Out'n'About Treehouse Treesort LLC
& Treehouse Institute of Takilma

At the Treehouse Institute of Takilma, we offer several courses for our Treemusketeers. Like most institutions of higher learning, we offer both core and elective (extree) classes. Unlike most institutions, our elective classes are geared totally to the individuals' desires.

We do not dictate curriculum, we allow each student the opportunity to help create curriculum. We do, however, expect each Treemusketeer student to either have an un-abiding interest in treehouses and treeminology or pursue one of our alltreenut majors.

Our focus is upon song, dance & laughter, primarily laughter!
A happy student is a joy to teach. We enjoy teaching. We expect students to enjoy the learning process.

Everyone is invited to participate in our activitrees even if not staying overnight or more at our place, but PLEASE call ahead so we can better serve your needs!

-Application Form link-

At the Treehouse Institute of Takilma each Treemusketeer student will be expected to complete at least one of our Tree Core Specialtree courses or an alltreenut major class per day, as available. Formal core classes begin after breakfast with a generous portion of Fantasy Flakes.
but nothing is required if you want to jest flake & hang out.


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  • Treeminology
    A treemendously elementree course that gives students completree new grasp on branched out etreemology.
  • Treeology I
    Basic engineering, design and construction methods. Ask Michael Questions.
  • Treeology II
    Manipulating matter en facto and friction (i.e. "Juggling with No Hands"). Learning to build a proper tree house is easily compared to what it takes to get them approved by the government, learn some of the tricks.
  • Treehouse Construction 301
    Additional, more advanced, classes available for additional fees. Must have studied Construction Page and looked at how all the treehouses here have been built before applying.

  • Treehouse Workshop
    Every October on Columbus Day weekend Out'n'About plays host to the World Treehouse Association's annual Convention. The weekend is dedicated to workshops on the latest techniques in treehouse construction.
  • Ethereally Serialling
    Learn to see with your eyes closed. Assume some Fantasy Flakes after breakfast. You must see 'em to believe 'em!

    Specialtree Classes

  • Special Note
    These classes are fun but can be serious, and do require a fair amount of risk taking. You must pay attention to the instructors and do what they say at all times please! We endeavor to look out for your best interests of course, but ask you to sign a release for any of our inherently risky activitrees.

    Horse Back Rides

    Beginners walk and trot with guidance from our experienced and friendly wranglers. Children must be 6 yrs. or more of age, and we must limit any rider to a 200 lb. maximum weight limit for the horses sake.

    *Note: Horseback riding requires a certain amount of physical conditioning, please consider this when signing up for this activitree. Group rides can be no more than 5 riders at a time, but we will take a less number. Last minute ride cancellations are subject to $25 saddling fee per horse. This is a seasonal activitree.

    Pony rides: When the horses are going out for a ride and you have someone that is too small to ride by their self, they can be lead around the grounds. $10 per child for a 10 min. guided walk, $5 if their parent leads the horse.

    *Ask about advanced rides for experienced riders.


    *We offer Eco Tours on horseback of old growth Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine in our local forest. This tour is rigorous and for advanced riders only, you must be in good physical condition for the exciting and beautiful trail to the top of Hope Mountain. The trip takes approximate 2 hrs., costs $80 a person, 2 person minimum, 4 people max.
  • Zips Course

    rope climbers   Basic Ropes course is now:
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    Sugar Pine Climb- If you have taken the basic course and demonstrated your knowledge of ropes, we can take you out to some really tall trees. ($45 per person per hour, 2 hour and 2 person minimum)

    Giant Tarzan Swing & Ziplines Courses. Now you can try over a mile of cable zip lines over the meadow & canopy, we're adding more all the time. Starts at the uphill side of the Big Meadow, 45' up off the ground, on an easily climbed old fir tree, and has a 60' drop across the long cable and down to the bottom of the meadow. Basic course starts at $45 per person, extree fees apply for advance courses and treepeet zips and/or swings! (check the link above for more details)


    catrafter Rafting is only offered late spring and through the summer. Due to our staffing situation, we now refer all our floating enthusiasts to our nearby good friends at Ferron's Fun Trips to explore either the wild white water, or float calm stretches depending on your ability and/or mood. (book through them directly, contact info is on their pages through the links above, be sure to mention our referral)
    Whether your a beginner or experienced paddlers, you will love this trip with Rael!


    Extree Classes

  • Signing Up
    Due to availability of our artisans that lead the classes, not each and every extree class is available each and every day through our season. Please list the classes in which you have the most interest from the list that follows and we'll do our best to have a session open while you're visiting. Results are always best when you talk to us!
    Most Extree classes, especially crafts, involve a small fee for the instructor and materials.
  • Arts & Crafts

    $ Tile Mosaic making: The Mysterious Miguelo specializes in mosaic design and loves to teach it, two person minimum, $20.00 per person a class.

    $ Tie Dying: Brighten both your day and your wardrobe... tie dye your treeshirt, or just about anything else that will take dye, or seperately try your hand at felting with the same instructor. $20 per two person minimum class.

    Other Artists
    We occasionally have guest artisans share hands on experience with their field of expertise, please check with us for what's going on when you will be in our neck of the woods.

    Forest Ecology
    Siskiyou Forest Ecosystems: Explore the wild and scenic Siskiyou Mountains and meet some of our internationally acclaimed beauty through local experts.

    Physical Education

    $ Massage Theraptree: Let our licensed treessage therapist soothe your aching muscles at the end of a busy day using Swedish massage techniques and treeflexology: $65 for 60 minutes, $45 f0r 30 minutes, $90 for 90 minutes, prices subject to change with available masseuse.

    $ Tree climbing: Learn alltreenut techniques for entering and leaving treehouses and trees, subject to availability of instructor, prices vary.

    *Hiking: We have hundreds of miles of mountain trails all around us. Or strike out on your own with one of our maps.

    *Stairarobics: Use our plethora of stairs for extra cardio workouts!

    Home Economics

    *Water hydraulics: Learn why water "goes down hill" and how to make it do so.

    *Secrets of s'mores: Learn how to make the "perfect" s'more... whether you prefer it golden brown or crispy crittered.

    *Intro to gardening (a.k.a. weeding): Learn to identify common garden weeds and eradicate them efficiently.

    *Manure 101 (identification): Learn to tell the different scat from many sources available all around us.

    *Manure 202 (collection): Learn the proper technique for lifting, transporting and dumping this valuable commodity.

    *Manure 303 (spreading): Practice our fun way of distributing nature's recycled bounty.

    *Manure 404 (composting): Advanced students may be shown how to combine various forms or organic matter in order to produce the richest soil possible.


    Map reading: Learn to find your way into... and out of the woods. Or better yet, home.

    Campfire safety: How to build a story telling venue without burning down the Treesort... or the forest.*

    * Indicates classes offered at no charge.
    $= Cost of materials not included

    Application for residential Treemusketeer students
    (pssst... it's just for fun!)

    Click here for a printable version of the application!

    Go on, try it!!

    Legal name: Last Name:


    Email address:

    Current address:
    City: State: Zip:
    Phone Number:

    How old are you? How old do you feel? How old do you act?

    What is your degree of interest?

    Do you think a treehouse should have a building permit?

    If yes, should it be held to the same standard as a house?

    If yes, why are you applying as a residential Treemusketeer student?

    Have you studied Treeology before?
    If yes, when and where

    Do you intend to challenge any courses?
    Do you intend to conduct independent study?

    Do you have a purported purpose in attending the Treehouse Institute of Takilma?
    (i.e. do you wish/intend to learn the techniques for building a proper treehouse?)

    Who should we call if you refuse to leaf after class? Telephone:


    Please indicate your species:

    Missing Link
    Homo Sapien
    Don't Know
    Refuse to Treaveal

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