Adult Classes

Students 18+ or accompanied by an adult

Supporting youth... supporting Culture

When registering for adult classes you are directly supporting our work bringing outdoor and experiential education to our underrepresented POC and LBGTQ students in schools and leadership programs.

10% of every ticket goes towards scholarships, work experience programs, internships, materials, first aid supplies, and tuition for these students. We also make a yearly donation to charities supporting indigenous youth and indigenous rights.

Survival Basics- Fire and Shelter
Fri, Oct 16
Felton
Oct 16, 5:00 PM – Oct 18, 12:00 PM
Felton, Felton, CA, USA
An easy immersive weekend of learning foundational survival skills, perfect for beginners.
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Blade Smithing
Mon, Nov 02
Location is TBD
Nov 02, 6:30 PM – Nov 05, 10:30 PM
Location is TBD
Learn to make a fixed blade belt knife the old fashioned way... with fire and hammers!
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Survival Basics- Tracking
Fri, Nov 13
Felton
Nov 13, 5:00 PM – Nov 15, 12:00 PM
Felton, Felton, CA, USA
Learn the language of the forest and use it to track animals over different terrain.
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Bow Making
Mon, Jan 18
Location is TBD
Jan 18, 2021, 6:30 PM – Jan 21, 2021, 10:30 PM
Location is TBD
Learn to make a simple self bow for archery from Hickory using traditional tools.
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Pathfinder Apprenticeship
Time is TBD
Location is TBD
Time is TBD
Location is TBD
Take any 6 adult classes plus one each Adventure Expedition and Assisted Survival trips. Great for aspiring outdoor educators.
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Rabbit Stick Apprenticeship
Time is TBD
Location is TBD
Time is TBD
Location is TBD
Take any 4 adult classes of your choosing in one year for a reduced cost.
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Cancellation Policy

Weekday Classes-  48 hr cancellation policy. All parties wishing to cancel their attendance at least 48 hours prior to a weekday class will receive a full refund. Cancellations after 48 hours will receive a partial refund of 50% of class fees and 0% of materials costs. 
Weekend Workshops- 7 day cancellation policy. Registrations cancelled at least 7 days prior to weekend workshops will receive a full refund. Any cancellations occurring later than 7 days prior to the start date will receive  a 50% refund on class fees and 0% of materials costs. Weekend workshops have a minimum attendance of 5 students, late cancellations that drop registrations below minimum attendance will not receive a refund. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will not receive a refund.
Corporate Team Building- 30 day cancellation policy. Organizations wishing to cancel their program must do so before 30 days prior to the program. Late cancelations may receive up to a 70% refund. Depending on the scale of the program (20+ students or 2+ days) there may also be a $500 late cancelation fee in addition. Changes in attendance must be made 10 days prior to the program to receive program price adjustments. 
All late cancellations are handled on a case by case basis.

BOWS is a queer owned and operated business. We welcome students of all race, nationality, sex, gender, religion, sexual preference, relationship style, age, and ability. Nature is for everyone.

Created, licensed, and copyrighted by

Dane Nelson

Black Oak Wilderness School Incorporated

Established November 2017

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