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Wilderness Survival Day Program (during April Vacation)

REGISTER FOR SPRING VACATION PROGRAM

DURING APRIL SCHOOL VACATION

Tuesday through Friday

9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Conway, MA

Ages 7 and up

 

Experience the AWAKENING of Spring!

While spending lots of time outdoors, we will

* notice new growth all around us, while learning about edible and medicinal plants,
* notice new birds…establishing territories.

There is so much happening during Spring.

By practicing nature awareness, we will learn to look deeper and through our tracking skills and the ability to be quiet in the forest, we may even see some of the young wildlife. Animals are very busy this time of year, and it is a great time to actually see wildlife.

We will also wander and learn what to do if lost, learn basic wilderness living skills (like shelter making, fire making, cordage), and develop our ability to be comfortable in the woods. Wherever you are, there is home.

Bonus: In the past, we’ve seen, as a group, baby foxes (kits)…maybe well see them again! THIS YEAR–check out the Earthwork Programs’ Community-built wigwam!

…hanging out and making new friends…while being in the woods…practicing and learning new skills…nothing quite like it!

All of this for $282-$306, sliding scale, for 4 days!  If not available for the whole week, 2-day minimum at $77/day.

REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2018, & PAY 2017 PRICES! $276-$300, sliding scale, for 4 days; $75/day for 2-day minimum.

$75 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration

Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions.

REGISTER FOR SPRING VACATION PROGRAM

VISIT OUR WILDERNESS SURVIVAL VACATION PROGRAM PAGE TO LEARN MORE!

Wilderness Survival Vacation Program

making fire bow drill

Wilderness Survival Day Program (during April Vacation)

REGISTER FOR SPRING VACATION PROGRAM

DURING APRIL SCHOOL VACATION

Tuesday through Friday

9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Conway, MA

Ages 7 and up

 

Experience the AWAKENING of Spring!

While spending lots of time outdoors, we will

* notice new growth all around us, while learning about edible and medicinal plants,
* notice new birds…establishing territories.

There is so much happening during Spring.

By practicing nature awareness, we will learn to look deeper and through our tracking skills and the ability to be quiet in the forest, we may even see some of the young wildlife. Animals are very busy this time of year, and it is a great time to actually see wildlife.

We will also wander and learn what to do if lost, learn basic wilderness living skills (like shelter making, fire making, cordage), and develop our ability to be comfortable in the woods. Wherever you are, there is home.

Bonus: In the past, we’ve seen, as a group, baby foxes (kits)…maybe well see them again! THIS YEAR–check out the Earthwork Programs’ Community-built wigwam!

…hanging out and making new friends…while being in the woods…practicing and learning new skills…nothing quite like it!

All of this for $282-$306, sliding scale, for 4 days!  If not available for the whole week, 2-day minimum at $77/day.

REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2018, & PAY 2017 PRICES! $276-$300, sliding scale, for 4 days; $75/day for 2-day minimum.

$75 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration

Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions.

REGISTER FOR SPRING VACATION PROGRAM

VISIT OUR WILDERNESS SURVIVAL VACATION PROGRAM PAGE TO LEARN MORE!

Wilderness Survival Vacation Program

making fire bow drill

Wilderness Survival Day Program (during April Vacation)

REGISTER FOR SPRING VACATION PROGRAM

DURING APRIL SCHOOL VACATION

Tuesday through Friday

9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Conway, MA

Ages 7 and up

 

Experience the AWAKENING of Spring!

While spending lots of time outdoors, we will

* notice new growth all around us, while learning about edible and medicinal plants,
* notice new birds…establishing territories.

There is so much happening during Spring.

By practicing nature awareness, we will learn to look deeper and through our tracking skills and the ability to be quiet in the forest, we may even see some of the young wildlife. Animals are very busy this time of year, and it is a great time to actually see wildlife.

We will also wander and learn what to do if lost, learn basic wilderness living skills (like shelter making, fire making, cordage), and develop our ability to be comfortable in the woods. Wherever you are, there is home.

Bonus: In the past, we’ve seen, as a group, baby foxes (kits)…maybe well see them again! THIS YEAR–check out the Earthwork Programs’ Community-built wigwam!

…hanging out and making new friends…while being in the woods…practicing and learning new skills…nothing quite like it!

All of this for $282-$306, sliding scale, for 4 days!  If not available for the whole week, 2-day minimum at $77/day.

REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2018, & PAY 2017 PRICES! $276-$300, sliding scale, for 4 days; $75/day for 2-day minimum.

$75 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration

Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions.

REGISTER FOR SPRING VACATION PROGRAM

VISIT OUR WILDERNESS SURVIVAL VACATION PROGRAM PAGE TO LEARN MORE!

Wilderness Survival Vacation Program

making fire bow drill

Wilderness Survival Day Program (during April Vacation)

REGISTER FOR SPRING VACATION PROGRAM

DURING APRIL SCHOOL VACATION

Tuesday through Friday

9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Conway, MA

Ages 7 and up

 

Experience the AWAKENING of Spring!

While spending lots of time outdoors, we will

* notice new growth all around us, while learning about edible and medicinal plants,
* notice new birds…establishing territories.

There is so much happening during Spring.

By practicing nature awareness, we will learn to look deeper and through our tracking skills and the ability to be quiet in the forest, we may even see some of the young wildlife. Animals are very busy this time of year, and it is a great time to actually see wildlife.

We will also wander and learn what to do if lost, learn basic wilderness living skills (like shelter making, fire making, cordage), and develop our ability to be comfortable in the woods. Wherever you are, there is home.

Bonus: In the past, we’ve seen, as a group, baby foxes (kits)…maybe well see them again! THIS YEAR–check out the Earthwork Programs’ Community-built wigwam!

…hanging out and making new friends…while being in the woods…practicing and learning new skills…nothing quite like it!

All of this for $282-$306, sliding scale, for 4 days!  If not available for the whole week, 2-day minimum at $77/day.

REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2018, & PAY 2017 PRICES! $276-$300, sliding scale, for 4 days; $75/day for 2-day minimum.

$75 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration

Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions.

REGISTER FOR SPRING VACATION PROGRAM

VISIT OUR WILDERNESS SURVIVAL VACATION PROGRAM PAGE TO LEARN MORE!

Wilderness Survival Vacation Program

Winter Shelter Building

Winter Shelter Workshop (WS 1) ’18

Saturday, February 24, 9 am-12 pm

Workshop 1 of WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND

WINTER SPECIAL: Register & prepay 2 adults & bring 3rd person for FREE!

Register & Prepay Here for Winter Shelter Building

Winter Shelter Building

The art of staying safe & warm in the cold

Building a winter shelter is both a needed survival skill and a great way to enjoy the outdoors this season.

In this family- and adult-oriented class, you will learn the basics of making 3 kinds of winter shelters:

  • The Quinzee
  • Tarp Craft
  • Thermal Mass Shelter

We will also concentrate on how to stay warm in the winter without shelter and techniques to prevent hypothermia, frostbite and other cold-related injuries.Come away from this class with practical tools for staying safe and enjoying all of what winter has to offer!

For Adults, Teens & Families
$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10 if pay day of)

WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND–SCHEDULE

Saturday, 2/24 & Sunday, 2/25

Sat, 9-12: Winter Shelter Building
Sat, 1-4: WinterFire

* Maybe stay overnight in a tent or shelter you built…$10/person; rustic cabin…$20/person (very limited space)

Sun, 9-12:30: Winter Emergency Preparedness
Sun, 1-4: Winter Tracking

VISIT WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND FOR ALL THE DETAILS

winter fire

Winter Outdoor Skills Adventure Weekend ’18 Day 1

SPECIAL WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS for Skiers/Snowboarders, Snowmobilers, Ice Fishermen, Skaters, Hunters, Hikers, Outdoor Enthusiasts & Anyone Who Loves Being Outdoors in the Winter!

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25, 2018

(These Weekends of Workshops fill quickly, so be sure to register ASAP.)

4 Workshops! Attend all, some or just one!

Register & Prepay Here for All 4 Workshops & Save 10%
Join us at Earthwork Programs to learn new bushcraft techniques and practice very old traditional wilderness skills of our ancestors

For families, adults & teens

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

Saturday
9:00-12:00 Winter Shelter Building WS 1
1:00-4:00 WinterFire WS 2

Sunday
9:00-12:30 Winter Emergency Preparedness WS 3
1:00-4:00 Winter Tracking WS 4

CLICK HERE TO SEE WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & TO REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS

For specific questions, call 413-340-1161

 

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

tentThere may be an opportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night if there is enough interest!

* Bring own tent & supplies–$10/person

You can set up your tent in our big field – an 8-acre field of mowed grass. It is a short walk from there up to the main lodge where you can use the kitchen and dining room (the water is shut off during the winter).
REGISTER for CAMPING

* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$20/person (limited spots)

Both cabins have electricity. If it is cold, there is a space heater available. They are very plain, like a backyard shed. The bunks are metal camp-style with foam mattresses, but we have multiple mattresses if you want to stack them for more comfort. You will need to bring your own sleeping bags. Both cabins are just a few steps from the lodge where you can use the kitchen and dining room (the water is shut off during the winter).
— Fox Cabin has two bunkbeds to sleep 4 people.
— Eagle Cabin is larger and can accommodate 6 people in 3 bunkbeds.
REGISTER for CABIN

The bathroom and shower facilities are not available during the winter.
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Bouchard Lodge

The Lodge is a rustic multi-purpose camp building.

The kitchen has a commercial gas range, several refrigerators, 2 sinks (water is not available during the winter), and a microwave. It is fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups, etc.  We just ask that you clean up after yourselves and recycle into the appropriate containers.

The dining area is very flexible. We have folding tables and chairs that you can use as needed, a small nature library for reference, and a cabinet of board games. There is an old tv and a pile of videotapes that you are welcome to use.

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE MID FEBRUARY

 

Homeschool Programs–Fall Session

FALL SESSION: 12 weeks (FRIDAYS–mid September through early December, skip Friday after Thanksgiving)

HERON HOMESCHOOL
Heron is our signature program, taking place on Larch Hill Conservation Area in Amherst for more than 15 years. Hundreds of students have taken the challenge of the Heron, and have developed their nature awareness and wilderness living skills.

Curriculum covered is seasonal according to the natural laws and cycles of nature. For the development of wilderness living skills, it is necessary that we follow the rhythms of the Earth by harvesting materials and creating our earthen wares in the proper season.

WHO: Ages 7 and up
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL HERON

 

SWIFT EAGLE HOMESCHOOL
In the Heron Program, we began a foundation of learning nature awareness and wilderness living skills. The Swift Eagle Program introduces many new skills and adventures while building on the foundations of the Heron Program.

WHO: Preteens & Teens
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL SWIFT EAGLE

 Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions

homeschool Earthwork Programs

Homeschool Programs–Fall Session

FALL SESSION: 12 weeks (FRIDAYS–mid September through early December, skip Friday after Thanksgiving)

HERON HOMESCHOOL
Heron is our signature program, taking place on Larch Hill Conservation Area in Amherst for more than 15 years. Hundreds of students have taken the challenge of the Heron, and have developed their nature awareness and wilderness living skills.

Curriculum covered is seasonal according to the natural laws and cycles of nature. For the development of wilderness living skills, it is necessary that we follow the rhythms of the Earth by harvesting materials and creating our earthen wares in the proper season.

WHO: Ages 7 and up
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL HERON

 

SWIFT EAGLE HOMESCHOOL
In the Heron Program, we began a foundation of learning nature awareness and wilderness living skills. The Swift Eagle Program introduces many new skills and adventures while building on the foundations of the Heron Program.

WHO: Preteens & Teens
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL SWIFT EAGLE

 Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions

homeschool Earthwork Programs

Homeschool Programs–Fall Session

FALL SESSION: 12 weeks (FRIDAYS–mid September through early December, skip Friday after Thanksgiving)

HERON HOMESCHOOL
Heron is our signature program, taking place on Larch Hill Conservation Area in Amherst for more than 15 years. Hundreds of students have taken the challenge of the Heron, and have developed their nature awareness and wilderness living skills.

Curriculum covered is seasonal according to the natural laws and cycles of nature. For the development of wilderness living skills, it is necessary that we follow the rhythms of the Earth by harvesting materials and creating our earthen wares in the proper season.

WHO: Ages 7 and up
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL HERON

 

SWIFT EAGLE HOMESCHOOL
In the Heron Program, we began a foundation of learning nature awareness and wilderness living skills. The Swift Eagle Program introduces many new skills and adventures while building on the foundations of the Heron Program.

WHO: Preteens & Teens
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL SWIFT EAGLE

 Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions

Homeschool Programs–Fall Session

FALL SESSION: 12 weeks (FRIDAYS–mid September through early December, skip Friday after Thanksgiving)

HERON HOMESCHOOL
Heron is our signature program, taking place on Larch Hill Conservation Area in Amherst for more than 15 years. Hundreds of students have taken the challenge of the Heron, and have developed their nature awareness and wilderness living skills.

Curriculum covered is seasonal according to the natural laws and cycles of nature. For the development of wilderness living skills, it is necessary that we follow the rhythms of the Earth by harvesting materials and creating our earthen wares in the proper season.

WHO: Ages 7 and up
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL HERON

 

SWIFT EAGLE HOMESCHOOL
In the Heron Program, we began a foundation of learning nature awareness and wilderness living skills. The Swift Eagle Program introduces many new skills and adventures while building on the foundations of the Heron Program.

WHO: Preteens & Teens
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL SWIFT EAGLE

 Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions

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