Knife and Knot Skills

Ages 10 to 13

Cougar Mountain Park, St Edward State Park, Seward Park

Includes T-shirt

Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm

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“Love the curriculum and the emphasis on safety while still making it cool and fun for the kiddos.”

– Mother of 11-year-old camper

“Thank you for a wonderful experience for my daughter. She had a wonderful time and loved it!”

– Jackie, mother of a 12-year-old

“Am so pleased with the consistent quality of this camp!  My son has been attending for many years now and always wants to return.”

– Bonnie L., mother of 11-year-old camper
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Please Note: Our Knife and Knot camps for 2021 are full. We recommend joining the waitlist for full camps, as we do get occasional openings.

Your child will have an incredible week of skill-learning! Campers learn knife safety while carving a wooden spoon or walking stick. They’ll have fun learning the craft of knot-tying and use what they’ve learned to construct a shelter. Challenges will be navigated during fun missions – with and without the help of a compass.

Recognized by ParentMap as the best nature camp!

Campers will enjoy:

  • Carving a wooden spoon or walking stick
  • Creating useful tools using knots
  • Building shelters with ropes, tarps, and natural materials
  • Navigating missions with and without a compass
  • Experimenting with trap-building
  • Enjoying wild adventures outdoors!

Our instructional team features:

  • A 1:8 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 7/12-7/16 (full)
St Edward State Park 7/19-7/23 (full)
Seward Park 8/9-8/13 (full)

Please note that all classes at Wilderness Awareness School will require staff and participants to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and have a health check at the start of each day. With all of this, we’re still confident that these workshops will remain potent experiences that deliver new skills, enrich perspectives, and deepen a connection to the natural world around us.