Primitive Craft Enthusiasts

Join us for a week of exploring ancestral skills! We will be focusing on leather tanning, twining from local plants and eco printing!

Twining Demonstration

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, July 24th–Friday, July 28th 2023
Theme: Leather Tanning

Ages 8–12
Mystic Mesa Learning Farm


Eco printing project at Summer Camp in Bend, OR

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.



9am–3:30pm 5-Day Camp

$347 Early Bird / $377 after February 1st +$25 Materials Fee

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