Springville Homeschool

Start: 08/22/2023 - End: 05/24/2024
12:30-3p, Fridays, for the School Year.
Jolley’s Ranch Park, Right Fork Hobble Road, Springville, UT, USA
Buy @ $475
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Course Objectives


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About the Course

Meet Your Instructor

Dakota Shaffer

Dakota has been teaching professionally since 2011 and has an insatiable love for nature. His passion for teaching brought him from Missouri to Utah to delve deeper into his career. He is a proud father and enjoys spending his time trekking in the old ways and practicing the skills of the Mountain Men. He believes these skills connect us to our ancestors and their hardships in a way that brings new meaning to our own lives.

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Additional Information


This course will be for ages 7-18. Students under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent for every class.

Upon registration you will be asked which days you are availble to volunteer for (don't worry you can switch later with other parents). This is to encourage parents to stay involved in their childs experience with us. If you wish to participate more days than you sign up for check with our instructor they usually welcome it.

What to Bring

It is highly recommended that students bring the following to each class:

  • weather appropriate clothing and footwear
  • water (more than you normally drink at home)
  • food (high in protein and fat)

A backpack containing the following:

  • cheap tin cup
  • bandana or blindfold
  • knife (see here for requirements)
  • notebook
  • pen and pencil
  • personalized first aid kit
  • an unfinished skill (to be made during class)
  • bowdrill kit (to be made during class)

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Vacation Days

Fall Break: October 10th-14th

Thanksgiving Break: November 23rd-25th

Winter Break: December 18th-31st

Spring Break: April 3rd-7th

Directions and Location

On the First day of class we will meet at Jolley's ranch and drive approxamately 1.43 miles further up the canyon to the final location. In the event the canyon is closed your instructor will inform you of alternate locations on an ongoing basis via Discord.

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