Welcome to Barefoot Bushcraft!
WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND!
Located in Ontario (Canada), Barefoot Bushcraft school provides individuals of all skill levels the opportunity to learn more about their world, connect with themselves and the earth, as well as learn valuable the wonders of nature while enjoying hands-on activities in the great outdoors
We believe that our inter-generational learning and play help weave our courses into a “culture of nature connection and exploration”. skills both technical and primitive. Custom designed classes and programs are available for groups such as nature clubs, homeschool students, Scout groups, charity organizations, and more!
Unlike traditional schools which focus mostly on the course, our training focus on building the relationship between the self, others, and the environment. Our facilitators use music, storytelling, land stewardship, naturalist studies, and Primitive living skills to host outdoor adventures which teach you to learn and explore their world in a variety of ways.
Everyone needs a space to “play” and explore the outdoor world. Our courses are designed to introduce and re-introduce you to the wonders of nature while enjoying hands-on activities in the great outdoors. We believe that our inter-generational learning and play help weave our courses into a “culture of nature connection and exploration”.
2014 Public Courses & Workshops
“A very fun eventful day. The instructors, Dean and Sara were not only knowledgeable and skilled, they loved sharing their passion for the outdoors and interacting with nature. They showed us how to work with what you find surrounding you in the woods using only dead trees, leaves etc. Our shelter is strong and will stand a very long time.”
“Excellent, attentive instructors. As complete novices, we were well supported and guided so that we could actually hit a target!”
– Adrian W.
“A really fun day out! The staff were friendly and encouraging coaches. It was great fun shooting at different targets. Definitely coming back.”
– Samantha R.
“The instructors taught us how to use the bow and corrected any errors so it was not long before we were all shooting arrows with confidence. It was a chance to learn a new sport and have a fun time outdoors.”
– Peter F.
“Great quality instructors who actually go barefoot! Fantastic quality. Some of their public classes are crazy-busy and private archery lessons are recommended.”
“First time out to one of these events. I fired a bow/arrow, slingshop, crossbow, all with training, and guidance. Will go again.
Had a fun time.”
“Had a fantastic time learning archery with these guys! Highly recommenced.”
– John D.
“The Barefoot Bushcraft crew came out to do a private birthday party for my 6 year old son. We had 20 children ranging from 3 up to 14 years of age in attendance and believe me when I say everyone was engaged and excited. Wolf was outstanding with his patience and instruction with all the kids, he had four different activities that the kids participated in, which kept thing going so no one got bored. We were going for a “camping, survival” party theme which fit very well with the Barefoot Bushcraft entertainment. The best part was that it was a horribly raining/wet day any other outdoor event would have been a complete flop but not with Wolf, it was just as fun and exciting as if it had been sunny and warm. I would recommend this to everyone and anyone looking for something different than the normal birthday/party stuff!!!”