A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday - Sunday,  September 21 - 22, 2024

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

Attend All, Some or Just One!

For Adults & Families

If you plan to attend ALL 5 Workshops:


Regular Price: $337.50/adult, $202.50/child with adult - attending all 5 workshops

(Early-Bird: $270.00/adult, $135.00/child with adult, attending all 5 Workshops)

Register early for Early-Bird prices  (ends 2 weeks before the event)

Short Details :


  • 9:00-12:00 Survival Kit Essentials with BONUS Carving & Knife Skills, Adults, Teens, Families w/children 8 years+
  • 1:00-4:00 Wild Edibles, Adults, Teens, Families
  • 5:00-8:00 Cooking over a Fire – Outdoor Cooking, Adults, Teens, Families


  • 9:30-12:30 The Art of Fire, Adults, Teens, Families
  • 1:30-4:30 Animal Tracking plus BONUS–Bird Language, Adults, Teens, Families

Register early for Early-Bird prices--limited time only!

For individual class registration and prices click the button on the class you want below


Hey hikers, skiers, outdoor enthusiasts! What do you do if you get disoriented or some other unexpected situation arises while you’re out and about?

 Do you have a survival kit? What are the top 10 things you bring with you when you’re in the wilderness?

Plus, study the basics of knife safety, carving methods, handling a knife and blade care.

Wild Edibles & Medicinals

Saturday - 1:30PM-4:30PM

Join Frank Grindrod of Earthwork Programs for a unique “how to,” hands-on immersion experience in WILD FOOD and allow it to complement your current culinary habits and lifestyle. Come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicinal you can find right outside your back door. Because we specialize in certain plants in depth, there are certain ones we'll be reviewing from last class as well.

You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles.

Discover how seasonal berries provide edible and medicinal benefits for humans and animals.

Cooking over a Fire - Outdoor Cooking

Saturday  - 6:00PM-9:00PM

Want to learn how to do passive cooking where you can cook multiple items at the same time while you're enjoying the fire?
This Cooking over a Fire - Cooking Outside Workshop is exactly what you're looking for!
In this workshop, we teach you the fine art of being able to cook in style and have the folks that you take camping with you say "wow!"

Food prep and maintaining a good fire are two secrets to good outdoor cooking. We will teach many tips and tricks; we will set up camp rigs that will allow you to cook at your leisure and having fun doing it!


The Art of Fire

Sunday - 9:00AM-12:00PM

Can fire really be made by rubbing sticks together? Yes! There are more than 30 ways to make fire! It’s a skill that has been passed on for generations…learn to create fire without matches. 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. Give it a try yourself or help your son or daughter.

Are you curious about what wildlife lives on your land? We offer wildlife tracking inventories and mapping. This important skill is bringing about real change in wildlife research efforts and has been invaluable to projects throughout the world with quantifiable data.

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.

PLUS learn the 5 main bird voices; by understanding them, and knowing what foundation behaviors to watch for that differentiate baseline and alarm, you can start to experience a more intimate and very powerful depth of knowing.

Register early for Early-Bird prices--limited time only!

If you plan to attend ALL 5 Workshops:



Opportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!*

Camping ($20/person, bring your own tent & supplies) is available at a nominal cost.

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 shower and bathroom facilities, kitchen and dining room.

The bathroom and shower facilities are rustic, like a summer sleepaway camp or simple campground. The men's and women's bathrooms each have hot and cold water, with 2 showers, 2 toilets, and 2 sinks. Sadly, they are not heated.

Bouchard Lodge

The Lodge is a rustic multi-purpose camp building.

The kitchen has a commercial gas range, several refrigerators, 2 sinks, 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.