Earth Skills since 1987
Tracking • Wilderness Survival • Plant Uses • Traditional Skills • Earth Philosophy


Reservations must be made through advance payment (if the total enrollment fee is greater than $200, you may send a 50% deposit). You may call us at 661-245-0318 or email us about class availability.

You may enroll in three ways:

  1. Enclose a check payable to Earth Skills with your name, address, day and evening phone, and the class(es) you wish to take, and mail to:
    Earth Skills
    1113 Cougar Court
    Frazier Park, CA 93225

  2. Download a class reservation form and send it in with a check or with Visa or Mastercard billing information.

  3. Call us at 661-245-0318 to charge your enrollment on Visa or Mastercard.

Directions to the class location and a list of items to bring will be sent to you after receipt of your enrollment fee.


For weekend or longer classes, you must notify us at least 7 days in advance to receive full credit for another class, or a 75% refund. If you cancel later than that, you risk loss of your enrollment fee unless your space can be filled from a wait list. For one-day classes, you must notify us at least 4 days prior to the class to receive credit for a class or a 75% refund. If you cancel later than that, you risk loss of your enrollment fee unless your space can be filled from a wait list.

Class Eligibility

Our classes are designed for adults and children 12 years and older. (Exception: the Wilderness Skills class is open to 14 years and above.) We put considerable time and effort into the content and pace of the curriculum, knowing that for younger children and families, classes must be structured differently. Please do not ask us to make an exception to admit your younger child; we must say no in fairness to other parents who have not asked for an exception.


Earth Skills complies with USDA and other government policies prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion or disability. Any student in a class on National Forest land who believes he or she has been discriminated against should immediately contact the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington D.C. 20250.

Group Discounts

Classes can be scheduled for groups of at least 8 people. Rates available on request. Please contact us early to reserve a date.

In addition, a group of four or more enrolling at the same time in a regularly scheduled class can qualify for a 15% discount.

Food and Lodging

For all one-day classes, students bring lunch, water and other simple gear which we will list upon enrollment.

For weekend classes, we provide all dinners and breakfasts; students bring lunches and snacks. Usually these classes are held at car campsites, meaning tents can be set up within a short walk from cars (or students may sleep in a camper or van if they drive one). Participants must bring their own camping equipment (primarily tent and sleeping bag). We have limited extra equipment for loan. Lists of required equipment will be sent upon enrollment. No previous camping experience is necessary. Some classes offer indoor sleeping, dormitory style. Note about food: Students with special diets such as vegan, gluten-free or non-dairy may be asked to supplement what we provide with some of their own food.

About our Mailing List

When you request to be put on Earth Skills’ mailing list or are added to it as a student, it is your personal relationship with us. We do not sell, trade or give the list of names or phone numbers to anyone without your specific permission.

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