Outdoor Survival

Survivor Camp

Do you think it would be fun to learn how to survive in the wild this summer? We’ll learn navigation skills, be bear aware,?how to safely build fires and shelters, and much more all within the city limits. On the last day we will put our new skills to the test and have a survival challenge off campus. Drop-off and pick-up will be on campus every day except for Friday which will be at Baker Park, see details below 

Required- guardians pick up and drop off at Baker Park on Friday

Snow Shelter

Family Friendly! Learn how to build a variety of snow shelters as part of your family survival skill set. We'll spend a Saturday out in Kananaskis building quinzees, trench shelters, snow caves, Scottish igloos, shovel igloos and Inuit igloos. You can head home at the end of the day, or sleep over in your creation. There is a pre-trip meeting that covers the details. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, manual, use of snow shelter construction tools and cooking equipment.

Outdoor Survival

Learn how and why emergency situations develop, and how to proactively avoid these situations in the first place. The format is a 1-evening class with a weekend overnight component. We'll cover survival psychology, pre-planning and emergency response, a review of environmental medical emergencies, clothing and equipment considerations, options for shelter-building, fire-starting skills, signalling methods, water purification techniques and the role of nutrition. The course is offered in conjunction with Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine. Prerequisite: none. Includes: certified instructor, use of survival equipment for course activities, course manual, Personal Emergency Kit (take home). *Does not include foraging and hunting skills.