wilderness weekends

Ancient Skills. Good Company. Great Weekends!

These workshops are a great way for adults of all experience levels to learn specific outdoor skills from seasoned wilderness instructors who are as passionate about teaching as they are about the skills themselves. If you don't see what you're looking for here, we can also customize offerings for groups covering a wide range of material. Contact us for details.

  • Black Ash Baskets
    Spring 2020
    Join us for this workshop and explore the process of making Black Ash baskets from the beautiful black ash tree.
  • Bow Making
    Fall, 2019
    Join long-time bowyer and bow hunter Sean Cornell as he guides you through the bow making process from start to finish in an amazingly content-packed three-day weekend.
  • Winter Tracking
    March, 2020
    Come meet some of the wildest fauna of the Finger Lakes Region in the most surprising places!
"I wanted to take this course because even though I live in the woods, am surrounded by woods when I become caught up in my schedule, I just don’t take the time to get out." E.R., Workshop Participant

Program Times

Wilderness Weekends generally require all day Saturday and Sunday from 9am until late afternoon. Some programs have a Friday night component to allow some initial instruction. Please check your programs detail page for specific time tables.

What to Bring

  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Notebook & Pencil
  • Weather appropriate and comfortable clothing
  • Sturdy Shoes

Adult Alumni & Staff Blog Posts

"I wanted to take this course because even though I live in the woods, am surrounded by woods when I become caught up in my schedule, I just don’t take the time to get out." E.R., Workshop Participant

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