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Earth Living Skills

All our ancestors had one thing in common: a deep and intimate knowledge of their place. Earth Living Skills is an immersive, hands-on weekend program designed to reconnect to this intrinsic knowledge through outdoor skill-building.
Campers building a fire

Our Program

Participants will learn primitive shelter building, methods for obtaining and purifying water, various fire building techniques, and ways of securing food, such as foraging, tracking and trapping. Each class is different, building on previous skills and relating to the season and what the earth provides. Space is limited and early enrollment is encouraged.

Ages
10-14

Overview
Created especially for children who are eager to delve into the exciting world of primitive living skills, this series will give participants a well-rounded breadth of experience in primitive living skills. You may enroll for multiple sessions at a discounted rate, or for single sessions (space permitting).

Tuition
$260: All 8 sessions ($100 off)
$140: Any 4 sessions ($40 off)
$45 for a single session

Sessions for Families
Sessions run from 10 AM to 12:30 PM

Topics
2/1
Make Your Own Bow
Drill Kit Part 1
2/9
Make Your Own Bow
Drill Kit Part 2
3/7
Bow and Arrow Part 1
3/15
Bow and Arrow Part 2
4/4
Heightening Awareness in the Outdoors
4/19
Natural Camouflage, Tracking, and Stalking
5/2
Harvesting and Processing Spring Plants for Survival
5/17
Cookout: Open Fire Cooking and Techniques for Cooking Outdoors

Ages
17-117

Overview
Our Earth Living Skills sessions for adults cover skills integral to surviving, thriving, and living more fully with the earth – not just on top of it. Enrolling in all four sessions gives participants a well-rounded breadth of experience in skills for each season here in the Northeast. Participants can also sign up for individual sessions (space permitting).

Tuition
$440: All 8 Sessions
$260: Any 4 sessions
$75 for a single session

Sessions for Adults
Full-day workshops run from 10 AM to 4 PM
Topics
1/19
Awakening Awareness: Tracking, Bird Language, Stalking, and Movement
2/8
Coal Burning Bowls and Spoons
3/22
Learn to Basket Weave
4/18
Water Collection, Processing, and Purification
5/9
Spring Wild Edibles: Medicine Making

Ages
Families with children, ages 6 & up

Overview
This series is for families wanting to connect with each other as well as with the earth. Our Earth Living Skills series for families covers the foundations in a fun, family-oriented way—perhaps even inspiring you to ditch the tent and propane tank on your next family camping trip. Enrolling in all sessions will give families a well-rounded breadth of experience in earth skills here in the Northeast. This is also a great opportunity to make new family friends that share similar interests!

Tuition
$25 per participant per session
20% off your family total: All 8 sessions
10% off your family total: Any 4 sessions

Note: Due to the hands-on nature of the Family program, each adult must be accompanied by no more than two children. If you are unable to meet this requirement, please contact us to see how we might accommodate your situation.


Sessions for Children
Sessions run from 2 PM to 4:30 PM

Topics
1/18 or 1/5
Tracking and Movement
2/1 or 2/9
Coal Burning Bowls and Spoons: Part I
3/7 or 3/15
Coal Burning Bowls and Spoons: Part I
4/4 or 4/19
Water Collection and Processing
5/2 or 5/17
Spring Wild Edibles

Questions?

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.