Swift Eagle Homeschool


All Homeschool Programs are held in Conway, MA

Fridays, 9 am to 3 pm weekly

 Fall, Winter & Spring Sessions



starts Friday, September 15, & is 10 weeks (with possibility of Extra Fall Days into December)



starts Friday, January 5, & is 8 weeks (skipping February vacation week)



starts Friday, March 22, & is 10 weeks (skipping April vacation week)

In the Heron Program, we begin 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


What are parent saying...

Earthworks was the perfect thing at the perfect time for our 12 year old son, offering him connection, community, and confidence when he needed it most. While at first the wilderness experience seemed way outside Ben's comfort zone, it soon became clear that this WAS his comfort zone. In his words: "I can really be myself here." Many thanks to Frank and his dedicated, knowledgable, and caring team for helping our son tap into strengths he didn't even know he had, and build new ones. Our family is forever grateful. 

Jennifer G

A homeschool mom

Curricular components and additions:

  • Introduction to flint knapping
  • Fire challenge
  • Aidless navigation
  • Harvesting materials
  • Pottery and firing
  • Advanced wilderness shelters
  • Digging stick and fire hardening
  • Journaling
  • First aid training
  • Pottery and firing
  • Language of tracking
  • Learning animal gates
  • Baskets and containers
  • Fire with rocks
  • The art of firemaking...bow drill, hand drill, fire plow
  • Earth philosophy
  • Make backpack
  • Celebration and storytelling
  • Net bags
  • Natural sleeping bags
  • Bow and arrow making
  • Leatherwork
  • Rock boing
  • Survival cement
  • Lost proofing
  • Winter survival skills
  • Harvesting materials
  • Pottery and firing
  • Flint and steel
  • Preparing for winter
  • Secret spot
  • Camouflage and invisibility
  • Creating set of tools for survival
  • Coal burning spoons and bowls
  • Animal forms and stalking kata
  • Carving knife safety and knife care

Curriculum covered is seasonal according to the natural laws, cycles of nature and as time permits.

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.

Documentation of our experiences include photographs, measuring, mapping, independent study and research, drawing and journaling.

WHO: Preteens & Teens

WHERE: Conway, Massachusetts

WHEN: Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Fall (10-week), Winter (8-week) & Spring (10-week) sessions

HOW MUCH: Early-Bird pricing starts @ $92/class + $10 for T-shirt (only available for Spring session).

50% tuition due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after the start of Program...payment plan is available.