Yearlong Wilderness Bushcraft Immersion Program

Course Info
· Length: 12 Months
· Tuition: $24,125
· Min/Max Size: 4
· GI Bill: Partial
· Americorps: Partial

12-Month, Full-Time Residential Training Program

The Yearlong Wilderness Bushcraft Immersion Program (YIP) is a full-time, 12 month immersion into bushcraft, guide training, primitive living skills and expedition training. It’s a no BS, no new-age mumbo jumbo, no hand-holding experience that is heavy on academic work and accountability and definitely not for everyone. We’re not trying to appeal to a large audience; we’re looking for people who are determined, coachable, hard workers, and ready for a challenge.  

This program is residential; housing and staple foods are included in the tuition. While at the field school, this means camping. During cold weather, it means camping in woodstove-outfitted canvas tents. While at the folk school (during the course and over breaks), students are housed in our modern lodge.

Components And Dates For 2018-2019

Fall WBS

  • 8/19-10/20 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester

Fall Term

  • 10/28-11/2 Business Boot Camp
  • 11/4-11/10 Autumn Woodsman
  • 11/11-11/17 Trapping Camp
  • 11/18-11/23 Braintanning Week
  • 11/25-12/1 Carve & Bend Snowshoe Frames
  • 12/2-12/8 Teambuilding Session 1
  • 12/2-12/8 Teambuilding Session 2

Winter Term

  • 1/13-1/19 Snowshoe lacing
  • 1/20-1/26 Sleds, Toboggans & Mukluks
  • 2/3-2/9 Winter Woodsman & Cold Ecology
  • 2/10-2/22 Boreal Snowshoe Expedition

Cree Cultural Trip (North Trip)

  • 3/1-3/9 Ouje Bougoumou Trip (9 days inc. travel)

Spring Break Trip (South Trip)

  • 3/16-3/30 Everglades Paddling Trip

Spring Term

  • 4/7-4/13 Spring Folk School: Paddle & Basket
  • 4/14-4/20 Spring Folk School: Archery
  • 4/28-5/4 Spring Woodsman
  • 5/5-6/1 Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester
  • 6/2-6/22 Primitive Wilderness Living Practicum

Summer Term

  • 6/23-8/10 Year 2 Guide Training Trip Program


More information coming soon.

Web Sites
· JMB Field School – Long-Term Immersion: Semester & Expedition Programs. GI Bill & College Credit.
· Classic Wilderness Guiding – Canoe, Snowshoe & Sea Kayak Trips
· JMB Folk School – Lodge-Based Programs & Short Courses
· School Of The Forest – Teen & Youth Programs
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· JMBS Master Calendar – All Scheduled Programs

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