That is really awesome about the PP&R sponsorship! And being able to offer folks free classes is super awesome too.
But I hope there will be plenty of opportunities for actual Rewild skillshares and actual Rewild campouts as well!
I look forward to a time when my responsibilities might allow me time to participate in something along the lines of the wilderness hike/adventure the Rewild staff did recently. But I'm really sad I missed that one night camp out at Joyce Lake! I really wanted to be able to bring my kid to that sort of thing, and he loves camping, but it just felt a bit too challenging for a 6 yr old, (too far away, too remote).
I chatted with another Rewild community parent with similar feelings, and we really want to try organizing a short, family-friendly camping trip/skill share for families in the community. It would be much closer to Portland, just 1 or 2 nights, and probably somewhere with access to bathrooms and running water. The summer break is almost over, so we would want to schedule it on a weekend when Portland Public Schools has a Monday or Friday off, so families with kids in the PPS system could attend too.
And of course, we would welcome folks without kids to come camp with us and share skills with us as well! We just want the event to focus on the specific needs of families with kids first.
And in addition to sharing crafting-skills, I think it would be really great to have the opportunity at such an event to share ideas and insights on Rewilding parenting, and family and community.