Kids & Teens Nature and Survival Camp - Adventure Out

Kids & Teens Nature and Survival Camp

Learn Indigenous Survival Skills! Shelter, Water, Fire, Food – Real Survival Training

  • 4-Day Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Separate child and teen programs
  • Basic Survival Skills: Shelter, Water, Fire, Food
  • Expert Instructors – minimum 15 years of experience
  • Fully Insured and Permitted School – Don’t Settle For Less!

kids-nature-campSet your kids imagination and adventurous spirits free as they learn about the natural environment and the important skills of survival. Shelter, water, fire, and food. No matter what your child’s background is, from never having camped before, to the most experienced nature enthusiast, they’ll have a BLAST at this camp.

Set among the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, just 1 mile from downtown Boulder Creek, our 4-Day Nature & Wilderness Survival Camp is a great way to keep your kids busy this summer while making sure they learn important (and life-saving) skills. Activities range from basic nature/environmental education such as plant identification and animal tracking/study, to true survival skills. Children will gain confidence and comfort in being outdoors, while having a great time and staying active.

The camp will run for 4 hours each day, 9am-1pm. If you are interested in carpooling to Boulder Creek, Adventure Out is always happy to help connect parents to arrange this and reduce our carbon footprint. We usually have 1-2 carpool groups coming from Santa Cruz, and another from Los Gatos/San Jose. Our trained instructors – expert survivalists and naturalists – are excited to share these ancient skills with your child.

Learning these timeless traditions, such as native shelter building and fire-by-friction, helps to build self-esteem and awareness from knowing YOU CAN SURVIVE! This class is 100% hands-on and very active. Everything your kids learn, they will do – no indoor classrooms or long lectures. This is a great opportunity to pull your kids and teens away from the television, computer, and electronic devices, and get them excited about the wilderness.

In short: this camp is about getting back to the earth, learning how our ancestors lived in harmony with our planet, and experiencing nature to its fullest. There is something here for every child – come with an open mind and be ready to have fun!

Dates Offered:
July 31 – Aug 3, 2017 – 9am-1pm each day
Private Camp Dates available upon request (price varies with private group size)

Age Requirements:
The camp is appropriate for kids from 9-18. Kids aged 9-11 will be in the kids program, while those 13 & up will be in the teens class (held concurrently on the same dates, but separated out upon arrival). 12-year-olds can go to either camp and parents may consult with the instructors in advance to decide which is best depending on class demographics.

Your clinic includes:
4 hours per day of activities – all materials and tools are included. Kids must bring their own snacks/lunch.

Your packing list:
We provide all the equipment for your survival adventure! Just come prepared with clothing to spend a day in the outdoors, lunch, snacks, & water, and a notebook & pen to takes notes.

Directions? Details? How do I sign up?
Camp is held in the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Click one of the REGISTER links below and you will be taken to our online reservation system where you can view schedules and locations. Exact directions, maps, recommended packing lists, and other details will all be provided during the registration process.

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