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.

CLASSES WE OFFER

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Building Shelter

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Knife Skills

Bird Language

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Small GAME Butchery

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Leather Working

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BOW MAKING

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Blacksmithing Basics

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Backpacking

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Friction Fire

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Animal Tracking

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Bike Repair/Building

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Blade Smithing

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FLINT KNAPPING

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Traditional Archery

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Emergency Medicine

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Basket Weaving

IMPORTANT COVID-19 Update

Due to the current condition of the pandemic in the state of California and specifically in Alameda County, we are postponing our adult classes until they can be consistently offered in a safe and healthy way for all of our students. Our earliest predictions for resuming classes for adults is Spring and Summer 2021. 

We can still offer custom programming for groups or pods of 8 or more. Before planning a custom program please consider that each member of your group will need to be tested and have up to date results by 3 days before the start date of the program. Once tested, each group member is asked to have no unmasked, un-distanced contact with anyone between testing and the start of the program. The health and safety of our staff and students is our number one priority. To plan a custom program please contact us at blackoakwilderness@gmail.com

Below is a list of our commonly offered courses for you to browse so you can be prepared to enroll once registration opens again... hope to see you sll sooner rather than later! 

Love- The BOWS staff.

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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