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Sat, Oct 05



Friction Fire Campout - OCT 2024

In this weekend workshop you will learn about different friction fire methods used around the globe. You'll learn basic carving techniques to make your own kit, how to find good tinder material, and how to birth a coal.

Friction Fire Campout - OCT 2024
Friction Fire Campout - OCT 2024

Where & When

Oct 05, 2024, 1:00 PM – Oct 06, 2024, 3:00 PM

Petersburg, Petersburg, NY 12138, USA


The BIPOC friction fire workshop is an overnight experience to learn and practice the art of fire birthing. 

We will talk about friction fire as an ancestral healing practice and explore different methods from regions aroun the globe. 

Participants will learn basic carving safety and techniques and get to choose what kind of kit they want to carve like a bow drill kit or a hand drill kit. We will go out onto the land to harvest materials for parts of our kit and to explore different types of tinder. 

We'll end day one with a potluck :) This entire program is held outside. 


Food & Water:


  • In order to strive for the most accessible potluck meals we ask that you bring dishes that are primarily vegetarian with minimal allergens.
  • Items that are pre cooked, and need to be warmed are most ideal. Easy to cook items are also ok for over fire cooking.
  • Please bring enough snacks to satisfy yourself for both days.
  • Water will be provided for drinking and cooking. Please bring a reusable water bottle.
  • We have pots and pans to use over the fire. Please bring any additional materials you might need to prepare your meal
  • Drinking and cooking water is provided.


Children are welcome to attend programs under the supervision of their caregiver. The caregiver agrees to maintain responsibility for their child and ensure their safety, nourishment, and comfort, and to take into consideration the child’s ability to participate and/or self-regulate if the caregiver is occupied.

There is a dog, cats, and chickens on the land so if you are thinking about bringing furry friends please ensure they are ok around all of these beings and children. If you are unsure just keep them at home unless you are certain about their temperament!

Materials and Tools:

Materials for this workshop are provided :)


We will be camping outside in tents about a five minute walk from the parking area. We have tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads to loan out. We have a limited gear inventory so please bring your own if you have it so others can use the gear provided. Please bring what you need to be comfortable like extra blankets, a pillow, etc. We will be peeing outside but there is a bathroom inside for #2.

Please bring your own camping bowl and utensil if you have it and a reusable water bottle. Water will be provided.


  • Terrain is even, flat, hilled in sections.
  • There are pathways to basecamp that are accessible to mobility aids with some assistance
  • The primary campsite is not accessible to mobility aids but there are additional spots at base camp that can be used for tenting
  • There is a ramp to the main house
  • The bathroom on first floor not big enough for mobility aids


Please arrive at 10am sharp so you don’t miss the opening circle. Please park in the lower driveway not in the main driveway where the trash cans are located. There will be a sign in the appropriate driveway with a parking sign.

This  workshop is open to all ages.

Sliding scale:

this program runs on a sliding scale $50-$350

If you are not BIPOC and would like to support this program and others like it please visit

No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds. Please contact


General Information

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, please follow these guidelines:

  • If you are sick, or have any symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, recent loss of taste or smell, or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19,  Please STAY HOME.
  • If you have chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, a compromised immune system, chronic lung disease, and/or cancer, we are advising you to limit your exposure and remain masked as much as possible before the start of the program date.
  • While traveling, please reduce your risk of exposure by wearing a mask in public spaces like a bus or train station, airport, or taxi. If you are traveling by plane and carpooling with someone to the meeting location please mask and reduce exposure by keeping windows down.
  • If you have no symptoms, continue to practice good hygiene and remain vigilant about your health.
  • Practice Social Distancing. Even if you feel well, stay at home as much as possible before the gathering. Avoid large events indoors. In public, keep at least 6 feet distance from others and mask.
  • All participants are required to test negative using a rapid antigen test the first day of the program. Covid tests will not be able to be provided unless arranged ahead of time.

COVID-19 Safe Practices (during our trip and after)

  • Personal eating equipment
  • Personal sleep set up
  • Frequent hand washing and sanitizing
  • The entire program is held outside with limited close contact between participants.
  • We ask that all participants are vaccinated for COVID-19 and ideally boosted. We understand the complexity of this topic and want to ensure we are creating a space for all of our BIPOC fam, while also ensuring the safety of our community members most at risk.
  • After our trip, participants are asked to take an additional rapid antigen test to ensure there was no exposure during our trip. If someone tests positive post-trip we will begin contact tracing to ensure all who may have been exposed can take the necessary precautions.





  • Sliding scale


    donation based sliding scale $50-350 Pay what you can! If you can donate higher on the sliding scale please consider doing so. this allows other folks to attend who may not be able to pay on the lower end :)





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