Wilderness Survival Foray - Grande Prairie

Wilderness Survival Foray - Grande Prairie

Date: Saturday, May 23, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Grande Prairie Area - specific location to be announced

Age: 7 and up

Materials: all included

Workshop runs rain, snow 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.

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 780-741-2113

Cancellation Policy

Event Properties

Event Date Saturday, 23 May, 2020
Event End Date Saturday, 23 May, 2020
Spots available 34
Cut off date Friday, 08 May, 2020
Price $60 per student (parents free)