Way of the Hunter

Program Description:

Ten days totally devoted to learning the ways of the Hunter as a true caretaker of the land. During this 10 day class students will study and experience all the steps in making a self-bow from tree selection and harvesting to design layout, shaping, tillering and  shooting. The students will also learn to make their own bow strings Each individual will be making a bow from a raw stave and will also create a complete arrow, from the shaft to knapping the point. We will also cover hunting techniques, philosophy, and the arts of camouflage and invisibility. It is important that you have practiced your skills from the Way of the Woods as this will be an intense course.

Ages and Prerequisites: Youth and Teens age 10-17

This program is designed for youth and teens age 10-17. Must have completed Family, Youth or Teen Experience and Youth or Teen Way of the Woods.


July 19-28, 2009
Camp Sheppard’s Mill, New Jersey


$1400 single youth (includes $50 materials fee)

* Please note, fees increase by $30 if registration is received after the Early Registration deadline.

Deposit:            $200 per person attending is due at registration. 
Balance:           The balance for this program is due:      Friday, July 3rd
                            If paying by credit card, you may indicate if you’d like us to
                           automatically charge the balance at the due date.

* Financial Assistance is available.  Click here for our Scholarship Application

Registration Deadline and Procedures

Registration Deadline:          June 19th
*Registrations are taken past the deadline, but if sufficient registration is not received by the deadline, the program will be cancelled.  This allows time for our staff as well as participants who are flying to make transportation arrangements without fear of program cancellation.  If flying in, please do not book flights until after the deadline.
Registration Procedures:
Print the registration form from the website or contact the office to receive via mail. Please make sure a separate medical information page is completed for each family member who will be attending. Submit completed application with the appropriate deposit. You will receive a confirmation including directions and equipment lists upon receipt.

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