Jack Mountain Bushcraft School

Jack Mountain Bushcraft School

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and Jack Mountain Bushcraft School have received approval from our accreditor, NECHE, to offer the UMPI courses listed below through Jack Mountain Bushcraft School. This unique partnership is the result of ongoing curriculum alignment and highly qualified faculty. Please check back again as course updates are added. Current offerings include:

Wilderness Bushcraft Semester

Leadership Training in Recreation
UMPI course – REC 122 (3cr hr)
Leadership Training is a course designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge of leadership theories, specific communication skills, and application methods that are relevant to the recreation/leisure professional.

Outdoor Pursuits I
UMPI course – REC 234 (3cr hr)
This course is experientially based and will provide opportunities for skill, technique, and leadership development in several of the following activities: backpacking, flatwater and/or whitewater canoeing, and canoe camping. Emphasis will be placed on organizing, planning, leading, and evaluating the physical, cognitive, emotional, and special need factors of an outdoor leisure pursuit for diverse populations.

Boreal Snowshoe Expedition

Outdoor Pursuits II
UMPI course – REC 235 (3cr hr)
This course is experientially based and will provide opportunities for skill, technique, and leadership development in winter camping, snowshoeing, and nordic and alpine skiing. Emphasis will be placed on developing basic skills, organizing, planning, leading, and evaluating the physical, cognitive, emotional, and special needs factors of an outdoor leisure pursuit for diverse populations.

Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester

Canoe/Canoe Camping
UMPI course – REC 280 (4cr hr)
This experiential course is designed to instruct participants in canoeing techniques, safety, nomenclature, portaging, and small group wilderness canoe trip leadership. Students will participate in canoe camping trip(s) and will explore flora, fauna, and history of the wilderness area.