Our adult level classes fall into one of three categories:


Full weekend courses at one of our educational campsites. Friday night until Sunday afternoon.


Meet at our shop in the East Bay for classes or class series. 


Meet at a local park or landmark for single day classes.

Upcoming Adult Classes

  • Fri, Sep 24
    The Nest
    Sep 24, 4:30 PM – Sep 26, 1:00 PM
    The Nest, 645 Toll House Gulch Rd, Felton, CA 95018, USA
    Two nights camping. A great intro course for beginner to intermediate students. Learn knife safety, advanced carving techniques, and friction fire.
  • Tue, Oct 12
    Location is TBD
    Oct 12, 6:00 PM – Oct 14, 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Learn the basics of bicycle repair including tubes, tires, breaks and chains. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike).
  • Fri, Oct 15
    Location is TBD
    Oct 15, 5:00 PM – Oct 17, 2:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    An introductory course in building short term survival structures.
  • Mon, Nov 08
    Location is TBD
    Nov 08, 6:00 PM – Nov 12, 10:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Taking place over 5 consecutive weeknights, Beginner Blade Smithing is our most popular class. Forge your own blade the old fashioned way... with a hammer and an anvil.
  • Fri, Nov 12
    Location is TBD
    Nov 12, 5:00 PM – Nov 14, 2:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    An intro level course on animal behavior and tracking.

We are a queer owned and operated business.

Our focus is on underrepresented students and making sure that nature based education is accessible to everyone.

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Black Oak Wilderness School Incorporated

Oakland, CA

Dane Nelson/President