Thank you for registering for the Wild Men’s Weekend with Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington! We are excited to meet you at Linne Doran, Wilderness Awareness School’s 40-acre campus.
This confirmation letter contains information that will prepare you for this program. Please read it carefully well in advance of the start of the program as you may need to purchase required gear.
If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact Wilderness Awareness School at (425) 788-1301 or [email protected]. Our office hours are 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday.
Please see our website for detailed information about our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
We are looking forward to a wonderful class together!
Adult Program Manager, Instructor
Pieter Van Winkle
Wild Men’s Weekend
Friday Oct 8 7pm-9pm
Saturday Oct 9 9am-9pm
Sunday Oct 10 9am-5pm
Please arrive by 8:45 for sign in and be prepared to start at 9am.
Linne Doran is located about fifteen minutes outside of Duvall in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. See information below about getting to our campus.
What to Expect:
We encourage you to be prepared for all types of weather and bring several layers so that you can be comfortable throughout the class. Expect to be outside for the entire day, possibly in the pouring rain. We require you not wear cotton as a base layer, as it loses its insulative properties when wet. Wool or synthetic clothing works best.
This class will cover several different core practices of deep nature connection and brotherhood building. This is a safe space for participants to have these potent experiences.
As this program is about nature connection, we will ask people to only use their electronic/smartphone devices discreetly on longer breaks. Feel free to leave them off the whole time!
We have a variety of outdoor classrooms, as well as significant access to wilderness areas. Linne Doran has limited cell reception and no internet access.
We offer free camping on our campus, but don’t have much in the way of accommodations. You’ll need to bring everything you’ll need for sleeping and eating.
If you are traveling in from afar you can also find hotel rooms or AirBNB/VRBO rentals in Duvall, Monroe, or Redmond. The nearest public campground is 30 minutes away at Tolt McDonald Park.
Food is not provided for this course. Please bring lunches and snack food for each day. Thermoses with hot drinks or soup are always nice to have! It is not possible to use the school kitchen for individual meal preparation or clean-up but there are great restaurants in town for dinner after class.
How to Get Here: Driving directions can be found here
Our campus address:
20410 320th Ave NE
Duvall, WA 98019
GEAR PACKING LIST
Please bring the following items. This list is designed with your comfort and safety in mind, and takes into account the variable weather possibilities in Western Washington.
- Full 1-liter water bottle
- Lunch and snacks
- Daypack to carry gear
- Layers of clothing that can be worn outside, get dirty, etc. appropriate to the weather.
- Appropriate footwear (closed-toe preferred)
- OPTIONAL: A fixed-blade (non-folding) non-serrated knife. Knives are available for purchase at the time of online registration or by emailing [email protected] up to the Thursday before your program date. Knives will NOT be available for sale once you arrive at your program.
If Camping on our Campus
- Tent, bivy sack, tarp
- Sleeping pad
- Sleeping bag rated for comfort based on the forecast
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (we recommend bringing a cooler to keep in your vehicle)
- Camping Stove and cooking utensils for any cooking needs
OPTIONAL DAY GEAR
- Notebook and pen/pencil
- Small, easily transportable chair similar to a Crazy Creek