Jack Mountain Bushcraft Logo Bushcraft And Sustainability Field School
Bushcraft, Guide Training
& Wilderness Expedition School

Established 1999
- Ago Puteus Foris -
winter bushcraft and survival Registered Master Maine Guide

Jack Mountain Bushcraft School

Bushcraft, Guide Training & Wilderness Expedition School


2016: Our 18th Year And 33rd Immersion Program

We teach college-accredited, GI Bill approved semester and yearlong immersion programs in bushcraft and wilderness guide training, and lead multi-week canoe and snowshoe expeditions emphasizing traditional travel skills.

In operation full time since 1999, we run programs at our field school in Masardis, Maine, and our folk school in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Our instructors are Registered and Master Maine Guides licensed by the state.

We help people become more skilled, more knowledgeable, more experienced and more confident by using traditional skills and a few simple tools. We're the low-tech, high-skill alternative to the high-tech, gear-based outdoor education companies. Whether you're looking to go from city slicker to competent outdoor professional, want to experience a remote expedition, or just want to learn a few new outdoor skills, we've got you covered.

Tim Smith
Founder, Registered Master Maine Guide

Field school immersion programs for 2016. See all upcoming programs on our Calendar.

The Wilderness Bushcraft Semester

Our flagship course, and the original semester-length program focusing on practical, hard skills. Intense instruction and experience in bushcraft, ecology, crafting, guide training and wilderness living.
Length: 9 Week Intensive
Session 1: 4/17-6/17, 2016
Session 2: 8/21-10/22, 2016
College Credits: 12
GI Bill: Yes
Tuition Financing: Yes
Maximum Size: 15
Tuition: $7100 - Learn More

Boreal Snowshoe Expedition

Winter survival and bushcraft intensive in northern Maine, followed by a traditionally-outfitted snowshoe journey deep into the North Maine Woods. Using toboggans, canvas tents and wood stoves, learn the art of long-term winter bush living.
Length: 2 Week Intensive
Session 1: 2/1-2/12, 2016
Session 2: 2/22-3/4, 2016
College Credits: 5
GI Bill: Yes
Tuition Financing: Yes
Maximum Size: 10
Tuition: $2050 - Learn More

Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester

The classic Maine canoe experience with limited gear. Not just wilderness living skills, this is wilderness living as you cover hundreds of miles of Maine's most remote waterways.
Length: 4 Week Intensive
When: 7/17-8/12, 2016
College Credits: 6
GI Bill: Yes
Tuition Financing: Yes
Maximum Size: 10
Tuition: $3600 - Learn More

Yearlong Wilderness Bushcraft Immersion Program

Combines the three intensives into a deeper learning experience. Live the bush life and learn all the lessons it has to teach.
Length: 15 Weeks
College Credits: 23
GI Bill: Yes
Tuition Financing: Yes
Maximum Size: 10
Tuition: $12,750 - Learn More

For the full range of our courses and trips visit our Program Overview page.

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What our students say:

"The Wilderness Bushcraft Semester
profoundly changed my life."


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