Wilderness Survival Overnight Camp

Ages 11-14

Linne Doran: Duvall, WA

Includes Meals and T-shirt

6/26/22 – 7/1/22 (full)
7/10/22 – 7/15/22 (full)
7/24/22 – 7/29/22 (full)
7/31/22 – 8/5/22 (full)

“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

These camps are full for 2022. Click the registration button to join our waitlist as well do get occasional openings.

Campers will spend an exciting week honing their ability to survive in the wilderness! They’ll learn to build a fire from friction, 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 make fish spears, tools, baskets, and rope.

Campers will enjoy:

  • Making primitive friction fire kits
  • Identifying and harvesting wild edibles
  • Crafting fish spears, 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 create their own bow drill kit)
  • Deeper training in shelter building
  • More extensive lessons in foraging, hunting, and trapping
  • 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
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Please note that students will either need to be fully vaccinated OR test negative for COVID-19 immediately prior to each overnight/expedition. At this time, we are not able to say whether masks will be required during the Summer of 2022. Please be prepared for masks to be required OR to be optional. We will follow State and County guidance as it is required. We strongly encourage all students who are eligible to get vaccinated. Our staff and volunteers fall under the Washington State COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate.

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