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Navigation + Foraging Campout

Learn map & compass skills while foraging for mushrooms in Southern Indiana - ALL GENDERS WELCOME!

  • 68 hours
  • 250 US dollars
  • Yellowood State Forest Campsites

Service Description

OCTOBER 3rd - 5th, 2024: Join us for an overnight camping weekend to learn map and compass skills and forage for mushrooms in Yellowood State Forest! Participants will arrive to out camp at Yellowood State Fores on Friday October 3rd at 6 PM to meet one another, eat dinner, chat around the fire with amazing fireside stories and then head to be with an option for tea or hot chocolate if need be. SATURDAY: * we will wake up and cook breakfast before gathering to learn our map and compass skills and head out to begin foraging by 10AM. Paticipants will learn: * How to properly use a map and compass - when your phone will not work, AM! Throughout the day we will practice different map and compass reading skills all while searching for edible mushrooms and plants mushrooms both on the trail and off the trail. *We will pack a lunch/snacks/water for the trail to be out for the day! *Participants will take turns leading the group with their map and compass skills with assistance from Lead Instructor - Patty Haltom *After lunch, we will begin to hike off the trail to forage for mushrooms, all while being aware of our location via map and compass. *We will begins to hike back to our campsite at 4PM *We will then cook dinner and have a meal around the fire. *At night there will be options for star-gazing and an evening yoga flow to stretch our muscles from hiking. SUNDAY: *The following day we will wake up for a slow morning of breakfast, coffee and tea. *We will then have a Map & Compass 201 lesson that begins to dive deeper into shooting barrings and measuring for declination. *Once again we will head out on a hike using our navigation skills and begin to forage for mushrooms. All Food and Shelters will be provided. Sleeping bags and sleeping pads will be available for rent if needed. Gluten Free and Vegan options will be available. Please contact Patty at with any additional questions

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel, please contact me directly in no less than 7 days before an event at For all multi-day trips, please give 90 day notice for cancellation. Anything canceled in less than 90 days cannot be refunded. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations under 96 hours for 1 day experiences.

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