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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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
St Edward State Park 7/19-7/23
Seward Park 8/9-8/13

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.