Outdoor Adventure: Forest Craft & Folk School

Portland, OR

Ongoing Programs


Backyard Classroom

Welcome to the Backyard Classroom online classes. We are excited to bring our many years of hands-on academic outdoor education experience to the online learning world. Course options for reading, science, and math get kids engaged through creative learning. Trackers Teachers guide them to pull these real-world activities into our online classroom.


Community Skills Night

Free A community program for primitive skills, folk arts & more.


Open Archery Range

Canceled until May 1 Our indoor archery range open to the public. Friday evenings and Saturday during the day.


Educator Internship

1 year internship Intern with our youth camps. Learn our method of outdoor education.

Skills Classes

Bow Drill - Wilderness Survival

Outdoor Skills Courses


$95 One Day Family Basics (Ages 11- Adult) TBD
$95 One Day Basics TBD
$195 Knife Making Basics TBD

Wilderness Survival

$49 Wilderness Survival Basics TBD

Wild Plant Basics

$49 Wild Plant Basics TBD

Wood Craft

$49 Fire Woodworking: Bowls & Spoons Basics TBD


Wild Edible Plants

Harvest and preserve the bounty of the wild.
$49 Single Day Basic

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Animal Tracking

Learn the secrets of wildlife tracking.
$49 Single Day Basic


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Weekend & Year-Round Programs for Adults

Sept - May Wilderness Survival 1 weekend a month
Sept - May Homesteading 1 weekend a month
Sept - May Wildlife Tracking 1 weekend a month
Sept - May Archery 1 weekend a month
Sept - May Blacksmithing 1 weekend a month
Sept - May Knife & Axe Making 1 weekend a month

Sept - May Wilderness Instructor Training 3-days a week
Train the wilderness skills of an Outdoor Educator & Wilderness Survival Instructor.

Sept - May Forest School Teacher Training 3-days a week
Gain the core skills and essential principles for Forest School education and operations.


Wilderness Skills Instructor Training

1 year Study outdoors. Join a community immersed in traditional skills for 9 months, 3 days every week.