Wilderness Survival Foray - Vermilion Area

Wilderness Survival Foray - Vermilion Area

Date: Thursday, May 13, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Vermilion region

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?"
Shelter Building
  • Emergency Shelters
  • Staying Warm
Knife Skills
  • Knife usage and safety
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
Gear Up
  • Having a kit
  • Contents
  • Non-folding knife (if student wishes to use their own)
  • Snacks and Lunch
  • Water
  • Sturdy footwear
  • 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.

Physical distancing rules in effect.

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, 13 May, 2021
Event End Date Thursday, 13 May, 2021
Spots available 3
Cut off date Wednesday, 12 May, 2021
Price $60 per student (parents are free)