Courses

Here at Element Mountain in north Vermont we offer year-round courses and events that are broken into 4 main categories.

  • North- Healing Principles
  • East- Philosophy Exploration
  • South- Physical Skills
  • West- Spiritual Study

Within those categories are classes that take place outdoors in the wilderness and national forests as well as in-house environments. Details on each class can be found on their associated page within the website. Further details and registration information can be found in the store pages for each class and event. Links to the store pages can be found on each class and event page in the website.

Upon registration for a class or event you will be emailed an equipment list and directions to the class location.

All classes and events are run in a laid back and friendly atmosphere. Even some of the more intense offerings are upheld in a comfortable energy.

“I have been an armchair survivalist most of my life and have taken classes in different places. I have been very impressed with Element Mountain’s training and have been amazed at how simple wilderness survival can be when we know the right techniques. Most survival schools show how to use a lot of equipment. With enough training from White Wolf we will not need any equipment. It can all be found out doors when we know what to look for.

White Wolf also emphasizes another aspect to survival that I have not seen any were else. That is our mental state. Our survival is greatly enhanced when our mental state is right. Without that, our chances of survival become much weaker.

If you want to live comfortably, independently, and on the move in the woods I think the best instructor for that is White Wolf.” ~ Michigan

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“I have no words to describe how happy I am that I decided to make the trek down to Vermont for the Greenfoot class last week. The sheer amount of multidimensional information that was covered, the potentially life-saving skills we were introduced to, the fantastic group and the wonderful conversations, the weather, the camp, everything was simply fantastic.

White Wolf, I really think you should market yourself as a walking wilderness search engine. Thank you for everything that you are and everything that you do. Julia, thank you for helping me with moving those energies around, what an experience that was! Still trying to figure it all out. Thank you. I will miss all of you and the camp, looking forward to more classes down at Element Mountain.”~ Montreal

East - Philosophy Exploration

  • Medicine Wheel- Inner Pathways

    Medicine Wheel- Inner pathways (Scheduled- August 23, 2015) Prerequisite: Rite of the Medicine Wheel If you have walked the Rite of the Medicine Wheel and learned the structure, layout, history, overall meaning and purpose of the Wheel, then perhaps it is time to go deeper. The Medicine Wheel is truly a lifelong journey of self […]

  • Night World

    Many people wander their world and daily life during the daylight hours. When the sun is high people take full advantage to explore. New places and faces; different terrain passes by wandering feet. The outdoors become a welcome and familiar place to the wanders of day. The gentle flowers and swaying grasses, trickling streams and […]

  • Sightless Discovery

    Do you remember times of past when you were a child? Did you ever play games where you were blindfolded and had to rely upon your other sense to figure things out? As people get older they tend to shy away from such games and styles of discovery. Instead the cliché or classic styles of […]

  • Truth Forest

    On Element Mountain we have what is called the Truth Forest. This is an area that contains the energy of personal challenges laid out in a wilderness setting. In life we are often presented with challenging times and within those times we discover more about ourselves than almost any other time. The reason is simple; […]

  • Bobcat Pathways

    The Bobcat level events are given the category of Bobcat because their energy is much like that of a Bobcat. The bobcat is a traveler and explorer. Ranging from 15 to 40 square miles they cover quite the territorial size range. They truly are wanderers and seekers on their feet. All Bobcat level events are […]

excursions

  • Backpacking Trek – Green Mountains

    Scheduled – September 15-19, 2015 Do you enjoy hiking through the wilderness with everything you need right on your back? How about spending night after night deep in the mountains after a long days hike? The sounds of the forest and mountain life surround you and every breath sucks in the freshness of the wild […]

  • Breadloaf Wilderness Loop Hike

    Breadloaf Wilderness Loop Hike: Breadloaf Wilderness is the largest in the state containing around 25,000 acres and numerous mountains in the Presidential Range over 3,500 feet. Deep in the Vermont wilderness of the Breadloaf lays a trail that wanders through an ancient boulder strewn canyon left from the days of the glaciers. Rushing river, ancient […]

  • South Mountain Cross-country hike

    South Mountain Cross-country Hike Scheduled- April 25, 2015 Nestled in the heart of Vermont exists a little visited and known wilderness area. Wandering, breathing and expanding into the wilderness and over steps of deer, moose, bear, fox and turkey; passed swift babbling mountain streams and under thick green canopies of ancient trees… this is Bristol Cliffs Wilderness established […]

  • Gilmore Pond Cross-country Hike

    Gilmore Pond Cross-country Hike The leaves are tinging with early colors of autumn in the North Country. In one month they will all be fallen from the trees. Birds, bees and chickadees fly to and fro through the days of slowly fading warmth and light. Wandering, breathing and expanding into the wilderness and over steps of deer, […]

  • Element Mountain’s Three Day Vermont Adventure

    Wilderness, River and Mountain! Spring in Vermont is a time of gratitude after a long hard winter. It is also a time of excitement and newfound vitality after months and months of subzero temps, deep white snows and many days of gray skies. The earth begins to warm and wildflowers, almost forgotten from the prior […]

Featured

  • 4 Inner Worlds

    It is well known through the deeper and more traditional shaman practices of the 4 worlds, or levels of reality that connect to us all. Within this concept are drawn dynamic paths of understanding and journeys to attain wisdom. Unlike many spiritual practices that are around today, the way the 4 inner world are taught […]

  • Scout Stealth

    Have you ever wanted to enter into the landscape unnoticed and disappear without a trace? Ever toy with the idea of blending into the surroundings so well that you could literally sit for hours without human or animal detecting you? Perhaps you have wondered how you would successfully move through, camp and move on through […]

North - Healing Principles

  • Sexual Energy- the practical truth

    Covered in this course you will find the Practical Truths about the most powerful creative force in all physical life and one of the most misunderstood, abused of all energies. In a world of stress, strain, materialistic pursuits the potent Sexual Energy that courses through all living creatures falls by the wayside and becomes prey […]

  • Present of Health

    The Present of Health is one of the most important set of skills anyone can acquire in life. The state of our personal well-being determines the quality of our ability to interact with the world and all life. Just look at how we interact when we are healthy and full of energy compared to when we […]

South - Physical Skills

  • Backpacking Trek – Green Mountains

    Scheduled – September 15-19, 2015 Do you enjoy hiking through the wilderness with everything you need right on your back? How about spending night after night deep in the mountains after a long days hike? The sounds of the forest and mountain life surround you and every breath sucks in the freshness of the wild […]

  • Night World

    Many people wander their world and daily life during the daylight hours. When the sun is high people take full advantage to explore. New places and faces; different terrain passes by wandering feet. The outdoors become a welcome and familiar place to the wanders of day. The gentle flowers and swaying grasses, trickling streams and […]

  • Sightless Discovery

    Do you remember times of past when you were a child? Did you ever play games where you were blindfolded and had to rely upon your other sense to figure things out? As people get older they tend to shy away from such games and styles of discovery. Instead the cliché or classic styles of […]

  • Wilderness Survival Courses

    This page is dedicated to the Wilderness Survival level courses offered here at Element Mountain. There are a number of levels to the courses that are laid out in successive order from beginner to expert below. Each class title is a link that will bring you to the appropriate course page that contains the full […]

  • Scout Stealth

    Have you ever wanted to enter into the landscape unnoticed and disappear without a trace? Ever toy with the idea of blending into the surroundings so well that you could literally sit for hours without human or animal detecting you? Perhaps you have wondered how you would successfully move through, camp and move on through […]

West - Spiritual Study

  • Medicine Wheel- Inner Pathways

    Medicine Wheel- Inner pathways (Scheduled- August 23, 2015) Prerequisite: Rite of the Medicine Wheel If you have walked the Rite of the Medicine Wheel and learned the structure, layout, history, overall meaning and purpose of the Wheel, then perhaps it is time to go deeper. The Medicine Wheel is truly a lifelong journey of self […]

  • Manetuwak

    In certain Native American and other Aboriginal cultures around the world it was and in some areas still is part of the belief system that there are “spirits that exist in all things”. But what does that mean? What does it mean to have “spirits” existing in “all things”? Where do these spirits come from? […]

  • 4 Inner Worlds

    It is well known through the deeper and more traditional shaman practices of the 4 worlds, or levels of reality that connect to us all. Within this concept are drawn dynamic paths of understanding and journeys to attain wisdom. Unlike many spiritual practices that are around today, the way the 4 inner world are taught […]

  • Porcupine Pathways

    The Porcupine level events are given the category of Porcupine because their energy is much like that of a Porcupine. The spiny porcupine does not travel far and spends most of its time high in treetops eating, sleeping and observing. When it does decided to move it simply goes from one tree to the next […]

  • Rite of the Medicine Wheel

    Rite of the Medicine Wheel  (Scheduled ~ June 14, 2015—- August 22, 2015) The Medicine Wheel is an ancient and sacred structure that has been created and utilized by pre-technological peoples for thousands of years. Many natural materials have been used in the construction of Medicine Wheels depending not only upon where they are located, […]