Miriam Grace

Here is a list of new and past instructors to give you a taste of classes offered.We strive to provide a unique & diverse group of creative & talented instructors. Soon after you arrive at the gathering you will hear about the classes offered for the week and sign up... old school style. Daily morning announcements happen to help you find classes to jump in on. Don't worry, there are plenty of classes to choose from! 


Miriam was brought up in a community in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and was immersed in nature from a very young age. Joseph Cornell, author of "Sharing Nature with Children", was a member of the community and his teachings were very much instilled into her foundation throughout childhood. She studied and interned at the Tracker School in New Jersey, and has helped lead youth programs in Italy, Northern and Southern California, Colorado and Washington. She believes that direct connection to our environment, what these Earth skills bring, is one of the most important ways to understand our world and how we can harmoniously integrate ourselves into it once again.


Youth Activities & Games

The Acorn Gathering is intended to support the youth in their exploration with hands-on and experiential-based learning. With the support of instructors and you, as parents, a sacred and playful space will be provided for the youth to get their hands on various crafts and skills. We work with other instructors at the gathering on how to include the children in experiencing or witnessing the classes that involve learning more complex skills. We want to support every child to explore skills they feel called to. There will be specific instructors supporting 4-7 year olds, 8-12 year olds and 13-16 year olds (give or take on the age). Teens and all youth who feel ready will be encouraged to join adults in classes. Integration is key!

We will have specific instructors offering classes for youth to explore a craft or skill, or have their parent join them to give the instructor support. This will all be announced at each Morning Circle after breakfast and we will write down the Youth Class Schedule daily! BE READY TO BE A PART OF YOUR CHILD'S EXPERIENCE AT ACORN GATHERING!


Weaving Class

Each instructor offering a weaving class utlilizes a different medium for the weaving style they are teaching. We have a wide variety of weaving and fiber arts happening throughout the week. You will learn more in person at the first morning circle and class announcements.