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Summer Campfire Series: Fire-making with Len Mackey

Event date and time
June 7, 2018 - 7:00 PM to June 7, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Want to learn to start a fire by hand? As is tradition, we're kicking off our summer campfire series by inviting you to come help us light the first fire of the season! Len Mackey will be joining us for an interactive evening learning the Earth's oldest ways of making fire with hand or bow drill. Once the fire is burning, we will enjoy the deep, peaceful power of songs from Native North America and Guinea West Africa, and learn how to play traditional rhythms during a hand-drumming demonstration by Len Mackey.

The campfire jam will be held at the Wachtmeister Field Station at the south end of the SLU campus in Canton. To get there, proceed south down Park St. approx. 1/4 mile past the campus athletic fields. The drive will be on the left coming from the SLU campus and right if coming from Route 27.

Appropriate ages
Suitable for all ages
Contact person

Emlyn Crocker

Additional Information

The Wachtmeister Field Station is located along the Little River, and can be very buggy in the evening. Bug spray will be available, but please dress accordingly.