THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
This Will Be a One of a Kind Event!!
Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity! Meet and learn skills from Pathfinder School instructors from the United States, Denmark, Ireland and Italy!
Sept 18th thru 20th
We are limiting this event to 50 spots, so there will be plenty of time for seminars as well as time to get to know our staff and hang out around the fire. We will use a Round Robin style of training where you will travel between seminars through our 180+ acre property in SE Ohio. Some courses will be in wooded areas and some in more open clearings. We will keep the groups to 12-14 for each station and 2-3 Instructors at each station, so there will be adequate Instructor to student ratios for learning. We will also rotate several times each day to maximize the experience and make sure everyone gets to all stations through the weekend
We will have a prepared meal on Friday night and a catered meal on Saturday Night from a Local Smoke House. Bring food for other meals and snacks, there will be time to prepare food throughout the days. Camping will be available on the School Property in Tents or Hammocks. This will dictate how far you will be set up from the main camp as the hammock area is approx. 600 yards from the main camp and tents can be set up fairly close to the main classroom area. There are local hotels within 12 miles of the School Property if you prefer.
We will begin at 0800 with a check-in process (meeting at a designated area before traveling to the event location), camp setup, and orientation. Classes will begin at 1100 Friday so pack a lunch or snack. Classes will run each day until 1800, and we will only break camps on Sunday Morning.
Tickets for this event will be 300.00 and due to the costs associated with this event, we cannot allow youths to participate for free.
Tentative List of Classes (Subject to change)
- 1-Forging a Blanket Pin Workshop 2 Hours (Dave/Matt/Jesper)
- 1-Ridgid Heddle Band Weaving Workshop 2 Hours (Tony/Baxter)
- 1-PAUL Navigation Workshop 2 Hours (Joe/Luciano/Andrew)
- 1-Hammock Set and Hammock Camping Seminar 2 hours (Shawn/Josh)
- 2-Trail Tarp and Ground Camping 2 Hours (Shawn/Andrew)
- 2-Camp Stoves and Camp Cook set considerations 2 Hours (Dave/Tony)
- 2-Fire Building Workshop 2 Hours (Josh/Jesper/Luciano)
- 2-Cord Management and Basic Bushcraft Knots Workshop 2 Hours (Joe/Matt)
WHAT TO BRING: Equipment for Camping as well as Food for Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks (dinners will be catered)
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 be lead 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 and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training without both forms 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, the Pathfinder Gathering, 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. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.
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.