We offer programs and events that are the perfect way to spend time with your family while enjoying the great outdoors….
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Ancient life skills don’t come easy to everyone after participating in a workshop, attending a camp, or program. We have come up with two ways to help assist you in honing your skills and help motivate you to spend more time getting to know that which you have already learned. These skills can be and should be a part of your deeper self, but it only happens through “dirt time”. Join us once a month to get that “dirt time” you deserve.
Our camps are 100% outdoors and filled with forest exploration, games, and hands-on projects. Our camps provide experiences that are fun, exciting, and unforgettable. Our overnight camps are open children of all genders ages 10-17. Financial Aid is available for those in need of assistance.
Our camps are 100% outdoors and filled with forest exploration, games, and hands-on projects. Our camps provide experiences that are fun, exciting, and unforgettable. These camps are open to all genders ages 7 & older. Financial Aid is available for those in need of assistance.
Bring the Ancestral Knowledge outdoor education experience to your school, group, or organizations. We offer programs, presentations, field trips, and hands-on workshops that are fun and engaging for all ages.
Our Presentations are one of a kind! We present a combination of natural displays and primitive survival skills demonstrations. Our displays include handcrafted primitive tools such as; bows and arrows, natural baskets, utensils, cordage, stone tools, and much more. Our presentations are student interactive as we pass around many primitive tools and natural materials for discussion and investigation, at the same time engaging students with questions about each item. Finally we stimulate the students’ ancestral knowledge by involving them in a primitive skill, like a fire by friction demonstration in which we recreate the magic of primitive fire as if it was discovered for the first time.
We can come to your location for a half or full day of presentations.
Pricing: 1-3 hours $375, 4-6 hours $525
Our field trips take you deep into the forests of our local park systems to explore the ecosystems within. While participating in our field trips the students are assured to lean several nature based skills including; animal tracking techniques, nature awareness, plant and tree identification, and basic survival skills. Students will also learn how to move in the forest properly to increase animal sightings. Toward the end of the trip several primitive skills are demonstrated including fire by friction and basic stone tool making. Time permitted, the students will have a chance to try their luck at making a fire by friction, the way our ancestors used to do it.
Customized Field Trip Pricing; $375 (8-14 participants), $575 (15-24 participants), $775 (25-40 participants)
Custom Workshops and Programs
Are you interested in exposing your class or group to ancient life skills? Look no further, Ancestral Knowledge offers a wide range of primitive, traditional, and nature based skills programs and workshops. We offer our unique outdoor education programs to the Boy/Girl Scouts of America, Public/Private/Charter Schools, Homeschool groups and Universities. We design a programs that suit your specific needs. Topics include but aren’t limited to; nature awareness, basketry, soap stone carving, natural fiber technology, bow and arrow production, stone tools (flint knapping), hide tanning, pottery,wilderness survival, animal tracking, and wild edible plants.
We can work one-on-one or with large and small groups of youth and adult participants.
Custom program pricing per day: 8-14 participants $375 (1 instructor), 15-24 $575 (2 instructors), 25-40 $775, (3 instructors) These prices are subject to change based on subject matter and material fees
Please contact us if you would like more information or want us to customize a demonstration or program for you!
The Home School Naturalist Program uses nature observation, awareness and earth-based skills to introduce a world of adventure, self-reliance and the passion to learn to help prepare our future leaders. We immerse our students weekly into the wonderful and amazing world of our earth’s delicate environment, ecosystems, and life skills.
- This is a drop off program with age appropriate activties!
- When: Programs run from Sept -June between 10am-3pm once a week
- Ages: 7 -12 (Must be of age at start of the program)
- Locations: Several locations listed below
Virginia Home School Programs: Great Falls I – Monday
Maryland Home School Programs: Takoma Park/Silver Spring – Tuesday
Maryland Home School Programs: Greenbelt – Wednesday
Virginia Home School Programs: Springfield – Wednesday
Maryland Home School Programs: Annapolis/Bowie – Thursday
Virginia Home School Programs: Great Falls II – Friday
Our teen programs are designed to provide powerful and dynamic experiences that will help your teen become self motivated, inspired, creative, and independent. Through hands-on skills, nature immersion, and leadership training our teen programs help our participants transition from being kids to becoming responsible young adults. These programs are for all genders between the ages of 12-17.
Our adult workshops engage your mind and body at the level of understanding and experience you need. You will learn something new when you attend our workshops. Who says and old dog can’t learn new tricks?
The Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering (MAPS Meet) is the perfect place to disconnect from the stress of modern life and reconnect to the natural world. If you are a seasoned outdoors person or a novice, we have a host of expert instructors who will teach you on your level of understanding. There are over 100 workshops available in many topics including; primitive skills and technology, food storage, herbalism, bushcraft, hunting, wilderness survival, earth based skills, nature awareness, and more.