Knife and Knot Skills

Ages 9 to 13

Cougar Mountain Park, St Edward State Park, Seward Park

Includes T-shirt

Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm

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“I loved camp because I got knife certified and learned about many different knots. My instructor was so nice and helped me start carving a spoon. I want to do this camp until I am 13.”

– Gus (Camper, age 9)

“My child has flourished at camp learning new skills. The leaders are wonderful role models. My child is inspired to volunteer next year and hopes to become a leader which will be a great experience.”

– Mother of 12 year old camper

“It was awesome! I had so much fun learning how to carve a ledge in wood.”

– Cyan Russell, age 12

Your child will have an incredible week of skill-learning! Campers learn knife safety, and will have the opportunity to carve a project. They’ll have fun learning the craft of knot-tying and use what they’ve learned to construct a shelter. Campers will also learn to track their surroundings as they learn basic mapping skills.

Recognized by ParentMap as the best nature camp!

Campers will enjoy:

  • A hands-on carving project, such as a walking stick
  • Creating useful tools using knots
  • Building shelters with ropes and tarps
  • Using aidless navigation and basic mapping skills to complete missions
  • Enjoying wild adventures outdoors!

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Our instructional team features:

  • A 1:9 staff-student ratio
  • On-site director and volunteers who offer additional instructor support
  • Staff trained as Coyote Mentors, a widely-respected educational philosophy developed at the Wilderness Awareness School
  • Compassionate educators who encourage each child’s respect for self, others, and nature
  • Experienced Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified professionals
Location Date
Cougar Mountain Park 7/8 – 7/12, 2024
St. Edward 7/15 – 7/19, 2024
Seward Park 8/5 – 8/9, 2024

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