Ways Of The Wild Apprenticeship Program is a three year program that is designed to assist different people with different goals. The program is open to those who are just seeking a deeper level of learning wilderness living skills to those who wish to possibly teach such ways one day. This year’s program begins in June and each year consists of two three week blocks.
When I say this program is not for the meek I truly mean it. Three weeks at 24 hours a day, seven days a week straight. Now this may not seem too bad except that the program does not run out of school land or within a structured plot of property. It takes place fully within the Vermont mountain wilderness. Those who embark upon this program as a soloist can expect long hours of solitude within the true wilderness of the earth. No trails, no roads, no cars, trains, phones or any other interference from modern society.
Everything the Apprentice brings must be packed in on their back. Once in they stay in until the three week block comes to an end. The Apprentice must be in decent shape to be able to embark upon this life changing journey. I do not mean they must be able to walk 40 miles carrying an 80 pound back, but this program is intense. They stay upon the mountain and daily routines of wilderness living are a full reality. Those who walk through this program will be far more fit when they leave than they were when they came…no matter what shape they were in to begin with. Long days and nights of skill work and self exploration keeps the body fit.
In the Apprenticeship program the Apprentice learns deep wilderness skills the Old Way. They discover things about themselves many never would have guessed could be found in the wilderness. This program is not just about learning skills of the wilderness, but delving deeply within the self to explore levels and facets that will change the Apprentices life forever. In the wilderness they are faced with reality and themselves, through and through. No lies can be upheld, no illusions of self will remain. The wilderness is an energy that demands life in the NOW and the reality of the individual’s true abilities.
Here the Apprentice learns in the way I learned, face to face, one on one in the raw wilderness of life, where everything modern society has came from.
There is very limited space for this program. Not everyone who applies is selected, but everyone selected has proven through the application process that they are fully capable of navigating this programming. If you are interested please contact me at email@example.com for much detailed information specifically concerning the Apprenticeship Program. This information is only supplied to those specifically expressing interest. This program is open to both male and female 18 years of age and older.
Below are some photos taken of the exact wilderness area where the Apprenticeship Program takes place. The images are taken in spring, summer and late autumn.
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