Sunday, February 7, 2010

Headed To Winter Count

Well, the trailers are packed, the snow has subsided, and we're headed south for a few weeks of fun in the sun. So, pack your grip, shove the old man and kids into the flivver and join us in Arizona for great times at Winter Count 16. Don't miss it. We hope to see you there.

"Home" takes on many incarnations at Winter Count

Good Food, Great Music, Incredible Teachers

Winter Count #16 - February 14-20, 2010
Join us for the 1st great gathering of the year!

You can still sign up on line until Feb 10.

If you might have been aware, there are some new gatherings happening on the local level. Each year we see a bit more action and some amazing skills being taught across the country. We support them all and encourage you to attend . We also want to let you know that Winter Count and Rabbitstick (The "Mother Church") are national gatherings that attract both teachers and students from around the world. If you can get to one or both this year, you will never regret it.

Good Food

We will have some fine food vendors on site this year who will be serving lunches. Be sure to check them out. Bring your own cooler for lunches and drinks if you plan to stay focused on classes all day.

Great Music

Every night, somewhere in camp you can hear great music. The camp is full of incredible musicians and lots of us who want to be. So, grab your instrument, pull up a stump and join the bangin' and sangin'. Or, pull up a chair, wrap up in a capote, and be entertained until the fire dies out.

Incredible Teachers

Come and sit, learn and practice with master teachers. These people are more than practitioners. Winter Count and Rabbitstick staff are amazingly gifted teachers. They share their knowledge and skill unselfishly. You can build on your own skill level at a rate you never though possible, because you're getting in a few days what has taken these teachers years to master and boil down to most essential principles for you to learn.

Join us in Keeping Traditions Alive !
Go to for details.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2 Weeks To Go!

Early registration has ended, so if you plan to attend, please sign up today and help us plan by letting us know you will be there. On-line registration will end Feb 10, so if you want to sign up after that, drop us a note so we know you're coming, and simply register when you get there.
The last word from AZ is that they have had record rains, and it is still fairly wet. We go on in spite of the weather, so plan your gear accordingly. The foto of the buckskin class from the January 25 post shows how green it can get there when the rains come - that was about 4 years ago. Lets hope the desert is in bloom when we get there.
If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact the office at 208-359-2400 or e-mail at
We hope to see you there. The Wescotts