Master Your Wilderness Skills
at Three Hands-on Bushcraft Skills Sessions

wilderness survival camp site in woods
survival tools
wild edibles on a log in woods prepared for eating

Although the period has passed to register for the full Bushcraft Skills Series, you can click here to find details about that program and call 315-673-1350 if you have questions.

Do you dream of confidently navigating the wilderness, equipped with modern and ancestral skills? These transformative bushcraft programs are your gateway.  Immerse yourself in hands-on skills during these individual 3-hour workshop programs with Wilderness Expert Jeff Devine. Embark on this thrilling journey with us and emerge not only with a profound appreciation for the wild but with a toolkit of invaluable skills that will last a lifetime.

These three workshop sessions are part of a larger six-session Bushcraft Skills Series and are now being offered for individual registration!

Foraging for Edible and Useful Plants
May 4, 10am-1pm

Dig into your connection with nature as we guide you through the identification and responsible harvesting of wild edibles. Learn how to find materials and craft essential tools in the wild. Fashion tools such as wooden utensils, baskets, cordage and more, connecting you with the ancient traditions of survival.

Navigation and Awareness
July 20,
Navigate the wilderness with confidence! Develop essential skills to find your way and explore both modern and natural navigation techniques that will guide you through the untamed landscapes.

Shelter Crafting
August 10, 10am-1pm

Discover the secrets of mastering the art of shelter creation. Whether it’s a tarp, lean-to, debris hut, or other improvised shelter, learn the essential skills to keep you warm and protected in any wilderness setting.

What to Expect:
Expert-led programs from a certified and seasoned wilderness skills instructor. Hands-on, practical learning in a safe and supportive environment. A transformative experience that builds confidence in outdoor skills.

Who Should Attend:
Outdoor enthusiasts who are seeking to deepen their connection with nature and explore the wilderness with confidence. Adventurers hungry for a hands-on transformative experience that will connect you to nature and yourself. Anyone looking to gain essential survival skills in a fun and engaging way. No prior experience necessary!

More Details: Price: $30 per participant for the individual workshop as part of the 6-part series, no discounts. Space is limited. Online pre-registration is required. This program is for adults. Individual sessions are 3 hours where you will receive hands-on instruction and practice focused around a single wilderness skill topic. There will also be participants at the session who have enrolled for the full 6-course series. These individuals will continue with the program for an additional 2 hours dedicated to connecting those skills to the previous workshop session.

About Jeff Devine

Jeff Devine is a Certified Wilderness Skills Instructor who has worked with Baltimore Woods for nearly 20 years.  He has worked managing and protecting natural lands for more than three decades, in places including Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, as well as New York, where he was Executive Director of CNY Land Trust. Jeff has a passion for nature and helping others deepen their connection to the wild. Beyond work, he loves games, traveling, and perfecting his technique with his backyard smoker.

jeff devine in the woods