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Immersion Camps

Immersion and dedicated focus is the backbone of our school.

We create an environment where students can experience what it is like to train full time, take a step out of the grind of society, and go deep into this discipline.

Current offering

The School for Inclement Weather is proud to present: Firecraft


In partnership with the Kashia Pomo Cultural Department, Forestry Technicians’ Workshop, and Fire Forward.

This training is divided into two separate sessions. The opening session will center on Wildland Fire and complete the training standards necessary to be qualified as NWCG Wildland Firefighter Type II  — the entry-level fire practitioner position recognized by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. This session will focus on knowledge systems for disaster response, fire behavior, weather patterns, cultural protocol, safety protocol and techniques for working on the fireline. Instructors: Sterling Minter, John Belmontes, Sasha Berleman, Nina Oakley, Garrett Gradillas, Jiordi Rosales

The second session will explore the spiritual discipline we believe is necessary to fortify us as fire practitioners in the climate emergency. This session will primarily be focused on qi gong, longevity, meditation, strength and mobility, fire-by-friction / making fire from the land, smoke-recovery medicine, and additional crafts focused around the element of fire. Core Instructor: Lindsey Wei // Guest Teachers: Miriam Grace, brontë velez, Antonia Pérez, Jiordi Rosales

Learn more and apply at — Applications open till Oct. 12th. Please note that we will consider acceptances on a rolling basis so apply soon. We will close applications once it is full. Limited space available.


Photos on slides 1, 2 & 4 by Reva Santo from The School for Inclement Weather’s 2022 Steal a Way fire training.

Photo on slide 3 by Ryan Klausch from prescribed fire in 2021 at The School for Inclement Weather.

Video from 2021 Camp


Hey Lindsey,

I wanted to properly thank you for everything you’ve done for us on the mountain.  I had an amazing time learning from you and getting to cultivate in a quiet and serene setting.  I also really enjoyed the company of everyone who came out for the program.


You really are a noble, generous person for sharing the teachings with us.  You’re helping a lot of people grow and change for the better.  I can honestly say that you’re mentorship is helping me to grow up to be the person I wanna be.  And this is only the beginning of it.

Sincerely, Mike


First, I just want to acknowledge the opportunities and successes you’ve created for yourself.  You are walking the walk and leading by example.  Doors are opening for you and your path is becoming more clear.  Congratulations does not account for all of your dedication and hard work.  If I didn’t know you, one could see this just by watching you move.  But I do know you, and your physical form pales in comparison to the grace, depth, and strength of your spirit.  I am so grateful to have the opportunity to train, work, and learn from you.

With Honor, Graham

I really need to communicate to you how grateful I still am for the two months I worked with and learned from you. I would say that it’s the most beautiful, valuable, and spiritually memorable experience of my life time. The work on the land brought my heart hope about my existence that I thought I could never feel again.

When some of us are “fortunate” enough to find *you*, Lindsey, or be led to you…

…we are being given an opportunity to work together *with* you, to enhance our existence as the tiny organisms we are in this universe…so we can get the bigger picture, of everyone’s purpose as a larger whole.


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