Earthwork Survival Skills

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Earthwork Survival Skills
Earthwork Survival Skills
Earthwork Survival Skills
Earthwork Survival Skills
Earthwork Survival Skills

Highlights, Dates & Pricing

Season: April through November

Minimum Age: 7 for groups with adult chaperones.


Full day program with lunch $120/adult, $100/youth. Bring your own lunch $115/adult, $95/youth.

1.5 hour evening session $18/person

Other Requirements:

These courses are designed for camps, scouts, and other groups with a minimum of 8 people. Please call the office for reservations. Full day courses are designed to run 10:30-4:30. The hour and a half mini-course is designed to run after your rafting or zipping adventure, 5:30-7:00.


While we do our best to accommodate last minute registrations, our trips generally sell out in advance and we strongly encourage you to plan ahead and make reservations well ahead of time. For this course, we do have a minimum enrollment of 4 guests for the course to run. If a course were to be cancelled, you would get a call by noon on the Friday before your trip, and you would be entitled to reschedule or get a refund. 


Trip Info

What do you know the steps to take when someone is lost? How to build a shelter in the woods?

This course is an introduction to survival fires, shelter building, and discovering wild edibles. Learn skills that have been passed down for generations: starting fires without a match, building shelters that could save your life in an emergency situation, identifying and gathering wild edibles, and recognizing medicinal plants. Learn the skills to have peace of mind in the woods as well as be prepared for comfort in the outdoors without a tent. 

Classes take place on the 90 acres on and around Zoar Outdoor in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains and Deerfield River Valley. No prior experience is required. All full day programs will provide a delicious picnic-style lunch with salads, homemade breads for deli-style sandwiches, cookies and, perhaps, foraged edibles prepared over an open fire. A sheath with knives will also be provided for you. Class will be held rain or shine; please be prepared to be outdoors in the event of rain. 


"Love it! Had a great weekend! Highly recommended!" - Robert

"I've been to many of the workshops for Earthwork Programs, and I can't get enough. Frank and his helpers are fantastic teachers, and are extremely knowledgeable. Every time I go, the amount of information we receive is like drinking from a fire hose. You'll never hear, "you can look it up online"."  - TJ