Where Wilderness is the classroom, Ancient Voices are the teachers, knowing self and Balance is the quest…

Teaching Drum Outdoor School is home to the 11-Month Wilderness Guide program the only long-term wilderness immersion experience its kind. Our wilderness guides have over 74 years of combined experience in wilderness survival skills and personal development training. They have made it their life’s mission to help others reconnect with nature, to their deepest selves, and to find balance within.

Whether you are looking to learn wilderness skills, wanting to challenge yourself in one of our immersion programs, or are yearning to reconnect with Nature, our courses are designed to help you take the next step on your journey. Click here to learn more about Teaching Drum Outdoor School or scroll down to see our programs and courses.

Announcements & Opportunities

We are Now Accepting Applications for the 2018/19 Wilderness Guide Program and the Guardian At-Home Training!

The Wilderness Guide Program is the only long-term nature immersion program of its kind where participants live in the wilds of Northern Wisconsin for 11 months. Learn more on the Wilderness Guide Program page here .

The Guardian At-Home Training is an 11-week online course that will help you confront your fears and break free of patterns that no longer serve you. The course begins January 28th! Learn more here.

Open Positions at Teaching Drum!

We are currently accepting applications for Office Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, and Personal Assistant for Tamarack Song. To learn more visit our Open Positions webpage here.

Wild Weaving Immersion – 3 weeks in Sweden

Come and spend three weeks in the forest in Sweden learning the basics of weaving, making baskets and other containers. Learn how to make a backpack, a woven hat, bark containers, woven baskets, bowls and bags using different materials.  Of course, there will be plenty of opportunity to explore the forest, and be part of creating woodland camp life together. To learn more, visit the Wild Weaving Immersion Facebook page here.

Teaching Drum Outdoor School is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people reconnect with nature, and by doing so, reconnect with their deepest selves and find balance within. We first began as an outdoor wilderness school, but have since grown to add our own publishing company, Snow Wolf Publishing, and most recently the Healing Nature Center. You can find out more about these organizations by clicking on the links below.  

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We are now offering guided tours of the Headwaters Wilderness
and Nicolet National Forest

Guardian At-Home Training

Wilderness Guide Program

Family Wilderness Guide Program

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