Code of Conduct
Repeat after me. Ready? Ok.
1. I will look after my body, heart, and whole self. That means dressing for the weather, paying attention to my body's cues, and speaking up if I need help.
2. I will look after other people. That means considering the impact of my words and actions on the group, and always looking for ways to help the people around me.
3. I will look after my surroundings. That means taking care of my belongings, asking before taking, considering the impact of my actions on the land, and always looking for ways to take care of the environment.
4. I will do my best to look after all nonhuman living things. That means not farting in the presence of deer (they hate it!), staying aware of animals' comfort and safety (no heckling porcupines, please!), only harvesting plants in the right amount from the right place, and always looking for ways to help take care of other creatures.
So help me beaver.
Please arrive with boots, mittens, hat, layers, snow or rain pants, warm socks on your body. In your bag, please bring
- one or two pairs of extra mittens
- one pair of extra socks
- optional: full change of clothing, just in case. This can be stored in an instructor's car for the day.
- A low-garbage lunch, including two snacks and at least 750mL of liquid in reusable bottle. Hot chocolate or tea is lovely in the cold weather! NO NUTS PLEASE.
- OPTIONAL: binoculars, sled, field guides, other nature-ey things; a fixed-blade whittling knife by invitation of instructors only.
Please make sure that your child's backpack is comfy and not too heavy to carry for the day. If the necessary items are unmanageable, please speak with an instructor and they'll help you out.
Please leave any electronics, toys, or very precious belongings or clothing at home. It will all almost certainly become wet, dirty, and covered in porcupine pee.