Teen Wilderness Survival Week

Course Information

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 4:00pm to Fri, 07/19/2019 - 2:00pm

This will not be running in 2020.


This course introduces students to our school’s main elements, survival skills, tracking, and awareness. In this week long course students will gain hands on experience and time tested information about survival shelterswater filtration and gathering, and friction fire skills such as bow drill and hand drill.

As we move into food gathering students will spend time harvesting and processing wild edibles, practice hunting skills, and learning how to skin, clean, and cook.  We will be shooting bows everyday, gaining accuracy and working on stealth.

Tracking and awareness will support all of these skills as we learn the skills necessary to becoming a member of our ecosystem, not an alien struggling to survive.

Open to all skill levels. We do not just dump students in the middle of no where with nothing. This is course is designed to maximize what  you can learn well in one week, not to beat you up.

Students will also gain hands on time with rock tools, survival water vessels, cordage, and more. We keep this class small so expect more time doing than watching.


We are so excited to bring in both Luke Boushee and Yarden Sal'ei as instructors for this course.  They are experienced teachers and long time practiioners of these skills.  

Register Online!


Logistics - Youth

Logistical information about what to bring for your class, camping during overnight courses, directions and so forth can be found here.

Registration Forms

Online registrations are preferred, but registration by mail is accepted. Either proceed online above, or mail in the forms below with a check for the deposit.

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