Programs & Workshops

A.K. T-Shirt

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Date: August 28, 2012

Price: $25.00

Purchase a comfy T-shirt featuring the A.K. logo and help support our scholarship program.

A.K. Coffee Mug

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Date: August 30, 2012

Price: $18.00

The A.K. Mug is sturdy, ceramic, and dishwasher safe. The handsome 16oz. mug features Ancestral Knowledge logo silkscreened on front, ready for your favorite beverage to help you start your day.

Financial Aid Application

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Date: September 13, 2012

Price: $50.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

C.I.T. / Apprenticeship Application

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Date: September 17, 2012

Free Event

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Employment / Volunteer Application

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Date: September 17, 2012

Free Event

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Future Primitives- Primitive Skills & Leadership Training for Teens

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Date: January 17, 2017

Price: $1000.00

Our Future Primitives- Primitive Skills & Leadership Training Program enures that your teen ages 12-17 will have the necessary life skills and leadership training to successfully transition from adolescence to adulthood. While participating in this 16 week program you will use ancient and modern life skills and technologies to guide your teen toward becoming a confident leader and a self motivated reliable team player. Using ancestral mentoring practices and a mix of earth based and modern living skills we will walk the razors edge of the modern and ancient world. Working from this place allows for guided growth through the challenges of daily life and the power that comes from the freedom of choice. Participants will learn advanced life skills of our ancestors that provided a healthy relationship between ones self and the earth.

Virginia Homeschool Naturalist Program- Springfield (May 3 - May 31)

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Date: May 3, 2017

Price: $200.00

This program focuses on cultivating the existing passions found in children, their desire to learn and their innate love of nature. We then add layers of hands-on experience in naturalist and wilderness skills. These skills include: tree & plant ID, natural fibers, sensory awareness, emergency fire building, lost proofing, wild food gathering and preparation, animal tracking & ID, practical camping skills & more. These skills are the foundation that we build upon as your child advances each season through the many different levels of this program.

Maryland Homeschool Naturalist Program- Annapolis/Bowie (May 4 - June 1)

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Date: May 4, 2017

Price: $200.00

This program focuses on cultivating the existing passions found in children, their desire to learn and their innate love of nature. We then add layers of hands-on experience in naturalist and wilderness skills. These skills include: tree & plant ID, natural fibers, sensory awareness, emergency fire building, lost proofing, wild food gathering and preparation, animal tracking & ID, practical camping skills & more. These skills are the foundation that we build upon as your child advances each season through the many different levels of this program.

Virginia Homeschool Naturalist Program- Great Falls II (May 5- June 2)

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Date: May 5, 2017

Price: $200.00

This program focuses on cultivating the existing passions found in children, their desire to learn and their innate love of nature. We then add layers of hands-on experience in naturalist and wilderness skills. These skills include: tree & plant ID, natural fibers, sensory awareness, emergency fire building, lost proofing, wild food gathering and preparation, animal tracking & ID, practical camping skills & more. These skills are the foundation that we build upon as your child advances each season through the many different levels of this program.

2017 MAPS MEET the Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering (May 26-29)

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Date: May 26, 2017

Free Event

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.

Art from the Landscape - Pigments, Paints, and Crayons (June 3)

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Date: June 3, 2017

Price: $50.00

This is a hands-on workshop on the ancient process of crafting natural materials into paint, paintbrushes and crayons. Learn all about pigments, binders, various kinds of paint and some rustic, yet elegant options for making paintbrushes. We will hunt and gather rocks from the landscape, process them into a fine pigment and transform it into paint!

Art from the Landscape - Wild-Crafted Pens and Inks (June 4)

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Date: June 4, 2017

Price: $50.00

This is a hands-on workshop on the ancient process of crafting natural materials into paint, paintbrushes and crayons. Learn all about pigments, binders, various kinds of paint and some rustic, yet elegant options for making paintbrushes. We will hunt and gather rocks from the landscape, process them into a fine pigment and transform it into paint!

Woods Wise I - Wisdom of the Woods (June 12-16)

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Date: June 12, 2017

Price: $275.00

Become Woods Wise as we explore our natural surroundings, becoming more comfortable in the wilderness. As we wander and explore our local forests, this nature program provides an exciting week of discovery, adventure and games.

Woods Wise I - Wisdom of the Woods (June 19-23)

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Date: June 19, 2017

Price: $275.00

Become Woods Wise as we explore our natural surroundings, becoming more comfortable in the wilderness. As we wander and explore our local forests, this nature program provides an exciting week of discovery, adventure and games.

Available Spaces: 0

Woods Wise II - The Way of the Woods (June19-23)

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Date: June 19, 2017

Price: $275.00

This nature based program is the next step in becoming closer to the earth. This week-long day program will teach you how to use your instincts to survive in nature. During this week we will guide you through more advanced wilderness wilderness skills.

Available Spaces: 0

Woods Wise I - Wisdom of the Woods (June 26-30)

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Date: June 26, 2017

Price: $275.00

Become Woods Wise as we explore our natural surroundings, becoming more comfortable in the wilderness. As we wander and explore our local forests, this nature program provides an exciting week of discovery, adventure and games.

Available Spaces: 0

Woods Wise II - The Way of the Woods (June 26-30)

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Date: June 26, 2017

Price: $275.00

This nature based program is the next step in becoming closer to the earth. This week-long day program will teach you how to use your instincts to survive in nature. During this week we will guide you through more advanced wilderness wilderness skills.

Available Spaces: 0

Woods Wise III - The Way of the Woods (June 26-30)

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Date: June 26, 2017

Price: $275.00

This is our third level day camp and it focuses on the skills that were the most important to sustaining wilderness living and survival. You will experience the skills of the ancient Hunter/Gatherer. Our ancestors had the skills to be able to live anywhere in the world and intended for them to be passed onto you. The earth provides the materials and we will teach how to use them. We will explore several advanced skills that include; bow and arrow making, open fire cooking, wild edible plants, natural camouflage, hunting, trapping, stone tools, advanced fire making, and the art of invisibility.

Available Spaces: 0

Wilderness Experience Overnight Camp (July 9-14)

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Date: July 9, 2017

Price: $600.00

The Wilderness Experience Camp is the foundation to our overnight camps. Our overnight camps are engaging and transforming experiences that are full of discovery and fun. Campers will experience a mix of skills-practice, games, exploration, water play, stories and fishing.

Woods Wise I - Wisdom of the Woods (July 10-14)

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Date: July 10, 2017

Price: $275.00

Become Woods Wise as we explore our natural surroundings, becoming more comfortable in the wilderness. As we wander and explore our local forests, this nature program provides an exciting week of discovery, adventure and games.

Woods Wise II - The Way of the Woods (July 10-14)

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Date: July 10, 2017

Price: $275.00

This nature based program is the next step in becoming closer to the earth. This week-long day program will teach you how to use your instincts to survive in nature. During this week we will guide you through more advanced wilderness wilderness skills.

Woods Wise III - The Way of the Woods (July 10-14)

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Date: July 10, 2017

Price: $275.00

This is our third level day camp and it focuses on the skills that were the most important to sustaining wilderness living and survival. You will experience the skills of the ancient Hunter/Gatherer. Our ancestors had the skills to be able to live anywhere in the world and intended for them to be passed onto you. The earth provides the materials and we will teach how to use them. We will explore several advanced skills that include; bow and arrow making, open fire cooking, wild edible plants, natural camouflage, hunting, trapping, stone tools, advanced fire making, and the art of invisibility.

Earth Skills Overnight Camp (July 16-21)

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Date: July 16, 2017

Price: $600.00

We spend the week learning and practicing advanced skills like; bow and arrow production, stone tools, fire-by-friction, long-term shelter, primitive pottery, open fire cooking, natural hide-tanning, camouflage and more.

Woods Wise Day Camps (July 17-21)

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Date: July 17, 2017

Price: $275.00

Become Woods Wise as we explore our natural surroundings, becoming more comfortable in the wilderness. As we wander and explore our local forests, this nature program provides an exciting week of discovery, adventure and games.

Woods Wise Day Camps (July 31- Aug 4)

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Date: July 31, 2017

Price: $275.00

Become Woods Wise as we explore our natural surroundings, becoming more comfortable in the wilderness. As we wander and explore our local forests, this nature program provides an exciting week of discovery, adventure and games.

Woods Wise Day Camps (Aug 7-11)

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Date: August 7, 2017

Price: $275.00

Become Woods Wise as we explore our natural surroundings, becoming more comfortable in the wilderness. As we wander and explore our local forests, this nature program provides an exciting week of discovery, adventure and games.

Woods Wise Day Camps (Aug 14-18)

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Date: August 14, 2017

Price: $275.00

Become Woods Wise as we explore our natural surroundings, becoming more comfortable in the wilderness. As we wander and explore our local forests, this nature program provides an exciting week of discovery, adventure and games.

Woods Wise Day Camps (Aug 21-25)

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Date: August 21, 2017

Price: $275.00

Become Woods Wise as we explore our natural surroundings, becoming more comfortable in the wilderness. As we wander and explore our local forests, this nature program provides an exciting week of discovery, adventure and games.

Future Primitives- Primitive Skills & Leadership Training for Teens

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Date: September 4, 2017

Price: $1000.00

Our Future Primitives- Primitive Skills & Leadership Training Program enures that your teen ages 12-17 will have the necessary life skills and leadership training to successfully transition from adolescence to adulthood. While participating in this 16 week program you will use ancient and modern life skills and technologies to guide your teen toward becoming a confident leader and a self motivated reliable team player. Using ancestral mentoring practices and a mix of earth based and modern living skills we will walk the razors edge of the modern and ancient world. Working from this place allows for guided growth through the challenges of daily life and the power that comes from the freedom of choice. Participants will learn advanced life skills of our ancestors that provided a healthy relationship between ones self and the earth.