Moose Ridge Gathering

August 9-11, 2019 in Upton, Maine

This is the opening event for Moose Ridge Wilderness School!  Join us at this relaxed and friendly small-scale gathering, where you will have the opportunity to learn and meet some amazing people in the process.  Named for the many moose that call it home, Moose Ridge is a Boreal Forest habitat dominated by Balsam, Spruce, and Birch trees.  We are within a few miles of Lake Umbagog, and many rivers and brooks that provide ample swimming and fishing opportunities.


On-site camping, outdoor cooking facilities, and drinking water are provided.

Our Instructors


Friday August 9th

1:00-3:00 PM   Sign in and set up campsite.  Those arriving early may want to explore the area or go for a swim in                                        nearby Lake Umbagog.  


3:30 PM             Opening

4:00-6:00 PM   -Intro to Tracking

                            -Blacksmithing Demo


6:00-8:00 PM    Dinner and Trade Blanket.  Sign up for any Saturday classes that have limited space.

8:00 PM              Campfire

Saturday August 10th

7:00-9:00 AM           Breakfast

9:00-11:00 AM          -Tracking (field time)

                                    -Soap Making

                                    -Primitive Ice Fishing Traps


12:00-1:00 PM           Lunch 

1:00-3:00 PM            -Spoon Carving

                                    -Flint Knapping

                                    -Pine Needle Basketry

3:30-5:30 PM             -Plant Connection Circle

                                     -Bundle Bows

                                     -Acorn Processing

6:00-8:00 PM            Community Potluck Supper and Trade Blanket

8:00 PM                      Evening activities including campfire and traditional Mi' kmaq storytelling by Mike Dube.                                        

Sunday August 11th

7:00-9:00 AM           Breakfast

9:00-11:00 AM         -Bird Language

                                    -Primitive Fire



12:00-1:00 PM          Lunch 

1:00-3:00 PM           -Tracking (box)

                                     -Olive Oil Lamps


3:30 PM                     Closing and Pack up camp