30-Day Sit Spot Challenge

Published Mar 14, 2011 · Theme: · Category: Articles · By Kamana Dan

May 1st – 30th, 2012

The 30-Day Sit Spot Challenge is a powerful way for you to connect with the natural world through one spot in nature. The Sit Spot is the core routine of the Kamana Naturalist Training Program. You do not have to be a Kamana student or a member of Kamana.org to participate. Anyone can join and it’s free to participate! We want as many people as possible to experience this amazing routine.

Sign-ups will begin in April 2012, please stay tuned for more information. If you want to get on our email list to receive information about the challenge and much more send an email to services@kamana.org and we’ll get you set up!

During the challenge you will receive daily emails with questions, challenges, and inspirational support. There will be optional activities designed to increase your awareness and hone your senses. The synergy of hundreds of people going to their Sit Spots will be phenomenal!

What is a Sit Spot?

The Sit Spot is the practice of going to one spot in nature over a period of time. You make observations, connect with nature and self, and learn to see with Native Eyes. There are 2 basic requirements that every sit spot should have 1) It needs to be close to your house and 2) you need to feel safe while there. It is ideal for it to be wild, have a water source, be abundant with wildlife, have a view, and a whole slew of other things. While those are nice to have, they are not essential. The best sit spot is one that you go to!

How Does it Work?

Starting May 1st, go to your Sit Spot for at least 20 minutes every day. Your challenge is to do this for 30 days straight!

Why Should I Sign Up? Can’t I Just Do it On My Own?

You can do it on your own, but when you commit to something with other people involved, it changes your perception. In our experience, those who sign up are MUCH more likely to finish the challenge. You will also receive daily reminders and inspiration. You’ll be able to communicate with others through our forums, as well.

How can I meet other people interested in learning about nature?

We have a community forum on Kamana.org that you can discuss your observations and epiphanies. While the other categories are open to members only, this section will be open to anyone participating in the 30-Day Sit Spot Challenge. More details on this coming soon.

Want more information about the sit spot?

How to Find a Sit Spot

Jon Young: The Challenge

Sit Spot – What Can Go Wrong

Click here to download a flyer that you can send to your friends!

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About the Author: Dan Corcoran

Dan Corcoran is the former coordinator of the Kamana Naturalist Training Program and a contract instructor with Wilderness Awareness School's Youth and Adult Programs. As a Kamana graduate, he aspires to inspire more people to finish the program. He continues to push his edges with attempts to touch a deer, flintknap a clovis point, and hear a cougar bird-alarm sequence. Dan is a Wilderness First responder and runs his own Survival Skills website. Check it out: www.survivalmastery.com

10 responses to 30-Day Sit Spot Challenge

  1. Dan Kelly said on March 22, 2011

    Where do you go to sign up?

  2. Kamana Dan said on March 22, 2011

    Hi Dan

    You can sign up in the big green box just above these comments.

  3. Dan Kelly said on March 22, 2011

    Thanks Kamana Dan. I didn't have the green box – I imagine my Noscript add-on for Firefox was blocking it. I see it now that I've switched to Internet Explorer. Thanks again.

  4. Kamana Dan said on March 22, 2011

    No worries. I figured something like that was going on!

  5. Kiril Kundurazieff said on April 1, 2011

    How does one get on the forum?

    I'm also still awaiting the Day 1 E-mail before I head on out., although I can probably treat my Day 1 blog post as a follow-up to last year. ;-D

  6. Kamana Dan said on April 1, 2011

    Hi Kiril (and anyone else who didn't get their email yet),

    If you haven't gotten your email yet here are a couple things to do:

    1) Check you junkmail folder
    2) Make sure that you click the link in the first email that was sent to you after you signed up

    If you still don't find it after that email me at director (at) kamana (dot) org and I will look and see if you are on the list.

    Thanks everyone!

  7. Kiril Kundurazieff said on April 3, 2011

    Alright! Getting the e-mails now, but still don't know how to join the Forum discussions, or comment on peoples sit spot logs.

  8. wonderfulingredients said on April 3, 2011

    lets see, day one through three! red tail hawk nest, w/ hawks! cougar scratch! lots of bird action, first shooting star wildflower and lots of tiny tiny sprouts! water level in the creek is dropping fast, at least 6 inches in three days! oh, and the turkey vultures spiraling on the first warm breeze this morning.

  9. Sam said on June 19, 2011

    Awww man I missed it. I'm gonna go sit solo..

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