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Classes 2023

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Weekend Survival Intensive

July 7-9


Tim Swanson of Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival is teaming up with Cheeny Plante for this weekend class.

Cheeny is a registered Maine Guide, SERE specialist, thru hiker, Naked & Afraid survivalist, and an internationally experienced survival instructor.

Tim has a background as a backpacking guide, survival instructor, animal tracker, and has traveled the country testing his survival skills for the past 20+ years.

Join us in the mountains of Western Maine and camp out with a great community of folks. This class will prepare you for the unexpected with loads of life saving skills. Dinner will be provided Friday and Saturday as well as morning coffee Saturday and Sunday. This class is for adults but families with mature minors are welcome!

Skills Covered:

  • Fire Building

  • Water Disinfection

  • Map & Compass

  • Shelter Building

  • Fishing Tools

  • Hunting Weapons

  • Animal Traps

  • Foraging

  • Knife, Saw, and Axe Skills

  • & Much More!


Naturalist Weekend

With Jonathan Shapiro
of Fox Paw School

July 22-23


To build authentic relationship with the wild world, we need to read what's happening on the landscape around us! Join Jonathan Shapiro of Fox Paw School for an intro to the land as we learn to identify and interpret what we see in the more-than-human realm.


We'll construct a broad-scale ecological framework of the area, then focus on tree and plant ID, animal tracking, and bird language/identification, and connect it to the cycle of the seasons. And of course, we'll have time for contemplation of and gratitude to the beings with whom we share our home.


Most of our time will be in the field, with a few short classroom segments.

On-site camping and four meals are included (Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch). Those students who are coming from farther away may want to arrive Friday evening to be ready to begin Saturday morning.


Cost: $200

Limit of 12 students

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5th Annual
Moose Ridge Gathering

With more than 20 talented instructors!

August 3-6

Join us for a long weekend of camping in the wilderness and choosing from 30+ different classes and learning opportunities!  The gathering is always a great time with a community of great people.


Foraging Food & Medicine

with Laura Wolfer

September 2-3


Have you always wanted to forage for food and medicine but didn't know where to start?  Here's your opportunity!  We will learn to identify some of the many edible and medicinal plants commonly found here in the Northeast.  We will also talk about the benefits of including wild foods in the diet, and learn the basics of making plant medicines.   

On-site camping and four meals are included

(Saturday lunch and dinner,

and Sunday breakfast and lunch)


Cost: $200

Limit of 10 students

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Mayhem on the Mountain

September 28-October 1


This weekend survival class and challenge is designed to set you up with a full experience where you can BE in the wilderness, while practicing these fun skills. Camp out in rural Maine with a group of like-minded folks sharing the same interest as you. Coffee, lunch, and dinner will be provided during class learning time. Campsites will be provided.

Students will learn various skills depending on which team they choose to be on. Expect to learn various styles of fire building, shelter construction, water purification, and methods for obtaining food in the wilderness. We are keeping many details of this experience vague as the element of surprise will add to the quality of this challenge. Any items that you make in class you are welcome to take home with you to remember the awesome experience you had. 

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