on the skills of living with the earth as hunters, gatherers, sustainable farmers and stewards; cultivating a deep relationship with the land and knowledge of the natural environment that supports all life. With this knowledge we can empower our ecological and cultural footprints in the modern world and become more resilient in the face of change, as individuals and as a community.

Headwaters Gathering was initially created by a team of dedicated volunteers, committed to bringing friends, naturalists, and earth based skills practitioners together to spend time learning the ways of hunter, gatherer and sustainable farmer as well as to celebrate all the gifts of nature.

The Headwaters Earth Skills Gathering is currently hosted by Sticks and Stones Wilderness School and is run in collaboration with many other organizations and talented presenters from throughout North America.  Want to see more about the history of Headwaters?
HEADWATERS HISTORY

The gathering is open to anyone (including families, elderly and the disabled) who is interested in these ways regardless of your experience level. Please see the participation expectations page to make sure this is the right gathering for you. It is expected that people attending are coming to learn about and practice the skills offered in the workshops, it is not solely a social gathering, a camping trip or a music festival although all of those are part of the experience.

Everyone comes to the Headwaters Gathering at their own risk and understands there are some risks to camping and participating in the activities being offered. Everyone MUST sign a waiver of liability in order to participate. The Headwaters organizers are not liable for any injuries or damage done to personal property that may occur at the gathering.

This years gathering will be held May 5th through 8th at the new camp for Sticks and Stones Wilderness School on  Dickie Lake Road, Baysville, Ontario.
We are located approximately 2.5 hours North of the city of Toronto, 20 minutes South of Huntsville and 20 min East of Bracebridge.  Specific Directions will be sent along with your welcome package upon registration.  Click the button at the bottom of the page!

The event costs $120/adults, $50/youth (13 – 18) & Free for 12 & under

** You may wish to bring a little extra cash as some workshops may have a materials fee such as the knife making workshop or blacksmithing. You may also want to purchase goods from people during the community market.

Your fee goes towards pre-gathering planning and administration such as the web page, insurance, firewood, supplies for stewardship project and supplies for hosting the event.

On top of your registration fee you are also expected to help with camp chores such as: camp clean up, splitting firewood, setting up washing stations, cleaning outhouses, etc. You will be assigned a work crew upon arrival. All attendees are also expected to help out with the group stewardship project.  Registration link is at the bottom of this page.

EVENT DETAILS

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HEADWATERS PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION

This is where you start to get the ball rolling and register for this years event! Click the “register here” button below if you are planning on attending as a participant!

REGISTER HERE!

PRESENTER APPLICATION

Got some Skills you want to share?  This is where you start if you are thinking of contributing to the event as a guest presenter/instructor and would like to showcase what value you will bring to the gathering. Click the button below to get started!
APPLY HERE!

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Volunteers are an important part of the Gathering each year and we invite all those that have volunteered in the past as well as those that are interested in helping out over the course of the weekend! Click the button below to get started!
APPLY HERE!