Wilderness Survival Foray

Wilderness Survival Foray

Date: Saturday, September 7, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area

Age: 7 and up

Materials: all included

Workshop runs rain or shine. 

Topics covered:
Mindset
  • "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
Bring:
  • 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.

Event Properties

Event Date Saturday, 07 Sep, 2019
Event End Date Saturday, 07 Sep, 2019
Spots available 7
Cut off date Monday, 02 Sep, 2019
Price $60 per student (parents free)