2021: Buckeye is called to remain small and intimate for the third year in a row. Restrictions from the pandemic are unpredictable enough, we won’t be gathering hundreds of folks this May; we will continue to tend the land and rebuild structures with a small group, as we have done for the last two years. Depending on the collective vibe later in the spring, we may be able to host a few classes. Stay tuned!


What we offer has not always been known as  ‘Ancestral Skills’, ‘Wilderness Survival’, ‘Primitive Technology’ or ‘Earth Living’. At one time it was simply LIFE.  In all of our histories are ancestors who crafted by the rhythm of the seasons and generations.


We were inspired to begin this gathering by the longstanding contemporary community that has been rediscovering this legacy and innovating for decades before us. We invite you to join us this coming Spring as we gather again to learn to integrate older ways, to begin to fathom what a village might be like for us today, and to see where inspiration takes us!

A Family Oriented All-inclusive Event

We encourage a family-oriented, all-ages event that emphasizes skills and materials indigenous to California, while welcoming talents from all over the map as well. Choose from a wide range of classes every day; enjoy the fire and activities together at night; share food, song & dance. The main fire is our camp central, with field and forest for camping in tipis, tents, vehicles, and under the stars.

At Buckeye, you might find craft and skill workshops such as:

friction fire

plant fiber cordage

stone, bone & wood tools

basket weaving




Our Location

Our Visionvision

A video of 2017 Buckeye made by our friends

from Foraged Films.

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BIPOC Scholarships will be available. You may also donate to our Native/BIPOC Collaboration Fund by clicking on this button.

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