Earthwork Wilderness Survival Training School | 413-340-1161

Thank you for your interest in Earthwork Programs, & Welcome to our Community!

In order to reserve land and purchase materials and supplies, some Programs require a nonrefundable deposit. Full payment or just the deposit can be made:

  • by electronic payment directly from your bank*, or
  • mail a check*, payable to Earthwork Programs, to PO Box 961, Williamsburg, MA 01096, or
  • pay via PayPal (send to

PREPAYMENTS ARE NONREFUNDABLE; if you cancel within a week before a Program, you can apply your prepayment to a Program within 3 months of cancellation. Some deposits are NONREFUNDABLE. If we cancel or postpone a Program, all payments shall be refunded.

*Check Policy: You will be charged a $35 Administration Fee for returned checks. Participant will be billed for fee and fee must be paid in full to attend future Earthwork Programs. Two or more insufficient checks require participants to pay via Paypal, Cash or Money Order only.

*Sliding Scale: Frank offers Programs to families of all income levels; pay what you are able in that range.

Upon receipt of your Registration form and deposit, we will send you our Welcome email loaded with information about medical forms (for children’s Programs), what to bring and where to meet.

To ensure quality mentoring, we often limit our group sizes so be sure to register early. Programs may be cancelled/postponed due to low registration or extreme weather; we will notify you by email. Check our Calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.

Online Registration Form

This is the 1st step: just CLICK ON THE BOX(ES) for the Program(s) in which you are interested, fill in the appropriate fields and then click “Submit.” We will acknowledge your registration within a few days, so if you don’t hear from us, feel free to call us (413-340-1161) to discuss registration, specific dates, other concerns and questions.

I am registering for the following Program(s) [click all that apply]:


  • Jon Young speaks about Building Community through Nature Connection for Health & Well-being: reschedule date tbd, for adults & families, $10 suggested donation AT THE DOOR (do not prepay)
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification: tbd, $250, prepaid.
  • Earth Skills: Sunday, 8/14, $75, Monterey, MA

Sliding Scale Tuition: Fall=12 classes $670-$850 (includes Handbook/Journal), Winter=8 classes $440-$560, Spring=10 classes $562-$712 (includes T-shirt)

      • Heron age 7+
      • Swift Eagles teen

$150 = 6-week series

      • WolfQuest, Amherst

Most Vacation Programs are $276-$300/4 days, sliding scale, unless noted; 2-day minimum, $75/day

      • Winter Survival, February Vacation age 8+
      • Wilderness Survival, April Vacation age 8+

Most Workshops are 3 hours

      • Programs with Trustees of Reservations $30/adult, $10/child Trustees Members; $40/adult, $20/child Nonmembers
      • Wild Food Immersion Series (list the date(s) in the Extra information box below)  PREPAID $50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person/Workshop if pay day of)
      • Wilderness Living Skills (check this box for INTRO TO WILDERNESS SKILLS, ANIMAL TRACKING, SHELTER, FIRE, TRAPPING, SKINNING, NAVIGATION, WILDLIFE WANDERINGS and then enter the workshop in Extra information box below) PREPAID $50/adult/Workshop, $30/child with adult (add $10/person/Workshop if pay day of); additional family rates may be available
      • Art of Mentoring (price depends on size of group)
      • Emergency Survival and Self-Sufficiency Skills PREPAID $60/adult (add $10/person if pay day of) (If you’re interested in the Emergency Prep Talk, please check this box and then list the date(s) in the Extra information box below. Talks are FREE…donations are accepted)
      • Fall Foliage Walk & Tree/Shrub ID, Sun, 10/16, 1-4 pm, Northampton, PREPAID $50/adult, $30/child with adult (add $10/person if pay day of)
      • Other Workshops/Special Programs (use this if you can’t find the appropriate checkbox; put whatever details you know in the Extra information box below)

Workshops are 3 hours; unless noted, PREPAID $50/adult/Workshop, $30/child with adult/Workshop (add $10/person/Workshop if pay day of)

      • Skill of Knife WS1, Sat, 9/24, 9-12
      • Wild Edibles WS2Sat, 9/24, 1-4
      • Primitive Cooking WS3, Sat, 5-8, $65/adult, $30/child, must be prepaid
      • Art of Fire WS4Sun, 9/25, 9:30-12:30
      • Animal Tracking/Bird Language WS5Sun, 9/25, 1:30-4:30
      • Camping ($5/person) indicate how many people in Extra Information box below
      • Cabin ($8/person) indicate how many people in Extra Information box below


      • Traditional Wilderness Winter Camping, Mon, tbd-Fri, tbd, $399
      • Wilderness Immersion for Adults, tbd, $250-$350, sliding scale


      • Build Clay Oven date tbd $60/adult, $30/child prepaid
      • Tiny House Building  date tbd $750/person; $700/if not staying overnight


      • Living History
      • Other Custom

Unless noted, Camps are $330-$390, sliding scale, for the week ($150 nonrefundable deposit required upon registration)

    • At Home in the Woods SC1: Conway,
    • At Home in the Woods SC2: Conway
    • LIT (Leader in Training): Conway
    • At Home in the Woods SC3: Conway
    • At Home in the Woods SC4: Conway
    • At Home in the Woods SC5: Conway
    • At Home in the Woods SC6: Conway
    • Way of the Scout: Conway, $400-$450, sliding scale
    • Hunter-Gatherer: Conway
    • At Home in the Woods SC7: Conway
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AFTER YOU CLICK SUBMIT ABOVE, YOU’LL RECEIVE A “Thank You for Registering” page and the 2ND STEP: Payment information details.

Refund Policy:

Unless otherwise stated, PREPAYMENTS are not refundable. If you cancel within a week of the Program, you can apply your prepayment to another Program within 3 months of cancellation. In the event we cancel a Program, a full refund will be issued. Some Programs require a NONrefundable deposit.