All Homeschool Programs are now held in Conway, MA!
Both Heron and Swift Eagle Programs are held on Fridays throughout the Fall, Winter & Spring!
And both Programs are now 6 hours: 9 am to 3 pm weekly!
New this Year: for ages 5 & 6 Path of the Otter
WINTER SESSION 2022: Friday, January 7 and will be 8 weeks (ending March 4, skipping February Vacation week).
Early-Bird pricing ($640/8-week Winter Session) will end November 30–so register now! Regular tuition is $720 for the 8-week Winter session.
Register Your Teen/Preteen for Winter Swift Eagle Today!
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.
“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
- Net bags
- Natural sleeping bags
- Bow and arrow making
- Rock boing
- Survival cement
- Lost proofing
- Winter survival skills
- Advanced wilderness shelters
- Digging stick and fire hardening
- First aid training
- Language of tracking
- Learning animal gates
- Baskets and containers
- Fire with rocks
- The art of firemaking…bow drill, hand drill, fire plow
- Flint and steel
- Preparing for winter
- Secret spot
- Camouflage and invisibility
- Creating set of tools for survival
- Earth philosophy
- Make backpack
- Celebration and storytelling
- Plaster casts and making tracking museum
- Carving knife safety and knife care
- Animal forms and stalking kata
- Coal burning spoons and bowls
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.
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 @ $80/class + $10 for Handbook/Journal (required–same can be used for all 3 seasons) + $10 for T-shirt (required only for Spring session; not available during Fall & Winter). 50% tuition due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after the start of Program…payment plan is available.