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Raleigh Outdoor School and Summer Camp Director, Andy Smith, Publishes Book of Nature Essays
The founder of the Raleigh-based Grey Fox Wilderness Programs outdoor school and summer camp, Andy Smith, publishes his first book, Grey Fox Wilderness Stories - Intuition, Mentoring and Spirituality in Nature.
By: ClearSight Creative Resources
Grey Fox Wilderness Stories is a collection of essays about personal discovery, mentoring and teaching in the wilderness. He tells stories about his own solo outdoor adventures and experiences with students. Smith is very insightful about listening to his intuition to guide his own actions in nature, and as a teacher.
"I wanted to write these stories of mentoring and self-discovery in nature to share how much I learn and to encourage others to discover their own connection with nature," said Smith. The book is available in paperback and as a Kindle eBook on Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/
Your purchases of the book support Grey Fox Wilderness Programs in continuing to offer valuable and fun nature experiences for youth and adults in the Raleigh area..
Inner River Press, a new North Carolina micro-publisher, selected Grey Fox Wilderness Stories as their first book. "We chose Smith's manuscript because it closely fit with our mission to print books that inform us about our inner nature and the natural world," said Anora McGaha, the publisher.
Smith is a story teller. In his camp programs and workshops he uses stories to engage his students on multiple levels, whether around campfires or other settings. In the chapter called Crocodile Crawl, Smith begins a story with his campers while in the cool waters of a stream.
Ken Moore, Flora columnist for the Carrboro CITIZEN, and a former assistant director of the N.C. Botanical Gardens, wrote this about Smith's book:
"Following in the footsteps of Tom Brown, Jr., Andy Smith’s Grey Fox Wilderness Stories offer engaging stories of personal adventures that invite each of us to seek a serious reconnect with Nature, to meet a personal challenge and to follow the yearning to realize that ‘reconnect’
In a time in our civilization when our culture is increasingly removed from nature. Smith speaks to the awakening and vitality we can re-discover outdoors. Like The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, Smith shares the urgency of and passion for reconnecting children, teens and adults to nature.
About the Author, Andy Smith
For over twenty years Andy Smith has been teaching and mentoring youth and adults in learning about themselves and their world in the outdoors. Andy Smith began mentoring at 14, working for local Boys and Girls Clubs, the Triangle Area YMCA, Raleigh and Wake County Parks, and the Schoolhouse of Wonder. Smith also co-founded of a local tracking and survival group.
Andy Smith has trained with some of the top wilderness survival and training professionals. He has taken classes at Tom Brown Junior's Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School; taken John Young's Art of Mentoring course; and studied with expert tracker Kevin Reeves, and many other local trackers.
Smith is available for speaking engagements, book readings, custom outdoors events, programs and camps. He welcomes inquiries about special programs and events for home school students, groups of friends, and adults.
Pictures and updates are posted on the Facebook Page. http://www.facebook.com/
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Grey Fox Wilderness Programs is an outdoor school and summer camp founded by Raleigh native Andy Smith. Through its many programs, Grey Fox Wilderness Programs offers day summer camps for kids, weekend camping, quests, survival training, scout events and skills. Grey Fox Wilderness Programs are held at a variety of local parks and private locations best suited for each event. Visit his Web site at http://greyfoxwilderness.com/
Andy Smith can be reached at 919-524-8757 or via email at: email@example.com
Page Updated Last on: Mar 28, 2011