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.
Spend Next Year Outdoors 9-month Anake Outdoor School, 2nd Year Leadership Program and Tracking Intensive.
A Week of Adventure this Summer! The Art of Mentoring and nature connection for educators.
Choose a Day, a Weekend or More Outdoors! Wilderness Survival Courses, Edible Plants, Tracking, Mentoring and much more.
Upcoming Adult Programs
|Wilderness Walkabout June 2015|
Art of Mentoring July 2015
Kenya Expedition July 2015
|9-Month Anake Outdoor School Sept-June|
Anake Leadership Program Aug-June the next year
Wildlife Tracking Intensive Course Sept-June
Day, Evening & Weekend
|Wooden Bow Making Jan. 23-25, 2015|
Coyote Mentoring Workshop March 27-29, 2015
|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
Spend Next Year Outdoors
An immersive experience that provides in-depth training in a powerful set of nature awareness and wilderness survival skills.
Adult $10,350 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
Spend a Weekend Learning and Connecting
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+ $250, Jan. 23-25th 2015, 6:30-9pm Friday, 9am-5pm Sat. & Sun.,
Get hands-on training in the basic principles behind Coyote’s Guide through this fun filled weekend workshop. Designed for parents, educators, and mentors who want an introduction to how we teach and why Coyote Mentoring works for nature education.
Ages 18+ $275, March 27-29th 2015, 5pm Friday-4pm Sunday
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+, TBA
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+ TBA
Other course offerings – dates to be determined:
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.
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+, TBA
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 18+, 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.
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!