Department of Natural Resources
Friday will be check-in and welcome, with optional evening programs, a campfire and entertainment.
Saturday, join outdoor experts Nick Di Cresce, Francis Majszak and Edward Shaw for instruction on wilderness safety, bush craft and wild edibles. Saturday evening after dinner, we will have optional bush crafting activities and archery.
Sunday, join outdoor enthusiasts Jill and Aaron Grenchik as they instruct you on how to identify a variety of Michigan's edible wild mushrooms and share some tips on where to start looking. In addition, you will learn about proper handling techniques for transport, cleaning, consumption (including some sampling) and home preservation.
The cost for this class is $260, which includes two nights' lodging, two dinners, two lunches, two breakfast, plus two days of instruction and a survival knife valued at $35.
Participation is limited to 40 students.
To register for this class, go to Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses and click on the "Purchase a license" button. Sign in (using either a username and password or your ID and birthdate), and find the class under the Outdoor Skills Academy tab.
For more information, contact the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center at 231-779-1321.
Please note the RAM Center cancellation policy:
This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more at Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.