Family Bushcraft Week On The Schedule For 2021

Registration is open for the 2021 family bushcraft week at the SOTF campus in Vermont.

Looking for something a little different for your family vacation? School Of The Forest is excited to bring back this old favorite from the Jack Mountain folk school. This new iteration will take place at the SOTF campus in Southern VT

A low-key variation of the Jack Mountain “Woodsman” course designed as a fun family camping and learning experience. We’ll spend the week learning the skills of bushcraft and survival. Students will get an introduction to knife use, axe work, and fire lighting techniques, and all the ins and outs of living outdoors, as well as learning about the local ecology in the form of edible wild plants, tracks and sign, reading the weather, and the stars and night sky. In addition to the time spent learning, we’ll also make time for swimming, cooking over the fire and enjoying the pleasures of a simple, outdoor life.

This program has always been a hit with families of all sizes and ages and was created to provide an alternative summer vacation option and give families the chance to learn skills together. I’ve always had a good time running it at the Jack Mountain field school in northern Maine, and I’m excited to bring this opportunity to people who can’t travel quite so far.  It’ll be a fun time, and a lot of learning will happen for the whole family.

You can find out more about the course at this link, and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

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  • Tara Mayers

    Hi Tim!
    I just got this email and saw you were offering the family Bush Craft week and it threw me back to Keiran’s first adventure with Jack Mountain as a young teen. When he and his Dad went up and it changed Keiran’s life forever. :) It was there that he saw the future and a happy life doing what he loves to do, be outside in nature. It opened up a world of possibilities for him. As you know he took many more classes with you and because of them grew into a strong, independent and happy young man. He just turned 22 last week and was offered his second promotion, this time to Manager of Park Assistants at Piney Run Park in Carroll County, MD! The park departments were actually fighting over him, the Head Naturalist wanted him for a naturalist position! They are super impressed with his work ethic, knowledge and ability to handle multiple projects. All skills he learned at Jack Mountain. Happy New Year!!! Tara

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