Questions about registration? Call us: (503) 863-8462
Registration cost covers your campsite, instruction, two meals a day (breakfast and dinner, mon-fri only) and campground services (including sanitary services, firewood, and parking). Some classes have an additional materials fee. This year we are capping our group at 150 adult participants (this number doesn’t include teachers and staff). Space is limited, so please register early. Registering implies that you understand and accept our waiver which you will be asked to sign on arrival.
|Week (Before June 1st)||Week (After June 1st)|
|4 and Under||Free|
*All minors MUST be accompanied by an adult. Minors are not allowed at Echoes by themselves.
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We will give refunds up to two weeks before the event, but not after.
Echoes offers a work/trade program in which students may be given a discounted registration fee in exchange for assistance in setting up camp and/or other tasks throughout the week. The most obvious benefit to the work/trade program is that you get into Echoes for free. Some not obvious benefits are that you get to work behind the scenes a little and have a direct contact with a lot of the teachers and organizers that you may otherwise miss out on as a student; it’s a deeper connection to the event. Work/trade participants must pre-approve with organizers prior to registration.
There are three areas of work trade at Echoes:
• Grounds Crew
You are expected to arrive the Thursday before Echoes begins. Most Grounds Crew work happens Thursday through Sunday, and doesn’t generally happen during classes (although emergencies can arise). Saturday is also a full day of work. Grounds Crew will need to be able to arrive at 8am on Thursday, and stay through following week until Saturday at 5pm (10 days). Please show respect for the gathering by being punctual and ready to assist when requested. We are looking for people who like being helpful, not just people who want a discount. Echoes is pretty chill as far as work/trade goes. But while it’s not super demanding during the week, it’s not all easy either: some of it involves dirty work and physical labor. If you don’t like getting dirty or doing physical work, please do not apply. Generally, work-traders who fit the criteria above are invited to come back year after year. The following are examples of the kind of work you will do as a work-trader: Set-up, Trail work (pruning, sawing, mowing), Set up tents/stations, Signage, Bathrooms/Composting Toilet maintenance, Gathering/preparing Firewood, Gray water disposal, Garbage/waste clean-up and disposal, Registration booth, General Camp Clean-up, Take down tents, Pack up camp, Help people load out, Garbage sweep.
• Kitchen Crew
You are expected to work one kitchen shift per day. This shift can last up to 4 hours (probably more like 2.5-3 hours). The following are examples of the kind of work you will do as a work-trader: Set-up, Kitchen Set up, Prepping Meals, Cooking Meals, Serving Meals, Cleaning up after Meals, Kitchen Clean-up, Kitchen Break Down, Kitchen Packed Up.
• Kids Camp
You are expected to work in the kids camp at least 4 shifts (morning or afternoon). These shifts take place during class. Tasks involved are mostly supervising children’s activities, soliciting instructors to teach kids activities, leading children’s activities, and assisting in teaching children’s activities. All kids camp crew must go through a thorough background check process.
Anyone can apply for a scholarship, but our focus is for demographics that are not well represented in the Ancestral Skills and Rewilding communities, with a priority for First Nations folks.
We are honored to host so many talented instructors, representing countless years of study, rediscovery, and rewilding. As a service to this community of generous teachers, we hold a high standard for new instructors. Though we already work with a solid volume of committed teachers, we do welcome a limited number of new instructor staff (especially when their offerings fill obvious holes in the tracks of our curriculum) and strive to keep raising the bar for the quality of instruction that we offer. Follow THIS LINK for the full teaching application process.