Winter Count

Ancestral Skills ~ Community ~ Big Open Sky

Registration is now closed for Winter Count* February 20-26, 2022

Join us next year, February 19-25, 2023. Registration opens November 1, 2022.

*Tickets are no longer available and we do not have a waiting list. 

Dear Friends, We closed registration for Winter Count on January 6.

We are overwhelmed with people trying to register for Winter Count. We had a wait list but had to take it down because so many had already signed up on it in three days and there was no chance of that many people being able to get in.

Please do not write and ask for a favor of getting in. We have limited the size of the gathering for the benefit of the community that comes, which includes the participants, the instructors, the kitchen crew and staff.

Managing all of the request for us to make an exception is a tremendous amout of work and though we wish all of you could be there, it just isn't possible.

We appreciate your understanding and acceptance of the situation.

Please dream up something wonderful to do with the time you had set aside.

That so many people want to come to our gathering is heart warming.

Be well,

Joshua and Kirsten

Winter Count, (started 1995), is part of a family of gatherings that strive to reconnect people with old ways of making fire, tanning hides, forming metal, weaving baskets, hunting, gathering and much more. We teach ancestral skills that were essential to the survival and well being of all cultures, no matter what continent your ancestors came from. Through the understanding and mastery of these skills, people find that they can connect not only to a simpler way of living life but also to the roots of their heritage and to a pathway to interact more deeply with the natural world.

We provide a camp with some of the best instructors in their fields, teaching what they have learned through experience, experimentation and through source materials. Some of the instructors have spent many years perfecting their crafts. Some have managed archeological sites while others have lived deeply among the wild places, hunting, raising their own food and making their own clothing and tools from the most basic elements. We are a diverse group of people from many experiences, opinions and family backgrounds, who come together to share what it is that makes us excited about life.

Winter Count is a drug, alcohol, and firearm free event.