Linne Doran: Duvall, WA
7/5 – 7/9
“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 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!
Extended Survival Skills
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
- Longer camp hours to receive more elaborate lessons in all of the survival skills we teach
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
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.