College Semester In The Wilderness

Thinking about taking a semester off from college and spending it in the wilderness? If so, compare the different approaches of our program versus the large, corporate wilderness education companies. If you’re looking for modern, high-tech outdoor education with programs on backpacking and mountaineering, then check them out. But if you’re interested in building a personal connection with the land and learning the traditional skills people have used to live in the wilderness since the last ice age, we might be a better fit. Compare for yourself:

Corporate Wilderness Education

The Wilderness Bushcraft Semester

Tuition: $11,000+ Tuition: $6850
College Credit College Credit
Displaced Impact – Leave No Trace on a local scale Positive Impact – Leave No Trace on a global scale
High Tech, Low Skill Low Tech, High Skill
Fleece, Nylon And Gore-Tex Wool, Canvas And Buckskin
Mass-Produced Technical Gear Handmade Traditional Gear
Technical Backpack Home Made Pack Basket
Kevlar Kayak Handmade Wood Canvas Canoe
GPS Barehand Navigation
Petroleum Backpacking Stove Campfire And Solar Oven
Multitool Axe, Knife And Crooked Knife
45 Year Old Curriculum 10,000 Year Old Curriculum
Carry What You Need In Your Pack Carry What You Need In Your Head
Large Corporate Organization Rural Maine Small Business
Cutting Edge Outdoor Education Old Time Bushcraft
Self-Contained Backpacking Self-Reliant Living
Numerous Semester Courses Run In A Variety Of Locations 14 Semester Courses Run In Maine and New Hampshire

Many more people are interested in the corporate approach, and it’s great that there are companies that run college semester programs that focus on it. We’re not interested in working with the masses, just those few who are looking to break away from the herd.

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