More than a survival school, our Adult Wilderness Courses provide experiential training in all of our core curriculum areas. We offer Wilderness Survival courses, Wild Edible Plants courses, Wildlife Tracking courses, Bird Language courses, Nature Education Mentoring courses and more.
Choose a Day, a Weekend or More Outdoors! Wilderness Survival Courses, Edible Plants, Tracking, Mentoring and much more.
Upcoming Adult Programs
|Wilderness Survival Basics Oct 17-18, 2015
Mick Dodge: EarthGym Weekend Class Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2015
Jon Young: Intuitive Tracking Nov 14, 2015
Jon Young: Sacred Hunt Nov 15, 2015
Bushcraft Basics-Winter Craft Focus Dec 5-6, 2015
|Walkabout Wilderness Survival Expedition June 28 – July 4, 2015
Art of Mentoring July 12 – 18, 2015
|9-Month Anake Outdoor School Sept-June
Anake Leadership Program Aug-June the next year
Wildlife Tracking Intensive Course Sept-June
|Nature-Based Education Courses
Wilderness Survival Courses
Wildlife Tracking Courses
Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants Courses
Bird Sounds (Bird Language) Courses
Adult Wilderness Class Schedule
This course will be a solid introduction to the skills and knowledge necessary to live through a short-term wilderness survival situation – under 72 hours. Topics will include basic gear that you need, survival priorities, and most importantly, how to maintain an upright mind. We will teach essential skills like building a fire, making a life-saving shelter, purifying water, navigation, hygiene, and wild edibles.
Ages 15+ $195, Oct 17-18, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Before gym memberships and crossfit, there were sticks, rocks, and trees. Mick Dodge, affectionately known as the Barefoot Sensei, is reconnecting us with how to workout (and play) while connecting with the natural world. This highly interactive weekend will incorporate movement, stories, song, and barefoot exercises. Mick calls this unique collection of physical fitness the Earthgym.
Ages 18+ $125 each day, Oct 31 & Nov 1 , 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
Jon Young, founder of Wilderness Awareness School, will masterfully guide you on a journey into the ancient arts of intuitive tracking and hunting. Jon has spent a lifetime learning these teachings from intact indigenous cultures and is excited to share his most recent realizations from the Naro Bushmen of the Kalahari. This is a class you do not want to miss!
Ages 18+ $125 each day, November 14 & 15 , 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
The ultimate expression of freedom is the lack of reliance on items you can’t produce yourself. This is the essence of Bushcraft—what you need to know to craft and successfully use the tools for living in the Bush. Each skill that we teach will have a practical application. Theory will be put to the test. You will learn fundamental skills in how to live closer to nature. Instead of just surviving, you will learn to live and thrive with the natural materials that surround you.
Ages 18+, $195, Dec 5-6, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Spend Next Year Outdoors
An immersive experience that provides in-depth training in a powerful set of nature awareness and wilderness survival skills.
Adult $10,950 Scholarships available – 33 weeks Sept-June, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday with extended trips
Hands-on leadership training and advanced skill training with immersion in our on-going youth and adult courses. Only available for Anake Outdoor School/Residential Program graduates.
Adult $2850, June-August Prerequisite Any year of the Anake Outdoor School
The Wildlife Tracking Intensive provides in-depth training in the art and science of wildlife tracking for both beginner and advanced students.
Adult $2850, 10 weekends Sept-June
Explore the Central Washington high desert, experiencing the freedom of walking across a landscape and trusting the earth to provide for all of your needs! During this week-long course, you will learn and apply wilderness survival skills as the opportunity and need arises. Learning navigation techniques and fire-making, finding and constructing shelter, locating wild edibles and water by identifying of indicator species; this challenging wilderness survival course gives you the opportunity to experience the abundance nature provides to those with the awareness to notice.
Ages 18+, June 28 – July 4, 3:00 PM Sunday – 3:00 PM Saturday
Connect kids and adults with nature! Our unique nature education model creates a powerful culture of learning that combines the best of indigenous wisdom and modern science.
Ages 18+, July 12 – 18, 2015, 4:30 PM Sunday – 12:00 Noon Saturday
Other course offerings – not offered in 2015, future dates to be announced:
Join us for this day-long introduction of bird vocalizations and behavior using cutting edge methods from the new Bird Language Leaders movement designed by Jon Young.
Ages 18+, Date TBA
Can only woodland elves and mountain men make their own bow? It turns out that through hard work and focus, you too can learn how to turn a stick into a bow in a weekend!
Join us and you will learn the ancient art of tillering, fundamentals of woodworking, using tools efficiently, and tapping into our capacity for listening to wood. By the end of the weekend you will have made your own wooden longbow with carved bow handles, as well as your own bowstrings!
Ages 18+ $275, Dates TBA
Wild native plants are all around us – even in dense urban areas. And everywhere that wild native plants live is an opportunity to find food, medicine and connection with nature.
Ages 18+, Dates TBA
Participants will come away with the basics of flintknapping: material selection, pressure flaking, percussion flaking, notching, and hafting. We will start with the fundamentals and everyone will make several functional pieces. Our material of choice will be obsidian. This hands-on class will open your eyes to a new world of working with stone.
Ages 18+, Dates TBA
Learn to make buckskin using the traditional method of brain tanning. In this class, you will create a beautiful and functional fabric that is extremely useful. We will use methods of tanning hides that all of our ancestors knew at one point in time. This class will be fun and challenging at the same time!
Ages 18+, Dates TBA