After-School Sessions in Rocky Ripple
March 15, 2024 at 12pm noon: After School Enrollment begins!
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Our After-School Teen Sessions are an excellent way for teens to unplug, immerse in nature, and train in wilderness skills. Teens are at the height of defining their identities and love exploring the archetypes of the Shikari Wilderness System.
Shikari is a community operating system structured around wilderness skills, naturalist training, seasonal rhythms and self empowerment, utilized for all age groups. We feel it is the most comprehensive wilderness training system available, designed to create holistic Skills Practitioners embodied in their own Peace, Power and Purpose.
Our programs guide teens through reconnecting with nature, community, ancestry, indigenous wisdom and themselves. The methodology evolved through decades of research and experimentation with Wilderness Skills and Regenerative Community Design. Focused Teens will be offered guidance through ceremonial Rites of Passage into Councils and peer groups.
Our After-School Sessions are located at our Rocky Ripple campus, our home base since 2014. Rocky Ripple is a quiet neighborhood, tucked in between the Indianapolis Canal and the Wapahani (White) River, and is loved by many for it’s peace and quiet. Here, we explore the beautiful woods and shorelines of the river to connect ourselves to nature.
Our campus is a private, partially-fenced space with everything you’d need for having fun learning about nature: an archery range, flint-napping area, climbing wall, primitive cob house, multiple fire pits, a yurt, a tree house, super-high monkey bars, chicken coop, skinning area, wood splitting area, individual lockers for gear, a climbing rope/swing, and so much more.
We adventure into the woods almost daily, just blocks from our campus. Rocky Ripple is a riparian habitat, exhibiting traits from both terrestrial and aquatic systems. So what do we find? Sycamore trees, wild ginger, crawdads, chickweed, sunfish, turtles, red-tailed hawks, barred owls, burdock, an occasional coyote in the distance, and so much more.
Our After-School Teen Sessions meet on Fridays from 4-7pm. We allow a rolling drop-off time to accommodate different school dismissal times.
We meet at a consistent location with the same teachers throughout the whole school year. Class size is limited to 10 kids, with a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:5. We are outside 99% of the time, with students only going inside in the case of restroom breaks or severe weather threats.
After-School Sessions are structured into 8 sessions throughout the year that each last 4 weeks. Each session dives into the Guilds, Games, Science and Training of that time of year. Families are welcome to register for any number of sessions. Keep in mind that we may offer pop-up sessions occasionally, so follow us on social media for updates.