Tuition Costs

Day-Long: $100

Weekend: $220

Five-Day: $620

Day Camp and Advanced Camp (For Kids!): $180

We offer discounts to encourage people to sign up early, take lots of classes, and bring their friends:

10% off any class if you register a month or more in advance

10% off the first class for every additional class that you register for at one time

15% off for every full-paying student that you bring to the school

After attending a class once, you can return to take/assist with that class as many times as you want for free!

At the Maine Primitive Skills School our mission is to share these essential survival skills with everyone who is open to receiving them. At the same time, we are equally committed to the sustainability of the school itself and the staff that keep it running. Part of that sustainability involves finances. We ask for a financial contribution in exchange for the energy and materials that go into the classes in order to ensure that we’ll be able to continue to offer them indefinitely.

At the same time that these skills belong to everyone, they are also invaluable. We want people to come to the classes who fully understand the value of what they’re learning and can see it as well-worth the investment.

Still, we realize that not everyone is in a position to pay the amount that we ask, and that they still might be just as dedicated and excited to learn. If you have a sense that the school is the right place for you, we want to hear from you. If you are committed and willing to work hard, we’re open to discussing options such as work exchanges and payment plans. Send an email to staff@primitiveskills.com and we will schedule a time for a phone conversation.

We also realize that you might not know whether the school is right for you. We’ve designed a way for you to preview a class at no cost. We invite you to choose a class you’re interested in and send us an email at staff@primitiveskills.com to set up a free two-hour audit. This would give you the chance to come to a class, explore the grounds, get a taste for what it’s like, talk to students and staff. Please email us well in advance to allow time for scheduling.

If you have any questions at all please email us at staff@primitivskills.com.

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