Wilderness Skills Intensive At The Libby Museum

Course Info
· Dates: July 2-7 2018
· Max. Size: 12
· Tuition: $100


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School Of The Forest will be partnering with G.A.L.A. and The Libby Museum to provide a week-long outdoor youth program. This Wilderness Skills Intensive is for children ages 11-14 years-old. It is not too early to sign up! This workshops series is a unique opportunity to get your kid’s outdoors and using their senses, in addition, spending time with some wonderful adult mentors. This Wilderness Skills Intensive Workshop Series takes place at The Libby Museum on July 2nd – 7th (with July 4th off) from 10am – 3pm each day, except 10am -12pm on Saturday, when parents will come and see all the projects and skills their children have learned over the week. The cost to participate for the week is $100 and you can sign up at www.galacommunity.org, or by calling 603-539-6460. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity! You can also visit www.thelibbymuseum.org. It’ll be a fun week, with teens in the course learning basic carving skills, fire lighting and a whole lot more. Registration will be done through GALA.  The Libby Museum is located on North Main Street, about four miles from downtown Wolfeboro near the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Course Outline

Day 1: July 2, Monday

Knife use, care and safety

(try stick and pot hanger carving)

Plant pressing introduction


Day 2: July 3, Tuesday

Fire starting, use, safety and extinguishing

Outdoor cooking basics (Bannock)

Drinking Water safety (skimming ponds)

Plant pressing




Day 3: July 5, Thursday

Shelter Building (Tri-pod, Quad-pod, raised beds etc)

Predator and prey exercises, animal tracks

All Senses Tree ID

Forest walking; path blazing

Plant pressing


Day 4: July 6, Friday

Container making (small reed baskets, birch bark bowls)

Sit spot exercise

Fire making and firewood prep (feather stick carving, batoning)

Spoon carving

Plant pressing


Day 5: July 7, Saturday

Culmination day/show and tell for friends and families

For more information on the programs at the Libby, check out their website, or this write-up about the program and SOTF in “The Laker”, one of Wolfeboro’s local newspapers.

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