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North House Folk School
North House Folk School

Outdoor Skills & Travel

North House's programs take place year-round exploring themes from timber framing to basketry, boat building to fiber arts, woodcarving to northern ecology. We welcome your questions and inquiries anytime!

Currently Scheduled

Bows and Arrows: Crafting a Traditional Longbow and Arrow Making


Entry Level Angling for Adults

Flies that Catch Fish & How to Tie Them

Fly Casting Workshop

Fly Fishing II: Chasing the Hex

Fly Fishing The North Shore

Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles

Tree Felling, Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance

Winter River Exploration

Not Currently Scheduled / Past Offerings

Ask the Ice: In the Field with Garrett Conover

Boards On Snow: Traditional Ski Field Workshop

Build a Bamboo Fly Rod

Building A Wooden Longbow: The Essential Outdoor Skill

Bushcooker Trail Stove: Craft Your Own

Bushcraft Primer

Bushcraft: In The Field

Bushcraft: Wilderness Living Skills

Camp Cooking and Menu Planning

Camp Craft


Carving Inuit-Style Snow Goggles


Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set

Craft Your Own Wood Stove

Dog Sledding 101


Firestarting & More: Primitive Skills Workshop

Fjord Horse Experience: Two Hour

Fly Fishing the North Shore II

Fly Fishing: An Intro to Minnesota's Trout Lakes Mini-Course

Fly Tying & Selection

Friction Fire Starting: Bushcraft Skill Building

Gear for a Year

Hand-Sewing for Sailors: Ditty Bags and Canvas Buckets

In the Field: Overnight with Garrett Conover

Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide

Komatik: Craft Your Own Hauling Sled

Learn to Fish: Up the Gunflint Trail

Map & Compass: Basic Orienteering


Northern Bushcraft: In the Field


Ropework: Knot Tying Workshop

Snowshoe Construction: Build Your Own

Snowwalker's Companion: Wilderness Travel Seminar

Sparks & Flames: Fire-Starting

Sparks & Flames: Starting and Using Fire

Spring Wildlife Tracking

Staying Alive in the Woods: Intro to Northern Wilderness Survival


Traditional Finnish Ski Poles: Craft Your Own Set

Welcome to the Bush: Northern Bushcraft Field Intensive

Wilderness First Aid with CPR



Winter Camping, Clothing and Expedition Foods

Winter Fly Tying Workshop

Winter Provisioning: Bannock and Beyond



Wooden Boat Show Mini Course: Firestarting

Wooden Toboggan For Winter Travel: Make Your Own

Outdoor Skills & Travel Calendar