Winter Count is a primitive skills gathering that has been taking place every February in the stunning Sonoran desert of southern Arizona since 1995. Founded by Dave and Paula Wescott, Winter Count (along with its sister gathering, Rabbitstick) is one of the preeminent gatherings of its kind. Instructors and students spend one week together sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge of skills such as fire making, archery, basketry, hide tanning, pottery, flintknapping, and much more. Winter Count is known for the high quality of its instructors and small class sizes.
This year's event will take place FEBRUARY 14-20. The event has been growing over the years, and last year drew about 500 people, including students and instructors, who camp together, share meals, teach, learn, tell stories, and play music around the campfire. Many of the folks who come to this gathering have been attending for many years, bringing their kids to what has become for them a "family reunion."
We are thrilled to share this exciting news and invite you. Come play, work, and learn with Joshua and Kirsten and many other amazing wisdom keepers this February!
To learn more or register to attend, visit https://wintercountcamp.com/home
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