Winter/Spring 2019 Free Spirit Forest Friends Skills Series


One Saturday Afternoon per month 

January – May Register Now!

ALL-SEASON OUTDOOR SKILLS : Winter/Spring Saturdays Kids ages 7 – 14

1:00 – 3:00 At the historic 160 acre Keziahlain Farm

Join Free Spirit Staff and Friends for a Monthly Outdoor Skills Gathering

Nature awareness, tracking and movement, knife carving, friction fires, outdoor cooking, hand-made tools and utensils, winter survival and more!

$175 for the 5 class series or $35 per class drop-in rate. 

Led by trained and experienced outdoor and primitive skills specialists. All supplies are provided. 

Joe Blevis – studied at Tom Brown’s Tracker School, teaches kids and adults skills including nature awareness, movement and tracking, shelter building, bow drill fires, and more. 

Bex Carter – Director at Free Spirit Nature Camp and teacher at The Birch School, former staff at Camp Thoreau in Vt, teaches outdoor skills, awareness, cordage, fire, camoflauge, team-building games and problem-solving challenges. 

Max Gaydos – Crafts master and knife skills teacher, carving artist and student of the slöjd, a place where people make the things they need using simple tools and materials that are all around them.

January 26  Winter survival stalking and movement, bow –drill fire making,

February  23 Coal burned utensils, nature awareness and tracking introduction

March  23 Coal burned utensils continued, survival techniqes and tips

April 27 – basic wood carving and knife skills, ecology games

May 11  – Fire-making – Outdoor cooking over open fire, bow drill fires, 

Attend the whole series or pick and choose which classes you’d like to participate in.