Bushcraft in the wilderness
Let us introduce you to the art of thriving in the natural world.
Learn and practice woodsman-ship in the sublime setting of the Scapegoat Wilderness.
Confidently enjoy living at a more deliberate pace, while learning bush craft skills that make you more resilient in everyday life.
use appropriate technology
Make and use tools to provide food, shelter, and water in a back-country environment. Learn to understand your surroundings and become comfortable in a true wilderness setting.
What you need to know
Dates and Rates
Rates & Dates for the 2023 Season
Basic Bush Craft
Students will be instructed on basic wilderness skills, how to gather what gear you'll need, and how to assemble your bushcraft pack. Hands-on participation in shelter building, fire making, and hand-tool use is required. In addition, each student will be supplied a knife blank, handle material, and leather sheath kit to create their own unique bushcraft knife on-site.
3 Days and 3 Nights - $450
June 16 - 18
June 30, 2023 - July 2
July 28 - July 30
August 4 - August 6
Advanced bush craft
learn to hunt/fish/trap
Build on the beginning bush craft skills learned in our Basic Bush Craft course. Advance to the next level by learning to hunt big game, catching fish, and set snares. Students will spend one over-night in self-built shelters in the wilderness. Prerequisite basic bush craft class and MTFWP licenses needed.
5 Days and 5 Nights - $850
October 21 - 25
What you need to bring
You will need to bring weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear. Hats and gloves are required. We have wool blankets for each student, but for safety and comfort, you'll also need your own sleeping bag. If you need help obtaining anything on the equipment list or would like to bring some of your own equipment to use, please reach out to us. For a detailed list, click the button below.
What We Provide
Our camp is located in the Scapegoat Wilderness and follows guidelines for primitive non-motorized, use. We supply comfortable Tipi style tents, sleeping pads, a covered kitchen area with cooking utensils, and a campfire classroom area. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided, but students will have the opportunity to learn and practice campfire cooking skills. Competent guides and livestock to pack your gear complete the package.
Your instructors are guides with thousands of hours in the field, licensed by the state of Montana and certified in first aid. Our FS permitted maximum allowable camp capacity is 15 total individuals, clients, and personnel. Small class size allows more one on one time with the instructor.
We have a small solar panel for charging phones, cameras, and electronic devices. There is very limited cell service in the wilderness. Do not expect reliably use your cell phone to make calls or use GPS apps.
Call or email us
Email us at [email protected]
Call us at 406-452-0673
explore the outdoors sustainably
We are proud to be one of the partners in conservation, working with the MTFWP, and the USDA Forest Service to maintain wilderness character, healthy habitats and wildlife populations.
We practice and teach the 7 core Leave No Trace principles and hope you will, too. Enjoying the outdoors while limiting our human impact protects natural resources for all.