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ADULT CLASSES

Our adult level classes fall into one of three categories:

CAMPING

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

SHOP

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

Local

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

dane@blackoakwilderness.com