May 2014 – Circle of Children is Gifted the Triangle Lake Center
We are in the process of bringing together conscious groups and organizations for the cooperative management of the Triangle Lake Conference Center. Circle of Children will continue to operate our youth immersion programs and family camps on one section of the property, while the conference center is activated as a Youth-Focused Demonstration Site for Sustainable Living and Learning. We will soon be continuing to offer camps, conferences, and retreats to inspire and activate personal and global transformation, and opening our center as a camp facility for week-long Outdoor School programs for 5th and 6th grade students in Oregon.
Jan 2012 – Circle of Children Arrives at Triangle Lake
In January, our organization was intent on finding land where we could put down roots and create a youth-focused Education & Transformation Center. Within two weeks, Circle of Children was donated a fully-developed conference center on 60 acres of land at Triangle Lake in Oregon. With this gift, our community has planted hundreds of fruits trees and transformed open meadows into 2 acres of organic permaculture gardens and food forest. We have hosted a variety of free programs that offer sustainable living, earth stewardship, holistic health, creative arts, community building and dynamic leadership. Our youth leaders are actively managing the gardens, stewarding the land, and designing the upcoming Youth Immersion Program.
Oct 2010 – The Downtown Center in Eugene, Oregon
Our organization was donated the free use of a building in the heart of Downtown Eugene for one year, with all utilities paid. We hosted 2-6 classes daily that ranged from painting, candle making, dance, capoeira, music, yoga, theatre, hula-hoop, youth leadership and more. We also hosted community building circles, potlucks, music and art events, all for free. Our downtown building became a central hub for groups that were activating change in the local community.
March 2010 – A Gift of Raw Land in Lorane, Oregon
Circle of Children was provided with 7 acres of raw land to build a community village. For two years we offered permaculture and earth stewardship skills to many children and families, while growing our sustainable living center.
Sept 2009 – Arrival in Eugene, Oregon
Circle of Children organized a 3-day gathering in a city park next to the playground. Together with children and families, a bamboo kitchen and teepees were built. Food was prepared and shared communally, and the park was filled with music, dance, art and celebration. This gathering was an introduction to the Eugene community, and an invitation to participate in the creation of our vision.
Feb 2009 – Roots Sprout in Mt. Shasta, California
Circle of Children began in Mt Shasta, California, by hosting its first summer camp at the Waldorf School of Natural Living, in collaboration with the school’s founder, Nani.
Feb 2006 – Circle of Children was Born
The vision for Circle of Children began with its founder, Blackhorse Shasta. He saw this vision awakening the spirit of the child in all of our hearts, as we demonstrate how beautiful life is when we connect to the natural world and embody our divine purpose.
Blackhorse sought out on a three year journey of self-discovery that began in Arcata, California and would eventually lead him to the heights of Mt. Shasta. Along the way, he became immersed in health consciousness and a sustainable way of life. He found himself being guided to become a mentor to his friend’s children. He tuned into the spirit of the child and intuitively learned creative ways to relate, play, and nurture the creativity of children. These fundamental experiences would shape the future development and growth of Circle of Children.