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Fri, Sep 11


Loring Memorial Park

Shelter Making (Ages 7-14)

Learn the basics of shelter making: how to build an improvised effective debris hut. This program is for kids ages 7-14.

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Shelter Making (Ages 7-14)
Shelter Making (Ages 7-14)

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Loring Memorial Park, 449-455 Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME 04101, USA

About the event

Learning to survive, and truly thrive, without the support of modern amenities is what rewilding is all about. In the event of an unexpected wilderness emergency, meeting basic needs for shelter, water, fire and food become an imperative. Humans throughout history, in various climes around the world, developed a myriad of skills that allowed them to make hearty use of nature's harshest elements.

Let's do this! Learn the basics of emergency survival: how to build a debris hut, organize priorities, start a fire on the fly, drink tea, and mostly build a debris hut. We'll meet on the prom at Loring Memorial: the very northern end of Eastern Promenade Road. $25 includes all required tools, materials and tuition.

This program is part of our Sapling Skills Series.  Our six-week Sapling Series is designed to provide an approachable, accessible introduction to many small-scale, place-based living skills for kids ages 7-14. We meet once a week on Friday afternoons for two hours at the Eastern Promenade in Portland and facilitate a rotating variety of outdoor activities. Feel free to come by for a single day if you just want to check it out.

Space in this class is limited to 9 participants. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or if you have any questions.

Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are always available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. If you need financial assistance, please contact us. All donations are tax-deductible.

NOTE: Due to the ongoing international COVID-19 pandemic, preventative measures will be strictly enforced.  Please wear a mask or a cloth covering over your face, maintain physical distancing throughout the class, and do not attend if you are feeling unwell.


  • Saplings: Shelters 9/11/2020




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