This is an advanced course that teaches wilderness living skills relevant to our region. Through hands-on projects and challenges, campers will have the chance to practice a range of skills such as making friction fire, pottery, basketry, stone tool construction, making bark and wooden bowls, crafting arrows, building advanced shelters, gathering wild plants, and even going on a bullfrog hunt (participation optional)!
In 2023, this will be offered as a 1-week camp in Granby (with an overnight on Thursday) and a 2-week camp in Newtown (with an overnight on Thursday of the second week). *These skills will be put to the test during an overnight experience on Thursday, when campers can sleep in a survival shelter they built, gather wild food for a feast, make a camp fire by rubbing sticks together, and eat dinner out of a wooden bowl they made.* Campers are picked up Friday morning at 10am after their overnight.
*PLEASE NOTE – In the event that we cannot host an overnight (i.e. due to weather), this camp will revert to the typical schedule of M-F 9am-3pm.
Click here for the summer overnight packing list.
Advanced Survival is a specialized camp with a focused theme, and while there is no prerequisite for experience, we recommend that campers are enthusiastic about the subject because they will be immersed in it each day.
Skills your child will learn:
- Sense of achievement and competence
- Patience and focus
- Teamwork and leadership
- Impact of actions and decision making
- Resilience and perseverance
- Handling real successes and failures
- Resourcefulness and being able to adapt to the situation
Once a program fills, please join the waitlist. We will do our best to open an additional session based on demand. Learn more about scholarships and payment plan options.
Summer 2023 DatesRegistration opens Feb 18th!
|Advanced Survival||9-12||Granby||9am-3pm (Pick up 10am Friday)||July 10 - 14, 2023||$475|
|Advanced Survival||12-15||Granby||9am-3pm (Pick up 10am Friday)||July 10 - 14, 2023||$475|
|Advanced Survival: 2 Week Camp!||9-12||Newtown||9am-3pm (Pick up 10am Friday)||July 24 - August 4, 2023||$865|
|Advanced Survival: 2 Week Camp!||12-15||Newtown||9am-3pm (Pick up 10am Friday)||July 24 - August 4, 2023||$865|