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May 2017
$620.00

Spring Foraging Intensive

May 24 @ 9:00 am - May 28 @ 12:00 pm
Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

Spring is a time for gathering and preparing many of our important emergent green medicinal plants, roots and tubers for food, and fibers for retting.  We’ll share how we select, prepare, store, and use some of the most important plant foods and medicines available at this time of year. We will be locating, identifying, responsibly harvesting, and preparing many plants…

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June 2017
$210.00

Tracking Skills Weekend

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - June 4 @ 12:00 pm
Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

Learn to interpret the disturbances in your woods, fields, and with as much depth as you would read a book. The art and science of tracking is an important tool for naturalists, hunters, search and rescue, and folks who want to know what is eating their garden or their chickens. Cost: $210.00

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$75.00 - $600.00

Primitive Skills Club (Day Workshop)

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

This Months Theme: Scout Skills Join us on the first Sunday of Each Month from 10am to 4pm to explore skills in the context of the yearly cycles. In June we’ll be exploring the outdoors through the eyes of a woods ninja. Learn about moving undetected through the forest, using bird and animal behavior to expand your own awareness, aidless…

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$620.00

Awareness 5 Day

June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 11 @ 12:00 pm
Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

 https://vimeo.com/102176035 Native awareness is knowing where you are and what is available in relationship to your landscape through the seasons. In this course, we’ll share skills in aidless navigation, reading patterns in tree growth for useful information, field meteorology, tracking technologies, understanding animal and bird behaviors, field meteorology, and reading the history of the landscape through it’s flora and geological…

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$620.00

Wilderness Canoeing Skills

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - June 18 @ 2:00 pm
Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

Life in a canoe opens up many more options with regard to exploring what the landscape has to offer. It can also add more choices regarding how we approach our basic needs. Learn both modern and ancestral skills on and off the water to include nature awareness, reading the river, tracking, navigation, practical survival both long and short term and…

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$620.00

Scout 5 Day

June 21 @ 9:00 am - June 25 @ 12:00 pm
Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

Mobile survival, stealthy movement, invisibility, and many other skills defined those who dedicated to their lives to the highest art of being the eyes and ears of their people. Learn what it takes to help those who can not help themselves. Learn the skills of a Scout. Cost: $620.00 For more information contact staff@primitiveskills.com

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$620.00

Long Term Shelter Building

June 28 @ 9:00 am - July 2 @ 12:00 pm
Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

Using the knowledge and efficiency of our collective ancestry, we will build on a design inspired by cold weather hunter-gatherer cultures around the world. Our build will be based on designs currently in use and field tested to keep people warm and comfortable through the winter using less than a third of a cord of wood. These structures are meant…

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July 2017
$75.00 - $600.00

Primitive Skills Club (Monthly Workshop)

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

This Months Theme: Fiber Arts and Basketry Join us on the first Sunday of Each Month from 10am to 4pm to explore skills in the context of the yearly cycles. July’s long days are perfect for gathering and processing natural fibers in to cordage and containers.  A bag lunch is recommended as is a soft cushion, warm clothing, and your…

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$210.00

Mentoring Skills Weekend

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - July 9 @ 12:00 pm
Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

Gain, through experience, the tools used by our ancestors to develop deep nature connection, increased awareness, and the confidence born of self reliance skills in a natural setting. This course will blow away any educational theory class you have had in the past by engaging you in hands on experiences and bringing you through an organic flow of activities designed…

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Apprenticeship Spring to Summer Semester Closing Campfire

July 10 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

After living outdoors and honing their skills for twelve weeks, Maine Primitive Skills Apprentices in wilderness survival, bushcraft, and outdoor education close their first semester.

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