Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How do I register for a class?
On line: You can register for available classes on the website. Find
the class you would like to attend and click on subscribe. If you are
not already registered with us and logged in, you will be directed to
the registration page. On the registration page you will be directed
to our Cancellation / Registration Policy, which you should read if
you have not already. Upon registering you will have to indicate
agreement to the terms of registration. You will receive a link in an
email verifying your email address. Use that link to verify your
registration and to log into our website, after which you will be able
to register for open classes by subscribing to them through the
Mail: Print out our Registration Application along with the information
from the class which you are interested in from the Event Calendar,
and mail it along with a non-refundable deposit to: Louisiana School
of Bushcraft - Port Allen, La
Phone: Call our office at (225) 315-9856 Monday through Friday,
between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CDT
All students will be required to sign the Cancellation / Registration
Policy upon arrival before being admitted into the class.
2. Do you have an upper/lower age limit for your
Louisiana School of Bushcraft welcomes anyone older than 17 years
old by the first day of his or her respective class, children between
12 and 16 years old can attend classes through our Tinderbundle
program. However, insurance restrictions require that all Louisiana
School of Bushcraft students who are younger than 16 must be
accompanied by a parent or guardian. The guardian must be at least
18 years of age by the first day of the respective class. Both the
parent and the guardian are obligated to pay class tuition for the
class they would like to register for. All students not accompanied by
a parent or guardian must be 17 years old by the first day of their
class. In the future it may be possible for parents or guardians who
have taken previous class to come and volunteer for the class that
their child is involved in without incurring any of the class tuition. All
students 16 years or younger will be required to have a liability
waiver signed by their parent or guardian. We are currently working
to set up a program geared towards introducing children younger than
12 to the skills we teach.
3. How early can I sign up for a class?
As soon as a class appears on the schedule you can sign up,
however, please keep in mind that once you have registered, if you
are unable to attend the class for whatever reason, our Cancellation
/ Registration Policy will apply.
4. When is the latest that I can sign up for a class?
We close the registration at one week prior whether a class is full or
not. This allows us plenty of time for administrative issues and to fill
our food and supply orders by the start of class.
1. How much do your courses cost?
Refer to the particular class you are interested in for cost.
2. How much of a deposit do I have to put down
to reserve my space for a class?
The minimum Class Deposits are as follows:
One Day courses: $150 (full tuition)
Weekend Courses: $100 (2,3, or 4 day classes)
One Week Course: $300
Please read our Cancellation / Registration Policy before registering
for a class.
3. When is the balance due for my class?
Due to the time limitations of the classes, the balance of tuition is
due one week prior to the start date of the class. Please read our
Cancellation / Registration Policy before registering for a class.
4. How do I pay for my class? Do you take credit
You have many payment options for Louisiana School of Bushcraft
classes. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express & Discover
cardsthrough PayPal online. Personal checks are accepted only
when drawn on U.S. banks, in U.S. funds. Money orders and
travelers checks must be in U.S. Funds. Please make all checks and
money orders payable to Louisiana School of Bushcraft. Cash is only
accepted when registering in person at our office, please do not mail
5. Can I get/use a student loan to pay for my
Louisiana School of Bushcraft classes?
Louisiana School of Bushcraft is not an accredited institution and
does not qualify for student loan status.
6. Does Louisiana School of Bushcraft offer
Periodically Louisiana School of Bushcraft will offer various discounts
for returning students or referrals. Sign up for our newsletter so you
can stay up to date on the latest discounts we will be offering. We
also hope to set up a permanent discount for all military and
emergency response personnel who are currently serving (Active or
7. Do you offer group discounts?
Private classes for large groups or non-profit organizations (i.e.
church youth groups or Boy Scouts) may be eligible for discounts.
However depending on logistics and obligations required by Louisiana
School of Bushcraft, the class (and discount) would have to be
arranged and approved well in advance. Contact us at:
Attending a Class, Meals, and Accommodation’s
1. Where will my class be held?
Currently Louisiana School of Bushcraft’s classes are held in an
established camp at the Camp Carruth in Port Allen, La.
2. How do I get to my class location?
It is the attending student’s responsibility to get to the class.
3. When should I plan to arrive for/leave my
We will begin setting up several hours ahead of the class start time
and we will provide you with start and finish times for the class you
register for. Keep in mind you should allow yourself plenty of time
for delays and you should also give yourself plenty of time to set up
your camp at the beginning of class and plenty of time to tear it
down. If you see that you are going to be late please call the
Louisiana School of Bushcraft office at (225) 315-9856 so we can
be aware and make the proper accommodation’s for you. If you
arrive before the times listed below personnel form the Louisiana
School of Bushcraft will not be available and the camp at the Camp
Carruth will not be available until the time we have reserved. We
encourage you to make every effort to arrive on time because the
first class lectures of all the classes are usually very important for
the remainder of the class. If a student does not arrive within a
reasonable time Louisiana School of Bushcraft will take efforts to
contact the student, but we will not hold up the rest of the class
due to someone else’s absence. So please make sure we have
adequate contact information.
Listed below are the general start and finish times for the classes.
1-day classes and weekend classes (usually on Saturday or
Sunday) will start around 8 a.m. and end around 5:00 P.M., followed
by a period of fellowship
4. Can I arrive early?
Registered students can arrive at the camp when personnel from the
Louisiana School of Bushcraft arrive at the camp also. Please be
respectful of Camp Carruth property and of the camp facility that is
reserved for the school.
Louisiana School of Bushcraft personnel will arrive at 6:00 A.M. for
the one day classes and weekend classes.
5. Can I stay a few days after my class?
Unfortunately students are not permitted to stay at the
campground that is reserved at the Camp Carruth. The facility has to
be reserved in advance and Louisiana School of Bushcraft reserves it
only for the necessary amount of time. The facility is used by many
other organizations that also have to reserve in advance.
6. Where do I stay during my class?
All students stay in tents at the campgrounds where the class is
being held. Please note that if you drive you may not have
immediate access to your vehicle, so do not plan to keep gear or
supplies in your car.
7. Do you provide tents?
A limited number of tents are available for rent on a first-come,
first-served basis. All tents will accommodate at least two people
and their gear. Tent rentals are $25.
8. What kind of meals do you provide? Do I need to
bring my own food?
Louisiana School of Bushcraft does not provide meals. Students
should come prepared for their own dietary needs.
9. Can I bring snacks?
Depending on which class you choose snacks are accepted, however
some of scenario classes limit the student on what they bring so
keep this in mind when you attend. Just remember that you will be
keeping that food in your tent with you, so re-sealable containers
are recommended to keep the critters away.
10. I’m not in the best physical condition — do I
need to “shape-up” before taking a class with
Louisiana School of Bushcraft?
Students of Louisiana School of Bushcraft come in all ages, shapes,
sizes, and physical conditions. Our courses set in the classroom are
geared towards teaching whoever wants to learn. We will do our
best to accommodate every student that wants to take those
courses. Some of our courses do require some physical durability and
while we will not turn you away from participation, your ability to
participate may be limited. If this is your case we cannot guarantee
your satisfaction of our courses.
11. Can I bring my children?
Yes. However all children between 12 and 16 must be accompanied
by a parent or guardian and all children will be required to have a
liability waiver signed by the parent or guardian.
12. Can I bring my pets?
Only pets used for the visually impaired may be allowed.
13. If I live nearby can I stay at my home during
All students must stay at the campgrounds during classes that
require camp-outs. If students will be attending one-day classes back
to back, we recommend they stay at the camp with us. It is the
students responsibility to be at the class on time.
14. If I have my own car can I come and go during
No. Except for emergency situations, students must remain in camp
for the duration of the class. In some cases, cars are parked outside
of the camp area. Once a student leaves the class they are not
permitted to return that day.
15. I’m coming from overseas — can you arrange
for accommodations for me between my classes?
We do not provide or arrange student accommodation before or
after classes. Louisiana School of Bushcraft will not provide
transportation. If you plan to stay in the area before, after, or
between classes, there are several inexpensive options nearby.
1. What if I’ve registered for a class and I can’t
Due to administrative and logistical issues and the registration
deadline it may not be possible for Louisiana School of Bushcraft to
make a refund of any monies paid for tuition. Please take the time to
read and review our Cancellation / Registration Policy.
2. What is your Cancellation policy?
Please take this link to read and review our Cancellation /
3. I can’t make the class I’ve registered for — can
I transfer my registration to another class?
In the event you cannot attend your scheduled class it may be
possible to transfer funds for credit. Please take the time to read
and review our Cancellation / Registration Policy.
4. Can my partner/friend/family member use my
Credits may be transferable from a child to the parent/ guardian who
would have accompanied them. All other credits must be used by
the student who registered the credits and are not transferable.
Please take the time to read and review Cancellation / Registration
5. What is your Refund policy?
Please take this link to read and review our Cancellation / Registration
1. What kind of equipment should I bring?
We will email out a list of required and recommended equipment to
each student as they register and then again at 1 week prior the
class (if we do not have a registered email we will mail you the list
to the address you provide that will arrive at approximately the same
2. What kind of weather should I expect?
Always expect Louisiana to be hot, humid, and raining. Current
weather information, as well as month-by-month temperature and
rainfall averages can be found at http://www.weather.com. Look up
the weather for Baton
3. What kind clothing should I bring?
Weather is rarely predictable, even in the middle of summer, so bring
several changes of clothing and be prepared for all temperatures.
Above all, be sure that you have appropriate rain gear for both you
and your tent! For a complete list of what to bring to class see
individual class page for details. Louisiana tends to be hot and humid
and rain is always expected.
4. Can I bring a video camera?
No. Video recording is not permitted during any Louisiana School of
Bushcraft class. If you would like to view videos of what was learned
in a class please check out our page on youtube.com, you can
subscribe to our channel or just do a search for “Louisiana School of
5. Can I bring an audio recorder?
No. Audio recording is not permitted during any Louisiana School of
6. Can I bring a camera?
Yes. We encourage students to take pictures of all class activities
and displays. However, please keep in mind that video recording is
NOT permitted during any Louisiana School of Bushcraft class, so if
you have a digital camera that also shoots video, please restrict your
usage to taking still photographs only.
1. Louisiana School of Bushcraft Main Office
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Phone: (225) 315-9856
2. Mailing Address:
Louisiana School of Bushcraft L.L.C.
P.O. Box 3005
Hammond, La 70404
3. E-mail Us
Please take a look to see if your question is answered on the FAQ
there before sending us an e-mail: