Wilderness Skills Institute, LLC is a polytechnic educational institute using proven research in how the brain makes robust connections, guiding the students in learning how to learn in a most efficient manner. Wilderness Skills Institute mentors treat each student as an individual encouraging them to go deep in the subjects that they have a passion for, introducing them to subjects that spur enthusiasm to most youth, and using those subjects as the vehicle to learn math, science, reading, writing, etc. in an environment that is proven to make people happy and successful.
Wilderness Skills Institute's Day and Resident K-12 School has dramatically changed the paradigm in education with a new way of developing and delivering content and measuring success. Our students learn the same subjects they would in traditional schools: math, science, English, etc. The difference is our students learn these as tools to study what they're passionate about, in a manner that is aligned with how they truly learn. In the wilderness 6 hours per day, 4 to 5 days of the week for 170 days our students become deeply connected to nature as well as developing grit.Visit our school page
Our Wilderness Camps and Special Events are intensive total immersion wilderness experiences intended to make youth confident and self-reliant in the wilderness. These camps provide experience to students that cannot attend our school as well as a co-curricular experience for our own students.Visit our camp page
General Hunter Education—this is the class that is needed first for all hunters regardless of how the game is taken. International Bow Hunter—this class is required in some states if you are going to hunt during the archery only season. Additionally, we teach Primative Skills.Read More
Therapy Dog Visits: Our K9s are certified through Therapy Dogs International. Dolly and Taft both love visiting with the kids while reading, visiting with Hospice patients and their families, as well as senior living centers. Our visits put smiles on faces and wags on tails.Contact us for more information
“This is great, it is like watching a bunch of post grad students collaborating but they are 10 - 15."
(The summary of a teacher shadowing one of our mentors.)