Snake weaving, Noketchee.
Sons of the moment.
Kings of Nothing and No One, Kings of Nowhere.
Spider’s web and climber’s hunt; tension to & from center.
The calm wind, the lit fire, earthen clays, & waters sent.
Home again at last. Masters of the land we become.
A Remarkable Week in the Beloved Land: 5 Days, 1 Night & a whole world to rediscover!
By water and earth
By wind and fire
A summer journey
Into the heart of the land.
Wonder resonates across the Sumer-green Shire, amplified by our young campers. We are immeasurably pleased to offer three camps this summer: one in June and two in July. Although archery is our unifying theme at Camp Nowhere, our days unfold along four elemental pathways to carry us into the Beloved Land. New to archery or versed in the art, campers will hone and advance their skills while engaging some of the more fascinating demonstrations, craft and insightful wonders of this ancient tradition. Our daily ventures will engage the senses, fortifying artistic inclinations to link earth lore and plant studies with woodcraft and art.
Day by Water:
Noketchee Creek cruises through the heart of Nowhere Shire, demonstrating a fine reputation for habitat enrichment. The stream’s natural history and artistic feats will inform our inquires as we encounter the creatures particularly suited to this domain––crawfish, salamanders, frogs, beaver, snakes, otters & turtles. Like poets, we’ll draw from mythic insights of older traditions, giving us an imaginative springboard to use in our explorations.
Day by Earth:
From Forest to field, our footsteps will map the contour of the Shire. Paths, new to us, lead to some surprising encounters with the wild, all of which help us compose real maps of the land. Our ventures will be enriched in drawing on the meaningful wells of myth and local lore, engaging the insightful eye. Natural clay deposits will give shape to some artistic endeavors.
Day by Wind:
Going vertical! Taking our cue from the birds, we’ll leave the grassy bottoms for the hills and trees, repurposing our opposable thumbs to encounter the Shire from above. The skyward aspiration of this day includes kites, frisbees and other crafted flying objects. Our windplay includes musical sound explorations found in whistles, makeshift flutes and voices or struck from drum and string.
Night by Fire:
A second Shire is found only at night. From the warm light of our campfire, we’ll venture into the nightland. We’ll roam this dark & mysterious country to meet some of its native residents––earth to sky. To fireside we’ll return for storytelling before drifting into dreamland sleep.
♦ ♦ ♦ A word on the instructors: About 10 years ago, Steven and Jonathan began a journey of rediscovery throughout the upper Oconee river basin, aiming to encounter the living wonders unique to the region. The land was held in highest regard by the Native Americans who knew it best, designating the region as “Beloved”; learning this, ignited a search to comprehend why. By footstep and paddlestroke, Jonathan and Steven found a story-telling country striving to share secrets with the curious mind––the insightful heart. These ventures, in tandem with a passion for archery, prompted them to share the treasury and new arts of discovery; Camp Nowhere is part of this effort.
Contact us to arrange for a visit; we welcome your questions, comments and insights.
June 15 – 19. 9am to 3:30pm daily. Thursday Night Campout.
July 13 – 17. 9am – 3:30pm. daily. Thursday Night Campout.
July 27 – 31. 9am to 3:30pm daily. Thursday Night Campout.