Wilderness Survival Overnight Camp

Ages 11-14

Linne Doran: Duvall, WA

$1165
Includes Meals and T-shirt

6/25/23 – 6/30/23
7/9/23 – 7/14/23
7/30/23 – 8/4/23
8/13/23 – 8/18/23

“My daughter absolutely LOVED the camp and is very excited to return.  She specifically mentioned how the instructors showed confidence and trust in her and her abilities and how that really made her feel capable and highly engaged.”

– Mother of 13-year-old camper

Campers will spend an exciting week honing their ability to survive in the wilderness! They’ll learn to build a fire, identify and harvest edible and medicinal plants, cook over open fire and coals, and create a shelter. We’ll teach knife safety and guide them through awesome adventures off-trail. Campers will connect with their fellow survivors as they support each other in learning and practicing their skills.

Campers will enjoy:

  • Building, engaging, and tending fire
  • Identifying and harvesting wild edibles
  • Crafting tools, baskets, or rope
  • Learning the safe use of knives as tools
  • Enjoying fun adventures off-trail
  • Connecting with new friends!

Wilderness Survival

This program goes deeper into skills and training than our standard Survival Skills Day Camp by offering:

  • Lessons in ancestral fire-making using the friction fire method (campers will have the opportunity to create their own bow drill kit)
  • Deeper training in shelter building
  • More extensive lessons in foraging, plant identification, ethical harvesting, and hunting
  • An entire week together to receive more elaborate lessons in all of the survival skills we teach

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
We believe in cultivating independence, healthy risk-assessment skills, and social and emotional survival skills, and we believe that overnight camp is a great place to practice these things. We are used to working with children as they encounter new challenges at camp (such as homesickness, dark nights in the woods, physical discomfort, unfamiliar responsibilities, and new social situations), and we are honored to be a part of their lives in this exciting and sometimes challenging time. However, we admit that these challenges may not be appropriate for every camper. In particular, some children attending overnight camps may find themselves without some of the resources and routines that are vital to their well-being. Please consult with your child and use your best judgment about signing up for an overnight camp.
Wilderness Awareness School