About Fox Walkers
Fox Walkers is an ongoing program designed for home-schoolers and public school students. As a Fox Walker, your child will gain hands-on instruction in the ancient arts of wilderness survival, animal tracking, and nature awareness.
Led by founder Rick Berry and the 4EEE Instructor crew, Fox Walkers exposes children to the stories and teachings of Grandfather Stalking Wolf, a Lipan Apache elder who wander the western hemisphere for 60 years and handed down his teachings to the well-known author and teacher Tom Brown, Jr.
At Fox Walkers, we weave Grandfather’s philosophy of Earth-living into all the skills we teach. We also incorporate the traditional wisdom and local indigenous life-ways shared by Grayson Coney (Tsi-Akim Cultural Director) and Don Ryberg (Tsi-Akim Maidu Tribal Chair). Lawrence Laughing, who shares about his Long House , Haudenosaunee upbringing, inspires the students to dance and sing traditional round dances and round dance games.
Our Fox Walkers curriculum subtly engages students in a spontaneous flow of interactive learning opportunities that:
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Low student-to-teacher ratio.
4EEE's Founder and Director Rick Berry
serves as lead instructor for all Fox Walker programs and is supported by a qualified staff and visiting instructors, who bring specialized skills and unique approaches to the arts of wilderness survival. To ensure a low student-to-instructor ratio, class size is limited. Our ratio on average is 1 to 5 and up to 1 to 8, Instructors per student.
Sibling discount. A discount of 10%
is available for additional siblings who attend programs. This applies to weekly school year programs.
Approved vendor. 4EEE is an approved vendor for Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School, Yuba River Charter School, Nevada City Home Study Charter School, grass Valley Charter School, and Visions in Education Charter School. If you would like 4EEE to be an approved vendor for your Home Study child then please contact us with your child's name and school, also request us as a vendor with the school.
School Year Fox Walkers
Fox Walker Family Pot Luck and Overnight at Burton; Nov 14-15. Friday Nov, 14th 5-7 pm for Pot Luck. 7 pm to 8 am (into Sat. Nov 15th) for overnight.
Come Join the Fox Walkers for an evening meal share, social time and story telling. Come hear more about what your children are learning and let them share and show you around.
Students 8 and over can choose to sleep over in their shelter they built. They can bring a blanket as this is a "wilderness" passage, where there are no parents allowed to stay over.
$20 tuition for overnight, sign up sheet will be at Fox Walker classes.
Fox Walkers Winter 2015
Winter Session begins Jan 15/16 to March 19/20
Spring Session begins March 26/27 to June 4/5
Registration opens Nov. 25th
FW 1:30 to 5 pm
(7 years old to 13)
Yong FW 2:30 to 5 pm
(4 years old to 6)
FW 9 am to 5 pm
( 8 years old to 13)
FW 2 pm to 5 pm
( 7 years old to 13)
Young FW 9:30 am to12:30 pm
(4 years old to 6)
Young FW 2:30 / 3 pm to 5 pm
(4 years old to 6)
Fox Walker Full day: 10 week session $450
Fox Walker 1/2 day: 10 week session $300
Young Fox Walkers Friday am , 3 hour, 10week session $300
Yong Fox Walkers Thursday pm and Friday pm, 2 1/2 hour, 10 week session $250
Online registration or mail in forms require $50 deposit or paid in full to secure a space.
Pay Balance due first day of class or monthly payments.
Please sign up soon as spaces can fill up.
To ensure the quality of our programs, we cap each time slot from 15 to 25 students.
Fox Walkers and Young Fox Walkers
4EEE and Andjru Werderitsch of InDidjInUs Kids are excited to continue our Young Fox Walkers program for children 4-6 years of age. Young Fox Walkers will introduce key elements of the Fox Walkers program, such as relating to natural surroundings, animal tracking, 'model' shelter building, observing, and light participation in survival skills. Young Fox Walkers will also explore our ancient connection to song, dance and rhythm.
We ask that *new parents stay for the first hour of the first day of each program session.
What Fox Walkers learn
Many traditional skills are shared during Fox Walkers classes. Some of these include: