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Winter Tracking Workshop (WS 4) ’18

Sunday, February 25, 1-4 pm

Workshop 4 of WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND

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

Register & Prepay Here for Winter Tracking

Winter Tracking

Have you ever been in the woods and wonder “who’s been here?” Join us for the art and science of tracking. Learn how to read signs and tell the stories of the landscape and learn terminology so you can have a common language for wildlife conservation efforts. In our tracking classes, throughout the year, beginner and expert trackers come together and are immersed in ancient and modern teachings. Explore your understanding of the natural world through the eyes of a tracker. Bring your field guides, journal and sense of wonder.

There’s no better teacher than experience…learn and practice,
* the 5 arts of tracking;
* the art of questioning;
* 3 perspectives of tracking;
* mind’s eye training;
* field journaling!

For Adults, Teens, Families
$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person 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

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Winter Emergency Preparedness Workshop (WS 3) ’18

Sunday, February 25, 9 am-12:30 pm

Workshop 3 of WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND

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

Register & Prepay Here for Winter Emergency Prep

Our Emergency Preparedness & Self-Sufficiency Skills Workshop combined with a bonus…ICE SAFETY!

This hands-on, engaging workshop will demonstrate the practical skills you need as you learn how to:

  • Create warm shelter in or outside your home;
  • Stay healthy through safe hygiene and sanitation practices;
  • Make water safe to drink;
  • Make fire when matches are wet or lighter fluid doesn’t work due to extreme cold;
  • Find the best food sources when grocery stores are wiped out or you can’t get to them;
  • Prepare food when the stove or microwave doesn’t work;
  • Use your car as a shelter, for cooking food and making a fire.

BONUS–ICE SAFETY!

Attention: Skaters, Ice Fishermen, Snowmobilers, Skiiers, Hikers, Children Just Playing on the Ice

Would you know what to do if you fell through the ice, or one of your loved ones…perhaps a family member…plunged into the excruciating frigid water? This is a terrifying thought, and people have lost loved ones in this scenario; it is a REAL concern. However, taking the time to educate yourself and your family gives you an incredible edge that can make the difference between life and death.

Although this situation seems grim, we can help you understand that ICE SAFETY training is an extremely important SKILL that you can acquire. You and your friends/family can be prepared and know exactly what to do.

Being prepared and knowing how to respond provides a comfort and security that nothing else can. With this new-found knowledge and skill, you know what to do for yourself, as well as if someone you witness falls through the ice. In this class, you will learn:

  • how to approach the ice
  • how to read the ice while traveling over lakes, rivers
  • how to determine ice thickness so you know what places are safe on lakes, ponds, rivers
  • how to deal with the initial first minute of submersion–one that you can be prepared for in this class
  • how to determine which direction to swim as the ice breaks under you

Learn the different strategies and rescue procedures for what to do before, during and after someone goes through the ice.

For Adults, Teens & Families
$60/adult, $35/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

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Winter Outdoor Skills Adventure Weekend ’18 Day 2

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.
heated.

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

 

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WinterFire Workshop (WS 2) ’18

Saturday, February 24, 1-4 pm

Workshop 2 of WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND

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

Register & Prepay Here for WinterFire

WinterFire

Attention: Skiers/Snowboarders, Snowmobilers, Ice Fishermen, Skaters, Hunters, Outdoor Enthusiasts!

Have you ever struggled to get a fire going or got lost on a hike on a snowy mountain?

A fire may be the difference between life and death.

This 3-hour Workshop will not only entertain you, but it may save your life! You’ll learn how to take these 3 things, and why you should have them every time the temperature drops below 32 degrees…because they will start a fire every single time you apply the methods you will learn in this Workshop.

Have you ever made a fire on the snow? Do you know how to make fire? What if you and your family are hiking, skiing or out for a drive and get stranded? A fun outing can become a potential life-threatening emergency rather quickly given certain conditions. How would you stay warm?

Here you’ll learn one of the most important outdoor skills: how to survive in the wilderness in winter and develop some outdoor survival skills in fire-starting methods and techniques.

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 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.
heated.

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

 

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Animal Tracking & Bird Language Workshop (WS 5)

$50/adult, $30/child w/adult (add $10/person if pay day of)
REGISTER for ANIMAL TRACKING

SPECIAL DEAL: REGISTER 2 ADULTS AND YOUR 3RD PERSON IS FREE!!

Animal Tracking + Bird Language (for adults, teens & families): There’s no better teacher than experience…learn and practice: the 5 arts of tracking, the art of questioning, 3 perspectives of trackings, mind’s eye training and field journaling! In our tracking classes, throughout the year, beginner and expert trackers come together and are immersed in ancient and modern teachings.

This is Workshop 5 of our Wilderness Extravaganza (see schedule below)

 

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, Sept 23, & Sunday, Sept 24, 2017

5 Workshops (click here for descriptions)! Attend all, some or just one!

Join Frank Grindrod & Earthwork Programs to learn new and practice old wilderness skills.

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

For Adults & Teens; some Workshops are great for Families too!

Saturday, 9/23

9:00-12:00 The Skill of the Knife WS 1  Adults, Teens, Families w/children 8 years+
1:00-4:00 Wild Edibles & Medicinals WS 2 Adults, Teens, Families
5:00-8:00 Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making WS 3 * Adults, Teens, Families

Sunday, 9/24
9:30-12:30 The Art of Fire WS 4 Adults, Teens, Families
1:30-4:30 Animal Tracking plus BONUS–Bird Language WS 5 Adults, Teens, Families

 

Bring your field guides, a journal and sense of wonder!

Cost:

ALL WORKSHOPS EXCEPT PRIMITIVE COOKING: Per Workshop–$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person/Workshop if pay day of)

(AND FOR SKILL OF THE KNIFE, WILD EDIBLES & MEDICINALS, ART OF FIRE AND ANIMAL TRACKING & BIRD LANGUAGE–REGISTER 2 ADULTS & YOUR 3RD PERSON IS FREE!!)

PRIMITIVE COOKING & MEDICINE MAKING: $65/adult prepaid; $30/child with adult–MUST BE PREPAID TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP

TOTAL $265 FOR ALL 5 FOR ONE ADULT, prepaid.

Register for all 5 Workshops, save 10% (prepaid)–$238.50!

 

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

tentOpportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$10/person
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$20/person (limited spots)
Both options have use of the kitchen, showers & toilets

SEE COMPLETE CAMPING/CABIN DETAILS ON MAIN WILDERNESS EXTRAVAGANZA PAGE (scroll to bottom)

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15

Starting a Fire

The Art of Fire (WS 4)

$50/adult, $30/child w/adult (add $10/person if pay day of)

REGISTER for THE ART OF FIRE

SPECIAL DEAL: REGISTER 2 ADULTS AND YOUR 3RD PERSON IS FREE!!

The Art of Fire (for adults, teens & families): Experience this lost art that we are preserving and sharing with the future generations…see our children rekindle this connection to our past and see for yourself why this is essential to witness.

This is Workshop 4 of our Wilderness Extravaganza (see schedule below)

 

 

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, Sept 23, & Sunday, Sept 24, 2017

5 Workshops (click here for descriptions)! Attend all, some or just one!

Join Frank Grindrod & Earthwork Programs to learn new and practice old wilderness skills.

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

For Adults & Teens; some Workshops are great for Families too!

Saturday, 9/23

9:00-12:00 The Skill of the Knife WS 1  Adults, Teens, Families w/children 8 years+
1:00-4:00 Wild Edibles & Medicinals WS 2 Adults, Teens, Families
5:00-8:00 Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making WS 3 * Adults, Teens, Families

Sunday, 9/24
9:30-12:30 The Art of Fire WS 4 Adults, Teens, Families
1:30-4:30 Animal Tracking plus BONUS–Bird Language WS 5 Adults, Teens, Families

 

Bring your field guides, a journal and sense of wonder!

Cost:

ALL WORKSHOPS EXCEPT PRIMITIVE COOKING: Per Workshop–$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person/Workshop if pay day of)

(AND FOR SKILL OF THE KNIFE, WILD EDIBLES & MEDICINALS, ART OF FIRE AND ANIMAL TRACKING & BIRD LANGUAGE–REGISTER 2 ADULTS & YOUR 3RD PERSON IS FREE!!)

PRIMITIVE COOKING & MEDICINE MAKING: $65/adult prepaid; $30/child with adult–MUST BE PREPAID TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP

TOTAL $265 FOR ALL 5 FOR ONE ADULT, prepaid.

Register for all 5 Workshops, save 10% (prepaid)–$238.50!

 

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

tentOpportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$10/person
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$20/person (limited spots)
Both options have use of the kitchen, showers & toilets

SEE COMPLETE CAMPING/CABIN DETAILS ON MAIN WILDERNESS EXTRAVAGANZA PAGE (scroll to bottom)

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15

Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making (WS 3)

$65/adult, $30/child w/adult (add $10/person if pay day of)
REGISTER for PRIMITIVE COOKING & MEDICINE MAKING

Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making (for adults, teens & families): During the Wild Edibles & Medicinals Workshop, we gather wild plants and mushrooms and process them. During this Workshop, we will cook a feast from the roots and plants we harvested. Learn how to cook a delicious hot stone soup in a pumpkin! Food prep and maintaining a good fire are two secrets to good outdoor cooking while enjoying the process; we will share many tips and tricks.

Experience herbal medicine making with Cherry Bark Syrup! In combination with the Wild Edibles & Medicinals Workshop, learn how to ethically harvest wild cherry bark, easily peel the inner bark and make medicinal syrup for dry hacking coughs and many other health conditions.

This is Workshop 3 of our Wilderness Extravaganza (see schedule below)

 

 

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, Sept 23, & Sunday, Sept 24, 2017

5 Workshops (click here for descriptions)! Attend all, some or just one!

Join Frank Grindrod & Earthwork Programs to learn new and practice old wilderness skills.

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

For Adults & Teens; some Workshops are great for Families too!

Saturday, 9/23

9:00-12:00 The Skill of the Knife WS 1  Adults, Teens, Families w/children 8 years+
1:00-4:00 Wild Edibles & Medicinals WS 2 Adults, Teens, Families
5:00-8:00 Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making WS 3 * Adults, Teens, Families

Sunday, 9/24
9:30-12:30 The Art of Fire WS 4 Adults, Teens, Families
1:30-4:30 Animal Tracking plus BONUS–Bird Language WS 5 Adults, Teens, Families

 

Bring your field guides, a journal and sense of wonder!

Cost:

ALL WORKSHOPS EXCEPT PRIMITIVE COOKING: Per Workshop–$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person/Workshop if pay day of)

PRIMITIVE COOKING & MEDICINE MAKING: $65/adult prepaid; $30/child with adult–MUST BE PREPAID TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP

TOTAL $265 FOR ALL 5 FOR ONE ADULT, prepaid.

Register for all 5 Workshops, save 10% (prepaid)–$238.50!

 

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

tentOpportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$10/person
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$20/person (limited spots)
Both options have use of the kitchen, showers & toilets

SEE COMPLETE CAMPING/CABIN DETAILS ON MAIN WILDERNESS EXTRAVAGANZA PAGE (scroll to bottom)

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15

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Wilderness Extravaganza–5th Annual

 

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, Sept 23, & Sunday, Sept 24, 2017

REGISTER for ALL 5 & SAVE 10%

FOR 4 OF THE WORKSHOPS, REGISTER 2 ADULTS AND YOUR 3RD PERSON IS FREE!!

5 Workshops (click here for descriptions)! Attend all, some or just one!

Join Frank Grindrod & Earthwork Programs to learn new and practice old wilderness skills.

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

For Adults & Teens; some Workshops are great for Families too!

Saturday

9:00-12:00 The Skill of the Knife WS 1  Adults, Teens, Families w/children 8 years+REGISTER (Knife)
1:00-4:00 Wild Edibles WS 2 Adults, Teens, Families
REGISTER (Edibles)

5:00-8:00 Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making WS 3 * Adults, Teens, Families

REGISTER (Cooking)

Sunday
9:30-12:30 The Art of Fire WS 4 Adults, Teens, Families
REGISTER (Fire)

1:30-4:30 Animal Tracking plus BONUS–Bird Language WS 5 Adults, Teens, Families

REGISTER (Tracking)

 

Bring your field guides, a journal and sense of wonder!

Cost:

ALL WORKSHOPS EXCEPT PRIMITIVE COOKING: Per Workshop–$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person/Workshop if pay day of)

(AND FOR SKILL OF THE KNIFE, WILD EDIBLES & MEDICINALS, ART OF FIRE AND ANIMAL TRACKING & BIRD LANGUAGE–REGISTER 2 ADULTS & YOUR 3RD PERSON IS FREE!!)

PRIMITIVE COOKING & MEDICINE MAKING: $65/adult prepaid; $30/child with adult–MUST BE PREPAID TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP

TOTAL $265 FOR ALL 5 FOR ONE ADULT, prepaid.

Register for all 5 Workshops, save 10% (prepaid)–$238.50!

 

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

tentOpportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$10/person
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$20/person (limited spots)
Both options have use of the kitchen, showers & toilets

SEE COMPLETE CAMPING/CABIN DETAILS ON MAIN WILDERNESS EXTRAVAGANZA PAGE (scroll to bottom)

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15

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