WildLand Skills Camp
June 28-July 1, 2015
(11-14 years old)
What’s Camp All About?
Experience the natural world like never before. See more, do more, and understand more with the confidence and skill you learn and practice at camp. Throughout the camp session, you will have hands-on opportunities to construct, locate, use, and identify the five basic necessities: Fire, Food, Water, Shelter, and Wilderness Mindset. You’ll practice constructing a shelter, collecting and purifying water, building a fire, handling a knife safely, and harvesting a meal from the forest. Learn to track animals, interpret bird language, recognize important plants, and many other awareness skills. Develop a sense of confidence in nature and in life that’ll you’ll never lose.
What Do We Do At Camp?
shelter building, knife skills, tracking, fire making (bow drill, hand-drill, fire plow, and many more modern and primitive), primitive weaponry/hunting (throwing stick, atlatl, spear fishing, axe making, and more), archery, water purification and collection, tool making (rope, baskets, knives, utensils, bowls, and more), camouflage (become invisible)
This Camp is For:
12-14 year olds who are perpetually dirty, backyard fort builders, serious survivalists, primitive skills gurus, low-tech thrivalists, motivated, and outdoor lovers.
We strongly believe in learning by doing. Campers will have the choice to sleep in a provided tent or in their own hand-crafted shelters. If campers have a tent, feel free to bring that as well. The Outpost campsite is perched on a beautiful overlook of the St. Vrain River drainage with a backdrop of Longs Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park. The Outpost is equipped with a fire pit, a latrine, and a lightning grounded, enclosed structure for storage and shelter in case of inclement weather. Daily food and water drops will be made by support staff. Campers will also have an opportunity to take a shower during the course of camp. There is no electricity or running water at the Outpost.
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