Presented by Project Woodchips in collaboration with Paul Smith’s College

Adirondack Woodsmen's Retreat

A different way to get outside.

Head deep into the Adirondacks to discover your inner woodsman. Make no mistake about it—this is no Paul Bunyan tale. It's a roll-up-your-sleeves, get-your-hands-dirty adventure.

Get expert instruction in competitive lumberjack skills:

competitive fire building

speed climbing

axe throwing

speed chopping

chainsaw basics

cross-cut sawing

open-fire cooking

Plus, when you’re not busy steel-wielding, you’ll learn primitive skills and the finer points of camp life.

  • Primitive bow-drill fires
  • Packbasket making
  • Adirondack wellness and teas
  • Primitive stalking techniques and natural camouflage
  • Paiute and figure-four deadfall traps
  • Natural cordage rope making
  • Furniture, utensils, and other rustic crafts
  • Bushwhacking, knots, campsite creation and other backcountry skills

Reserve Your Spot

at the Adirondack Woodsmen's Retreat.
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Dates, Pricing & Location

Sunday, July 16 to Saturday, July 22, 2017

$1,095 + 3% convenience fee. Pay in full or set up interest-free monthy payment plan when you register

Paul Smith’s College

Paul Smiths, New York 12970

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All woodsmen-in-training are responsible for their own meals.

  • Cooking facilities are included with all accommodations
  • Groceries may be procured at nearby markets or delivered through our local CSA
  • The student-run restaurant at Paul Smith’s College is typically open for lunch


while trying something new in the great outdoors.
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