Connect With NAture & Find Your Place
BIPOC Forest Bathing Immersion-August
Where & When
COVID-19 Safety Protocols:
-Negative COVID-19 test taken five days prior to trip
-Health screen day of trip
This trip is based on a $275-525 sliding scale to support operating costs. If you would like to sponsor a ticket for someone please purchase a second ticket with "Sponsorship" in the comments. Donations for scholarships can also be made on our Donation Page. Please contact Raei@the-rusty-anvil for scholarship information.
The forest bathing immersion is centered around BIPOC individuals in their journey towards reclamation and reconnection to the natural world. These immersions offer opportunity to experience the healing benefits of the natural world through various mindfulness-based forest bathing activities and space to engage in collaborative activities and conversation that build connection with human and more-than-human kin. Participants also learn naturalist skills that empower them to take wilderness trips in confidence. Participants learn skills such as how to set up tents, pack a backpacking pack, navigate with and without a compass, start a fire, tie knots, and identify various plants and trees in community with other BIPOC individuals. These immersions are intended to bridge the gap between marginalized communities and nature, and offer safe spaces to connect to the natural world.
Accessibility & Logistics:
Trail: Long Trail, Big Branch Wilderness, Mount Tabor VT
**Due to safety concerns for the group, we do not disclose specific sleeping locations prior to registration. I understand this may cause some concerns/ feelings around uncertainty for folks looking to register and want to respect what may arise. Please reach out to email@example.com if you feel you need more specific information before registration.**
Here is a general itinerary for our time together. General intinerary is subject to change based on the group's needs and comfort level.
Day 1: Diving into the skills : backpacking 101
Day 2: On the trail : landing in the body and connecting with the land
Day 3: Community time & activities, forest bathing activies.
Day 4: Pack up & head out, hike to summit, share council/ debrief.
WHAT IS PROVIDED TO YOU:
- gear (your own tent, backpacks, sleepings bags, sleeping pads, etc).
- food and snacks
- transportation to/from trailhead (will need one volunteer to caravan)
WHAT IS NOT PROVIDED TO YOU:
- transportation to/from meeting location
- personal gear (clothes, shoes, toiletries, etc)
- Specialty personal snacks (we will provide snacks for everyone but cannot provide specific snacks for dietary needs other than gluten-free folks)
- August 19-22 ticket$275$2750$0
- Early bird ticket$175$1750$0