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Fri, Aug 11


Spring Basin Wilderness

Wild Heart Campout

Awaken your inner wisdom

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Wild Heart Campout
Wild Heart Campout

Time & Location

Aug 11, 2023, 3:00 PM – Aug 13, 2023, 11:00 AM

Spring Basin Wilderness, Clarno, OR 97830, USA

About the event

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Encounter the clarity, wisdom and strength our ancestors have found throughout time by walking away from civilization to be immersed in wilderness. Our modern world has left many of us disconnected from nature, addicted to technology, and feeling confused about our life or our purpose. In the desert, without the distractions and distortions present in ordinary life, a wholeness awaits. Out in the wilderness, the depths of knowing, healing, and Being are truly vast. Are you longing for reconnection? Do you hear a calling to be with the mystery and medicine of wilderness?

On this campout you will:

  • Hike and explore one of Oregon’s most stunning desert landscapes.
  • Tap into your inherent wisdom through the art of the wilderness walk.
  • Revel in the expanse of the universe by sleeping outside during the most impressive meteor shower of the year (Perseids), in one of the darkest places around.
  • Come home to yourself through guided experiences of mindfulness, drumming, facilitated councils, and wilderness tea ceremony.

Event Details:

  • Event will begin Friday, Aug 11 at 3pm. We will meet in Clarno, Oregon then drive together to our location. Event will end on Sunday, Aug 13 at 11am. Ride sharing will be coordinated as much as possible.
  • Heartland will provide meals starting with dinner on Friday and ending with breakfast on Sunday. Please bring any snacks or supplementary food you will need.
  • Participants must be able to hike at least 2 miles including up hills and on uneven ground. Please bring your own camping equipment and have self sufficiency with basic camping.

Registration and Policies:

Please register early as there is limited space and we expect this event to fill up!

After registration you will receive the following:

  • Welcome letter and packing list
  • Liability waiver to sign and return
  • Dietary and medical information form to fill out and return

Refunds for cancellations are available as follows:

  • 100% refund if cancellation is prior to 4 weeks before departure.
  • 50% refund if cancellation is 1-4 weeks before departure.
  • No refund available for cancellations less than 1 week before trip. Thank you for understanding.

Questions about this event? Email

This event is currently full! To put your name on the waitlist please email

About Your Guides:

Michael Silverstein-Bode

Michael Silverstein-Bode is a wilderness guide, mindfulness instructor, and ceremonialist. Wild lands are his most revered sanctuaries and his heart serves as his wisest teacher. Michael created and is Lead Guide for Heartland, whose mission is to connect humans to their hearts and to nature through intimate relationship with the natural world.

Michael has a strong background in mindfulness and contemplative studies, having taught teens and adults through Peace in Schools, Presence Collective, and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. He has facilitated for men’s groups challenging internalized patriarchy and white supremacy, and is passionate about rites of passage ceremony, plant medicine, and decentralized spirituality. He is heart-led, community-oriented, and a believer in the innate wisdom and wholeness in all people.

Michael has been a mindfulness instructor since 2013 and a wilderness guide since 2021.

Annie Cattabriga-Alosa

Hello, Kindred Spirits!

I’m Annie, a self-initiated priestess of the Divine Feminine, professional psychic, artist, and mom of twin girls.

My numerous intuitive readings with people over the years have taught me that many of us have common desires - to find balance, fulfillment, and meaning in our lives.

After participating in a vision fast ceremony in 2021, it became clear to me that immersion in nature helps us tune into guidance from our souls. Experiencing belonging in wild places is a healing balm when we’ve forgotten our inherent connection. Often the direction we look outside ourselves to find can be accessed within us when we detach from the status quo and just “be.”

One of the big “aha moments” during my vision fast was the realization of a very simple, yet powerful, life purpose of mine. This is to be a JOY GUIDE by embodying unabashed joy, authenticity, and pleasure in the world. As a joy guide, I advocate for your inner child and help you remember and prioritize what brings you joy.

I also believe in the power of intentional ceremony, both solo and within a group, to create significant energy shifts for us. I’ve been leading retreats and ceremonies since 2019 to reclaim these rites that have been forgotten in our modern culture.

Ultimately, we each receive from these wilderness experiences what we are willing to put in. I’m here to help you trust the intelligence and sacredness of nature, both within yourself and in the wild.


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