What to Expect/Gear

Be prepared to be outside the whole class!

We have campsites in the forest available and a rustic outdoor shower or stream to bathe in. There is an outhouse with a hand washing station and mirror for tick checks. We have an outdoor classroom for instruction in inclimate weather. You need to bring your own food, cooking equipment and mess kit. We had an outdoor kitchen with rocket stoves available to cook on and dishwashing station.

Gear List-

– Clothing (lots of layers and wool)
– Camping setup (tent/tarp, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, optional mosquito net)
-Bring your own water if you do not feel comfortable drinking from our open spring. (One gallon/day per person will be enough)
– Water bottle
– Bring your own food! (The less cooking preparation, the better.)
– Cooking equipment and mess kit. Bring a camp stove if you do not wish to use our rocket stoves.
– Journal/Pen (optionall)
– Camera (optional)


Our school is located on 50 acres with access to hundreds of surrounding acres in East Blue Hill, ME. The buildings on the land consist of an outdoor classroom, earth-lodge, yurt, root cellar and outhouses. Come prepared to be outside!

Water: We have an open spring that supplies water for us, all of our animals, and the school programs. If you do not feel comfortable drinking it, please bring your own water. One gallon a day/person will be enough. You can fill up at the Blue Hill library.

Sleeping: We had campsites located in the forest. We do not provide tents, tarps, sleeping bags/pads, or mosquito netting.

Kitchen: We have an outdoor kitchen that includes rocket stoves for cooking, a dishwashing station, and basic kitchen equipment. (Pots, pans, spatulas, utensils, mugs, etc.

Bathroom: We have composting toilet outhouses with hand washing stations.

In-the-works: A workshop building to hold classes, including a loft to serve as an option for accommodation.


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