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Appalachian Folk Skills (3 days, 2-night course)
The registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to class start date.
Start time: 8 am (first day of class)
Experience the centuries-old tradition of Appalachian craftsmanship! Our Appalachian Folk Skills Class celebrates our American heritage through hands-on projects and discussions about traditional crafts, food preservation techniques, and more. Using locally-sourced materials, we'll explore everything from weaving and broom-making to soap-making and dyeing. With a low-intensity level and no pressure, it's the perfect opportunity to get creative and cultivate unique skills from the past.
Must be at least 18 years old.
Required Gear List:
- Proper Clothing for Season & Weather
- Leather Gloves
- Knife for camp chores
- Hatchet (not an axe)
- Folding Saw
- Small Carving Blade - Mora 120
- 3/4” inch bent gouge
- Hook Knife - Mora 164
- Trade Awl
- Pruning Shears
- 2 x carabiner
- Cord Crafters Tool Kit
- Stainless Steel Water Bottle & Cup
- Camp stove and fuel for snacks/meals
- Notebook and pencils
Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be NO camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the class concludes. Cabin rental on the property is included in the price of this class.
Please make sure you take all gear with you at the end of the class. If gear is left behind, we will not be able to ship it to you, and will be considered abandoned.
Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you. From there you will follow the instructor in your vehicle to the school property.
605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581
Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.
Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property
972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464
Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.
Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property
Red Roof Inn
1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200
Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.
Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property
Nearby Camp Grounds:
Lake Alma State Park
422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474
Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.
Jackson Lake State Park
35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197
Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.
All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.
If you need to cancel..
Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase.
Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund.
If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.
If a class gets canceled...
We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class). If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.
Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.
I must say that so far I have taken two courses and both have been very good and I have learned a lot. This course in particular I was impressed by the dedication of the staff, who were very professional and provided us with a lot of knowledge in a wide range of areas, from culinary art to beekeeping. The course itself is stress-free, easy and entertaining. I recommend it to everyone. I'm looking forward to sign up in the next course.
Debo decir que hasta ahora he tomado dos cursos y los dos han sido muy buenos y he aprendido mucho. Este curso en particular me impresiono la dedicación del staff, quienes fueron muy profesionales y nos entregaron muchos conocimientos en una amplia gama de areas, desde el arte culinario hasta apicultura. El curso en si no tiene stress, es fácil y entretenido, Lo recomiendo a todos. Me inscribiré en otros cursos pronto.