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Moose Ridge
Wilder Waters


Upton, Maine

July 25-28

Early bird pricing is in effect until May 1st

Adult           $130 ($158)

Age 11-18   $60   ($85)

Age 5-10     $35   ($55)

Under 5       FREE

Interested in teaching at the Moose Ridge Gathering this year?


 Our Gathering is an unforgettable experience of learning and community, all with a relaxed and family friendly atmosphere.  This is a not-for-profit event, with ticket prices applied towards actual costs and land conservation.  Our goal is to reconnect humans and Nature, and to preserve and perpetuate the incredible skills and knowledge of our ancestors.

Choose from 20 or more classes offered by experts in

Ancestral Skills     Homesteading     Traditional Crafts     Survival Skills       Nature Connection     Herbalism     Holistic Health     Bushcraft     Kid's Activities               and everything in between!

Rustic campsites are nestled between balsam and spruce in the sub-boreal wilderness.  Enjoy miles of scenic trails and views, both on the property, and a short walk down the road.  

We offer work trade opportunities!  
Inquire at:  contact@mooseridgewild 

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This year, Wilder Waters Gathering will be joining us at Moose Ridge.  We will be combining our skills and efforts to bring you an even better Gathering!  Some of the many new activities we will be adding this year include:

-Archery and Rabbit Stick competitions with prizes

-Women's Circle and Men's Lodge

-Primitive Skills Obstacle Course

-Even more kid's camp activities!

-Option to arrive early and take a day-long intensive course (includes a wild food lunch!) 


Learn more about Wilder Waters non-profit:

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 Classes and Instructors

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Plant Walks, Animal Processing, Flint Knapping, Atlatl, Canning Food, Campfire Cooking, Coal Burned Bowls, Tracking & Awareness, Eating Acorns, Pelt Tanning, Buckskin Pouches, Needle Felting, Primitive Fire, Wilderness First Aid, Mushrooms, Drum Circle, Dance, Medicinal Tinctures, Animal Husbandry, Primal Movement, Jujitsu, Yoga, Basketry, Leather Stitching, Botanical Illustration and more!
Women's and Men's Circles
Cacao Ceremony
Primitive Skills Obstacle Course
Atlatl, Archery, Rabbit Stick, and Axe Throwing Contests!

Thursday Intensive

New for 2024!  Arrive Wednesday evening and take a day-long intensive class with one of our expert instructors on Thursday.

This class also includes a special wild food lunch!!!  You will need to purchase a separate ticket at the link below. 


If not everyone in your party signs up for the Thursday intensive, the entire party may arrive Wednesday evening, but only ticketed individuals may participate in the class and lunch.

Instructors and classes for this special day are being finalized at this time, please watch our social media or sign up to our mailing list for announcements.

Early bird:  $75

After May 1st:  $100

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*Attendees can either bring their own food, or buy-in to our community meals*

Breakfast and Dinner are provided.  Snacks and prepared foods are available for purchase at lunch time, and throughout the day.

If you choose to bring your own food, you may bring a camping stove, or cook over our central fire.  We have cooking grates and cast iron to lend.

Community meals are provided at-cost (of the food, and the preparation by our team of chefs).   Our food always gets rave reviews!

*You must purchase meal tickets at least two weeks before the event, so that we have time to plan amounts*

We believe that food is one of the most important things we can share with others.  Wholesome food, carefully prepared, not only nourishes the body, but also brings people together in community.  

Our food is organically grown, local, and/or wild.

Friday Potluck

Friday dinner is our traditional potluck.  Bring or prepare a special dish to share!

If you are traveling from a distance and can't bring a dish with you, we have a potluck buy-in option, where Moose Ridge and Wilder Waters will provide additional food on your behalf.

Our Location

Moose Ridge Wilderness School is in the Western Mountains of Maine, not far from the New Hampshire border.  Though we may be located 'off the beaten track', the area's natural beauty and remote, unspoiled wilderness is well worth the trip.

All within a short drive of Moose Ridge (15 miles or less):

-Lake Umbagog

-Androscoggin River

-Magalloway River

-Swift Cambridge River