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Week in The Woods- Highly Recommended!

Have you ever felt completely immersed in nature? No cell phones ringing, or the ding of a new text... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
borealsun
Memories we will never forget

We attended Week in the Woods about 6 years ago (our last year in Alaska) and the only regret is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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The Folk School of Fairbanks offers year-round, affordable classes and programs in a wide variety of hands-on disciplines for adults and youth, teaching traditional skills using natural materials. We are part of a 200-year-old tradition of folk...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2300 Airport Way, Cabin 66, Fairbanks, AK 99701
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have you ever felt completely immersed in nature? No cell phones ringing, or the ding of a new text message. The morning news can wait, and the happenings of the world disappear. You are now completely present in the moment of your experience. You awaken...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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DonK1671, General Manager at The Folk School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences! It's people like you who come and are willing to be totally immersed in the experience that make Week in the Woods the magical experience it is. Thanks for being a part of it!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We attended Week in the Woods about 6 years ago (our last year in Alaska) and the only regret is that we did not find out about it sooner. The week we went, it was rainy and cool yet our two boys (6 and 10...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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DonK1671, General Manager at The Folk School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your experiences! John and Marianne and all the instructors work super hard to make it an amazing experience for both kids and adults. I hope that you'll be able to join us again sometime!

Reviewed July 20, 2019

Week in the woods was like the summer camp I never went to. Sleeping in the boreal forest, surrounded by friends old and new, great camaraderie, supportive and skilled instructors... it was just wonderful. While many of the other attendees came as a family, I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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DonK1671, General Manager at The Folk School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Nicole! I'm glad to hear that we succeeded in making you comfortable and included. There is so much that goes on during the week, that it's easy to get immersed in the experience. I hope you'll be able to join us again!

Reviewed July 20, 2019

Week in the Woods was the highlight of our summers as my boys grew up. Even after growing up, they would continue to drop in, longing for the relationships to continue forever with the people and the activities! It has become the hallmark activity of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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DonK1671, General Manager at The Folk School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your memories of Week in the Woods. We're so pleased to have been a part of your family's life for so long!

Reviewed July 20, 2019

Week in the Woods is a family camp you will find nowhere else. The variety of classes offered, the amazing teachers, the comraderie developed over the week. Astonishing really!!

Date of experience: June 2019
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DonK1671, General Manager at The Folk School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

And it's people like you who make it so special! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Reviewed April 28, 2019

I took the wood block carving and printing class this week. The instructor was knowledgeable and helpful. I have always wanted to learn this craft and am very pleased with my new skill set! Great class!

Date of experience: April 2019
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DonK1671, Manager at The Folk School, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Thanks so much for taking the class! We're so glad that you enjoyed it. Hopefully we'll see you at another class soon!

Reviewed April 16, 2019

I took my first class at the Folk School this past weekend and so enjoyed it! "Storytelling," taught by Rob Prince, was a wonderful class, full of great tips, tricks and information about all the elements required for how to tell a great story. Looking...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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DonK1671, General Manager at The Folk School, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

Thanks for your kind words! It was great having you in the class, and we're so fortunate to have the great support of our instructors. All the best with your storytelling in the future!

Reviewed February 5, 2019

I recently took the Wilderness First Aid class here. The class was very well organized and educational and the some of the contents were tailored to Alaskan Wilderness, which was very helpful and I am sure will be very helpful in prepping for some outdoor...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

I recently took the Wildlife first aid class here and it was probably the BEST class I have ever taken. Packed full of use full knowledge and skills for anyone traveling or spending time in the wilderness. The Folk School has an inviting atmosphere that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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DonK1671, General Manager at The Folk School, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Thanks for your kind words! We enjoyed having you in the class, and hope to see you again.

Reviewed January 17, 2019

The Folk School provides our community with so many cool opportunities. So glad they are around to offer wood working, cooking, blacksmithing, and other classes. John Manthei is a great leader for the youth woodworking classes. We are so lucky!

Date of experience: December 2018
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DonK1671, General Manager at The Folk School, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2019

Thanks, Donnie! We really appreciate the good words and support.

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