Class Length: 6 days (Sunday evening – Saturday afternoon)
Class Size Limit: 15
Class Dates: May 7-13, 2017 (Spring Class)
July 23-29, 2017 (Summer Class)
September 24-30, 2017 (Fall Class)
Price: $695 / Participant under 17 yrs. old with adult 1/2 price @ $377.50
Supplies Fee: $30
Total Class cost: Adult– $725
Child / Participant (under 17) with adult – $1/2 price @ $377.50
Location: Boy Scout Camp-Lazarus (just North of Columbus)
This class will teach you how to survive in the wilderness without tons of expensive equipment or backpacking gear. We believe the more you know the less you need. We use a more “primitive approach” to obtaining the basics of Survival – Shelter, Fire, Water, and Food. There will be no extensive hiking or physical exertion needed to complete this class. This beginners’ class is designed to teach you all of the skills you need to not only survive but survive comfortably in the wilderness. Our Survival 201-401 classes get progressively more demanding if you choose to continue with our classes.
You will learn how to work with Nature rather than fighting or being in competition with it. Survival is not a physical challenge of “You vs Nature”. You would lose every time in that match up. Survival is about living in a cooperative effort between you and the world around you. Much the same way as the Native Americans, Trappers, Mountain men and Pioneers did.
It’s all about knowledge. Learning how to improvise and discovering the “little tricks” that make it all come together.
This class is designed to teach both the inexperienced person and the moderately experienced person to become a competent, self-reliant survival woodsman or woods-woman (about 40% of our students are women). No prior outdoor experience is necessary to take this first step towards developing a closer relationship with your environment. Most of our students tell us that they have had some camping experience when they were younger while for others this is their first time camping.
WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS
Bring everything you would normally bring for a week-long camping trip (tent, sleeping bag, ground pad, eating utensils, snacks etc.) and we will supply the rest.
See the: LIST OF THINGS TO BRING TO CLASS
All meals will be provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and “no”, we will NOT be eating “bugs (although we will discuss how to eat them if you must know). Unfortunately we cannot accommodate specific diets or allergies. If you do have special dietary needs you will need to bring an alternate meal for yourself during those meals. Below are links to the “typical meals” we have during the class to give you a sense of what you will be having. Please keep in mind we reserve the right to change or modify the final menu for the class.