Wilderness Survival Foray - Vermilion

Wilderness Survival Foray - Vermilion

Date: Thursday, December 3, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Vermilion

Age: 7 and up

Materials: all included

Workshop runs rain, snow or shine. 

Topics covered:
  • "I'm lost in the wilderness, what do I do?"
Fire Starting
  • Discussion on importance of fire and its uses/safety
  • Introduction to flint and steel (Ferro Rod) fires and practice making sparks
  • Practice making small fire using Ferro Rod using natural materials 
Knife Safety
  • Discuss knife usage and safety
  • Practice making stakes/roasting stick followed by batoning firewood
Shelter Building
  • Emergency Shelters
  • Non-folding knife (if they wish to use their own)
  • Snacks and Lunch
  • Water
  • Bug Spray/Sunscreen (if desired)
  • Sturdy footwear (no sandals/flip flops or open toe shoes)
  • Appropriate clothing for weather

Parents are encouraged to attend, but are not considered participants. Sessions are focussed on the children, and parents are encouraged to observe and allow the child to learn at his or her own pace - and perhaps fail. The instructor is an advocate for success through exploring failure and asks that parents allow for the same. This provides an opportunity for the students to build resilience and internalize lessons.

Social distancing rules in effect; masks not required.

Questions? Contact John at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cancellation Policy

Event Properties

Event Date Thursday, 03 Dec, 2020
Event End Date Thursday, 03 Dec, 2020
Spots available 13
Cut off date Tuesday, 01 Dec, 2020
Price $70 per student (parents are free)