Want to spend some quality time with your family and friends learning new skills in a beautiful wild setting that is still close to town? Part class, part vacation, the Folk School’s Weekend on the River offers a weekend retreat at a Tanana River fish camp and homestead just 30 miles downstream of Fairbanks. Your adventure begins on Friday afternoon when you hike or paddle to camp. Pitch a tent and enjoy home-cooked meals with friends and family around a fire. That night we’ll make tin can fishing reels and you can start practicing for the big casting competition the next night.
Together we’ll learn about the river’s wealth of fish by cutting, drying, cooking, and making art/craft with them. We’ll gather raw natural materials like willow and spruce and transform them into practical items. There will be time set aside each day to explore beyond camp, gathering wild edibles and building materials, tracking animals, and enjoying the setting. At night we’ll cook on fires, relax, and enjoy evening programs.