Teaching Drum Outdoor School

A nonprofit organization

$4,904 raised by 31 donors

Our Mission

Teaching Drum Outdoor School's mission is to function as a bridge between the wisdom and skills of the past and our modern way of life, that we may reconnect with our intrinsic selves and relearn how to live honorably and respectfully with each other and the Earth.

Teaching Drum’s purpose is to bring back the craft, foraging, and cultural practices of our native ancestors, to help us return to a balanced way of life. Learning by immersion in a wilderness setting with a small group provides participants the opportunity to develop ancient skills and to truly live what is learned.


...for the wisdom and teachings of the indigenous peoples of this world, especially the Tribes of North America who have carried the knowledge of their ancestors at the great expense of their peoples, their traditions, and their land. While knowledge regarding how to live in balance with all things was at one point available to us all through our own ancestral lines, it has since been forgotten by most, resulting in colonization, genocide, and systematic oppression that continues to this day. 

We believe that hope for Earth and all Her species rests in humanity’s ability to learn the wisdom that has been carried by indigenous peoples. Therefore, we are grateful to those who have kept this knowledge alive, and to those who have been willing to share it with us. 

More about The Drum

Founded over 30 years ago, Teaching Drum Outdoor School is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit wilderness, survival, and primitive skills education center located in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The school offers several unique, long-term outdoor wilderness and survival skills immersion programs including the cornerstone 11-month experience-based Wilderness Guide Program

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