Primitive Craft Enthusiasts

Join us for a week of exploring ancestral skills! We will be focusing on leather tanning and twining with local plants.

Primitive craft enthusiasts summer camp

Students Will:

  • Create a primitive craft such as leather, natural dyed fabric, salve or rattle

  • Learn the basics of wildcrafting

  • Learn how create twine from plant fiber

  • Practice plant identification for medicinal and crafting use

Dates, Times, Locations, and Ages:

Monday, August 12th–Friday, August 16th 2024
Theme: Leather Tanning

Ages 8–12
Powell Plains

Powell Plains Location will be a Drop-Off & Van Ride to Central Oregon Outskirts!  Specific Locations for our day trips will all be with river access and we will send out a list of locations at the beginning each week of camp.


Class Description:

Calling all creators! This is a camp for primitive enthusiasts who want to make some awesome crafts with raw materials harvested straight from the wild. Let’s face it: showing off your skills with some sweet primitive bling brings out the caveman in us all. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make twine from scratch, dye from plants, or leather from skin then you’ve got a primitive hunger that needs to be fed! In this camp, we spotlight the material side of primitive skills. Each week will have a major craft that is the focus of the camp, in addition to some more foundational skills like twining and knot making. All of this infused with games, play and the typical Wildheart magic make for an inspiring experience that won’t soon be forgotten.


Boy in Primitive Craft Enthusiasts Summer Camp

9am–3:30pm 5-Day Camp

$407 + $17 Materials Fee

Payment Plans are available through our registration system. Sibling and Multi-Session Discounts Apply!