a traditional skills society ~ a gathering ~ a community
Our 2023 gathering will be July 9-15!
Registration will open in early April
"We created a community for a week - ate, camped, shared skills, cooked, cleaned together, shared our hearts... I slept to the sound of rushing water all night, bathed in the river each morning and wove baskets by the fire by day, chatting with lovely folk. This is real life."
For 21 years, Firemaker has brought people together to learn, teach, practice and share earth based skills. When we gather at Firemaker we create an intentional village in which we honour and respect one another, the land we are staying on, and the community we build. Our ancestors knew how to live well without modern tools and materials. These ways are not yet lost.
In addition to rekindling the old ways, we embrace new approaches to living close to the earth which are in harmony with the old ways. With nature as our classroom, we sing, tell stories around the fire, play games, and learn from our passionate and skilled instructors. Days are filled with activities and workshops, while each evening different events are offered. Amid the grounding rhythm of village life there is plenty of time to connect with one another, and for solitude.
Throughout the week, delicious and organic food is served, simple earth-based ceremonies are held, and friendships are created and renewed. Awareness on another level is sparked, inspiring us to use skills we’ve learned at Firemaker to live simpler, more sustainable lives. We sleep nestled between the trees, to the sound of the river, and we come to know a new rhythm.
Firemaker is an opportunity to connect – to your wild self, to friends waiting to be found, to nature… to our ancestors and the old ways, to a way of being that is not lost.
Welcome to our community!
**Please note that Firemaker is an alcohol-free, substance-free event, and there is no smoking permitted on the property during the gathering.**