Come outside and reconnect
Nature connection programs
Firekeepers stokes the embers of deep earth connection and wild playful living. Our activities fuel people of all ages to connect with each other and the natural world, in a welcoming village community. We teach traditional skills, share stories and gather together.
We don’t just need nature. Humans are nature. But so many of us have forgotten. Modern culture leaves us disconnected and dislocated. Nature deficit disorder is a thing. Health providers are now prescribing nature as medicine.
What would happen if we remembered who we really are? Well, that’s why Firekeepers is here! To help you to remember. Our experienced nature mentors can point you to paths and ways. You might learn skills. Meet interesting people. Connect with creatures. Together we co-create enriching experiences and regenerative community. Firekeepers is like an antidote to loneliness and longing. We’re replacing separation with connection. Inviting people back to nature.
The place where you belong.
We meet, play and learn on Wurrundjeri Country. Firekeepers acknowledges the Wurrundjeri of the Kulin Nations as the First Peoples of this land and waterways. We thank them for caring for this place. We deeply value their knowledge and stories, and their willingness to share them. We pay respects to their Elders: past, present and emerging. Firekeepers also pays the rent.
Our commitment to child safety
Firekeepers is committed to creating a child safe and child-friendly environment where children feel safe, happy and empowered while exploring their boundaries and connecting to nature.
We deeply value children’s sense of safety and security as a key builder of confidence in children, freeing them up to explore themselves and their relationship to community and to nature, while stepping into challenges and stretching their possibilities.
All children who participate in Firekeepers events and are part of the Firekeepers community have a right to feel safe and to be safe. The welfare of the children who participate in our programs will always be our first priority and we have a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse and harm.
We support and respect all children and embed our commitment to diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe and welcoming environment for children with a disability, children of all genders and LGBTIQA+ identifying children. We respect neurodiversity and the unique experience and perspective of every child.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations, complaints and concerns about child safety will be treated seriously in accordance with Firekeepers’ policies and procedures. Firekeepers is committed to identifying risks to children early, and removing and reducing these risks as far as possible.
Firekeepers acknowledges our legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety.