The 2017 Schedule.
The new learning site is
located in Pelzer, South Carolina. Over 10 acres of old woods shelter a pristine clearwater stream abundant with animal and plant life and offers ample educational opportunities.
Wilderness Living Essentials
Wilderness Living Essentials (5 days)
$495 if registered by October 20. $540 thereafter.
Registration closes November 3.
You may choose to buy multiple tickets when you click "Check Out".
8:30 A.M. Wed. to 3 P.M. Sun.
This wilderness immersion course will take the student through three classes in 5 days. Offered here is the popular Survival Knife Skills; The Fundamental Wilderness Skills and the 5 Ways to Meat Intensive classes all rolled into one single 5-day session with a twist. Great way to catch up on missed classes during the cool, fall days!
Learn fundamental through expert knife tasks; earn the confidence of providing your own shelter and creating a friction fire; experience a journey through the woods foraging for wild edibles, sources of water and how to make it consumable; find the material around you to craft devices to capture meat for your dinner.
The more you know, the less you carry! This beginner through intermediate class will empower the student with a lightweight solution to surviving in the wilderness.
Identify & Forage Edible Plants (Spring)
Two dates: April 24 or May 4
Identify & Forage Edible Plants (1 day)
$70 if registered by April 3 or April 13 for the May class.
Registration closes April 17, or April 27 for the May class.
You may choose to buy multiple tickets when you go to check out.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Since the beginning, forests and fields everywhere have provided mankind with food to eat and medicines to help us stay healthy. From your own back yard to the deep forests, nutrition can be found almost everywhere! Join EarthSkills to be led on an informative plant identification walk to discover, harvest and study some of the seasonal roots, leaves, and flowers that nature provides as food and medicine. Students will explore fields, forests, and transitional zones to find and discuss the nutritional value of plants, mindful harvesting practices and how to prepare plants for food and medicine.