About our School
Advanced Survival Training is an outdoor school which was founded in May of 2012 by Tim MacWelch, as a sister institution to The Earth Connection School which he founded in 1997. We have no hidden agenda in our classes. We are not selling our own brand of religion or spirituality. Each class teaches what it promises to teach. We feel that our hands-on courses and personal attention provide the best way to learn primitive technology and outdoor skills. Our mission is to teach our students how to be comfortable and feel at home in the wilderness; and to understand the resources and history around them.
Our 2014 schedule of classes will be held at a variety of locations, which are being finalized now. Proposed sites include Stafford, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; and a variety of sites throughout Northern Virginia.