Anyone who loves being in the outdoors and learning new things!
It's called a bushcraft gathering, but it's more than just about bushcraft!
The gathering will be held at:
West. Clinton Sportmen Assoc.
161 Sportsmen Ln
North Bend, PA 17760
The location is located 30 minutes north of Lock Haven on route 120 west.
Camping will be available if you want to stay on-site. You can add-on a camping spot when purchasing your ticket.
Hyner Run State Park is nearby and has Rv and tenting sites.
Check in starts at 1:00 pm on Thursday September 23, 2021.
Event runs through noon on Sunday September 26, 2021.
Uitwaaien 2017 was an eye opening experience for my wife-to-be and myself to be able to engage ourselves with the outdoor community without having to lose our life savings over training and experiences that in many other situations would have cost much more. Uitwaaien is affordable because of the business model of bringing the best in the region together to teach classes and give you a taste of knowledge in their areas of expertise. I can say that from first hand experience that I have left this event a better outdoorsman, along with the friendships I have made to push me to my next level of being woods-worthy. Whether you stay for the classes, or the community, you will not be disappointed with what you find.
-Dustin and Katie P.
Uitwaaien 2017 far exceeded my expectations. The classes were really informative and the instructors very knowledgeable. The gathering was filled with activities and vendors, I never ran out of things to do. Best of all was the people, everyone there was friendly and kind. I made friends with quite a few of them, friendships that I hope to last a lifetime. I look forward to making Uitwaaien a yearly retreat and hope to see you there.
Can’t say enough about this event. Met some great people and brushed up on some skills and learned a lot as well. The staff were phenomenal, great attitudes all the way around. I liked how it was family friendly, looking forward to this years event, going to bring my son this time, way to go Art Dawes, the vendors and staff!
I've never had so much fun learning outdoor skills. Instructors were not only quite knowledgeable, but the were down right entertaining as well. I look forward to many more in the coming years.
Whether you are an experienced outdoorsman or a complete novice in the woods. Their is something for everyone, and every age at Uitwaaien. The training team really knew there stuff. Learning new skills and practicing old ones. I had fun in a low pressure educational environment. The variety of attendees added to the flavor this environment. And no one felt out of place. I would recommend this event for a fun filled weekend for the whole family.
Campcraft Outdoors https://www.campcraftoutdoors.com
Chieftain Forge - Hand Forged Knives, Hooks, Clasps, Strikers and more cold, hard steel stuff!
Magic Punky Dust - Survival Items
Ruck Rabbit Outdoors vintage wool clothing, refurbished vintage axes, new knives, refurbished cast iron and other cookwares
Doug Meyer Handmade Primitve Weapons & Items
Blankets & Baubles
The Flying Axe LLC - Axe and Tomahawk Throwing Booth, Stickers & Patches
Jim & John
The Flying Axe
Iceman (Ötzi) Gear & Skills
Burning a Container
Wild Edible Walk
Edged Tool Safety
Flint & Steel Fire Making
History of Tomahawks
Pine Pitch Glue Making (for the kids)
Atlatl Making (for the kids)
Atlatl Dart Making (for the kids)
Solar Fire (for the kids)
Making Herbal Remedies
Long Term Food Storage
Making a Bow String
Huatache Primitive Shoes
One 20'x 20' Camping Site
2 Adults tickets, 4 youth/child tickets, and 1 camping spot
Registration will open 2/1/20 for last years attendees.
Registration will open to the public on 3/1/20
The site of the gathering is a privately owned property, and these are their rules for use. Plus, we want to keep the gathering fun and family friendly for all!
One of the great things about this community is that everyone is ready and willing to help out when needed! The Uitwaaien Bushcraft Gathering is no different; it wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers. If you're looking to help out over the weekend, send us an email, and we'll see what help we still need. We currently have all the volunteers we need, but feel free to send an email still. If we end up needing some more help, we'll get a hold of you.
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