Buckeye: April 30 ~ May 6, 2023

Registration opens on March 4.


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:

Local native culture



Primal posture

Bird language

Musical instruments

flint knapping

Earthen building

Nature awareness

Natural pigments

Hunting & trapping

Primitive weaponry

Fiber & textile arts

Herbal medicine

Shelter building




Primitive first aid

Indigenous land management

Traditional ecological knowledge


Our Location

Our Visionvision

A video of 2017 Buckeye made by our friends

from Foraged Films.

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

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