NEW location for Falling Leaves Rendezvous! 

Now only 2 hours from Asheville, NC and 1 hour from Athens, GA

at the Avalon Community near Lake Hartwell in South Carolina



-- Dinner will be served at 5pm on Wednesday --



-- Also NEW, we now provide a "No Meals" registration option --


Instructors this year:

Bob Slack          Scott Jones

Hawk Hurst          Doug Elliot

Todd Elliot       Fuz Sanderson

Matt Hanson        Aaron Yates

Dean Smith       Nancy Basket

Jeff Gottlieb           Snow Bear

Coyote                           Raven

Robert Orcutt        Keith Grenoble

Sangoma Oludoye       Luke Cannon

Barron Brown                  Alex Kilgore

Charity Cimmaron     Christopher Watts

Emily Jernigan           Catherine Stinson

Tres MonCeret               Charlie Aureola

Natalie Bogwalker       Wren Shoumate

James Clinkscales           Mateo Ryal

Sara Henry           Grant Adkisson

Joel Cimmaron


Classes this fall will include:

friction-fire                flute-making           wild foods foraging

woodsplitting              bird ecology & ID      bow-making          

blacksmithing           moccasin-making        outdoor cooking       

cordage                  copper tool-making        hearth-fired pottery

flintknapping             mask-making             spoon carving           

woods & campcraft        loom weaving          knots, ropes & pulllies

        tarp pitching                                              herbal medicine making      

Stalking & Wilderness Movement          Primitive trap triggers

"Where There Is No Doctor”          eco-homesteading



What is Earthskills Rendezvous?

We have 2 events each year - Rivercane Rendezvous in the spring and Falling Leaves Rendezvous in the fall.

Our program focus is daily top quality instruction in dozens of ancestral and heritage primitive skills such as matchless fire making, edible and medicinal plants, stone tool creation and use, ancient weaponry and basket making, just to name a few. Since 1985 our camps have been a place where new friendships are forged, old friendships refined, and the empowering knowledge of pioneer, survival, native and traditional primitive skills is shared. Past participants have become proficient in skills that have helped them redefine life goals and directions as well as broaden their knowledge of sustainable life ways, connection to nature, and the power of community. After a full day of hands on instruction, evening programs give you the opportunity to join in the revival of the great oral tradition of storytelling around the council fire, or the option to pull up a chair in any of the many camps where homegrown and traditional Appalachian music is played, or the opportunity to answer the call of the drum and dance around the fire under a star filled sky. Striving for cooperation, generosity of spirit, tolerance and harmonious relationships, we welcome the skills, art, music and culture of all human ethnicities.