Flying Deer Nature Center is a wilderness school and community dedicated to mentoring children, youth, adults and families in deep connection to nature, self, and others. Since Flying Deer's inception in 1995, more than 2,500 children and adults have participated in our nature education programs, wilderness adventures, coming-of-age experiences, and community activities.
This was the first year my son has gone to your summer camp, and I wanted to tell you what a great time he had -- such a positive experience! He would come home dirty, smelly, and tired -- just what a 12-year-old boy should be after a day in the wild! —Kay Lothrop, FDNC parent
At Flying Deer, students gain comfort and self-sufficiency in the forest, and confidence that empowers them in all aspects of their lives.
—Tes Reed, FDNC parent and instructor
Led by trained guide Michelle Apland, this weeklong ceremony, centered around a two-day wilderness solo, is an opportunity for women to mark change in their lives and invite in wisdom and clarity to support growth.