Welcome to The Earth Connection School of wilderness survival
Do you want to reconnect with the wild?
Deep down every person wants to reconnect with nature. Every person feels the absence of their birthright - to see and understand the ways of the wild, and to eat the fruit of the forest and field.
Television shows and movies can only whet our appetite for the real thing. For most of you, it has been difficult to find a place where you can learn the skills that our ancestors naturally knew.
And while you may expect wilderness classes to be difficult and grueling - don't worry, it's easy to learn the skills of the wild in our beginner friendly classes, filled with hands-on lessons from a professional instructor.
The Earth Connection School has been in continuous operation since 1997
Tim MacWelch founded The Earth Connection School 17 years ago, and the school has run continuously ever since. The Earth Connection School has grown to include a teaching presence at nationally renowned primitive skills events like Rivercane Rendezvous, Falling Leaves Rendezvous and Firefly Gathering. Tim has been featured on 3 National Geographic programs, Good Morning America, Monkeysee.com and many national and local news & radio venues. Tim is also a prolific writer for Outdoor Life Magazine.
The Curriculum Matters
The Earth Connection School teaches a wide variety of hands-on classes, including Friction Fire Making, Wild Edible Plants, Tracking, Basketry, Primitive Tool Making, Hide Tanning, Wilderness Survival, Primitive Cooking and many more subjects!
Check our courses page for detailed course descriptions which explain our class content.
What's coming up next?
JUST ADDED: Another Wild Brew 101 for Saturday, July 6
The blackberry crop at our property this year looks like it will be MASSIVE! So there's no better time to join us for Wild Brew 101, to learn how to brew beer, mead, soda pop and BLACKBERRY WINE. Sign up early to guarantee your placement!
- Telephone: 540-270-2531
- Postal address: PO Box 32 Somerville VA 22739
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