Give your child the ultimate adventure this summer with our Wilderness Skills overnight camp! Guided by our expert outdoor instructors, your child will learn some awe-inspiring outdoor survival skills and gain a new way to connect to the natural world. Wilderness skills are a great way to help your child build confidence in the outdoors all while increasing their overall self-confidence. Your child will leave this course with some unique skills that they can be proud of.
The kids will learn to build their own shelters, to source materials from the landscape to aid in their quest for greater self-reliance, and how to use problem solving to create and use tools gathered from the landscape, all while increasing their connection to the world around them.
Camp Skills and Activities include:
Fire by friction and match
How to build effective natural shelters
Coal burning wooden spoons
Making rope with plants
Interpreting wildlife tracks and animal behavior
Finding, collecting and purifying water
Identifying and harvesting common wild edible plants
Knife and tool safety
Awareness and avoidance of natural hazards
Cost: $595* (Food and camping is included in tuition)
Location: Our School’s beautiful wilderness campus 20 Minutes east of Austin between Cedar Creek and Bastrop off of Hwy 71.
137 Woodview Ln. Bastrop, Texas 78602
Camp Times: Camp begins Monday morning at 9am and ends the following Friday afternoon at 12pm*
This is an overnight camp. Food is provided starting Monday evening through breakfast & morning snack on Friday. Campers must provide their own tent and sleeping gear. (We do have a limited amount of tents, sleeping mats, blankets & knives for use for a small additional fee. Please choose your rentals during registration.)
Your child will need to have a Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Knife (Stainless Steel blade) for this camp. These are readily available to buy online, or you can buy one or rent one from us during registration.
Camp Dates: June 19-23 or July 10-14
*Camp tuition is $595 if paying in full at the time of enrollment, otherwise tuition is $610
(Curious what a day at camp is like? Click here to read some camp updates emailed to parents from previous camps.)
Note: Camp details are emailed exactly 4 weeks prior to the camp start date. If you do not see your camp details email please check your spam and if not found contact us to have it resent.
When your child is with us, we understand their safety is our responsibility and this is an honor that we take very seriously.
One of the first skills that we focus on in every camp is hazard awareness. Our instructors follow strict safety protocol regarding the use of carving knives and saws. This is also true for other activities that involve risks such building and working with fire as well as making and using tools. Each student must pass a strict safety test (safety class and practice proceeds test) for saws and knives before use.
All of our summer camp instructors are First Aid and CPR Certified. We take pride in creating a safe environment for your child to experience the growth and self-discovery that comes from learning new outdoor skills.