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

 

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

Classes this fall will include:

friction-fire             flute-making           wild foods foraging

woodsplitting          bird ecology & ID        dryscrape hide-tanning

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.