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.
The Earth Connection School has been in continuous operation since 1997
Tim MacWelch founded The Earth Connection School 16 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.
Please help The Earth Connection School's 5th Annual Sleeping Bag Drive
We are pleased to announce our 5th annual "Sleeping Bags for the Homeless" Drive.
You can mail your donations to our PO Box, or bring them with you to your next class. Coats, sleeping bags, new socks in the package, new long johns in the package, and any other outdoor clothing are needed for MICAH Homeless shelter in Fredericksburg, VA.
Please don't wait - people need your help right now. Thank you so much!
What's coming up next?
BASKETRY CLASS - just added for Friday, March 29 (read here: make your own Easter baskets!)
Check out our exciting schedule for next year. Sign up early to guarantee your placement!
- Telephone: 540-270-2531
- Postal address: PO Box 32 Somerville VA 22739
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