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It's back and better than ever! Come join us for the 2022 Midwest Woodcraft Gathering  on October 21-23 2022 hosted by Midwest Woodcraft in Forest City Illinois!

45$ per person 13 and up (12 and under free) There will be tons of great activities for all ages to participate in.. The fee includes a 10$ donation to Forest City Park, camping, use of all facilities, and participation in all activities outside of paid classes

-Skills Demonstrations
-Cooking Competition
-Youth and Adult Skills Competitions



Gate opens at 9 am Friday for Setting up camp and getting settled in!

(Camping available for Thursday night upon request- email

The event will begin at 1 p.m. with opening remarks from our host and our first challenge!

There will be access to potable water, restrooms, and handwashing stations on site. 


You are responsible to bring your own gear, chairs, and food.

This is car camping at its finest so you will be able to unload your gear at your site before parking. Fires at individual sites are allowed (please bring a water bucket for emergencies, which can be filled on site) some firewood is available on a first come first serve basis. you may process and burn any wood on the ground for your campfire.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome, please clean up after them and keep them controlled.  



The site is open to primitive camping only, (there is a state park within 5 miles with full Camper setups if needed) There are also hotels and shopping options all within 30 minutes of camp (Dollar general and gas stations within 10 min)

We hope you'll come out and learn with Midwest Woodcraft and their awesome friends from around the country. It is sure to be a great time, see you there!


Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to train with..

Kevin Johnson - Midwest Woodcraft

Larry Roberts - Alone Seasons 2 & 5

Robert Onken - Self Reliant Mindset

Craig Caudill - Nature Reliance School

John Dosch - Pass It On Wilderness Skills

Craig Avery - WG BushKraft

Planned activities...



Slingshot target range

Cooking competition

Youth and adult fire competition

Youth/family activities

Photo contests

More to come!

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