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Kids & Teens Nature and Survival Camp

Child and Instructor building fire*4-Day Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains
*Basic Survival Skills: Shelter, Water, Fire, Food
*Expert Instructors – minimum 10 years of experience
*Set your own custom camp date

Set 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. Kids will gain confidence and comfort in being outdoors, while having a great time and staying active.

*4-Day Camp: $395

The camp will run for 4 hours each day; usually 9am-1pm but timing is flexible for your custom camp booking. 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:
This camp is booked on a private/semi-private basis only – we do not have public camp dates available. Form your own group of 6 or more kids and contact us to set up a date (we can offer programs for kids groups smaller than 6, but additional fees apply).

Age Requirements:
The camp is appropriate for kids & teens from ages 8-17 – when putting together your own group of kids for a custom camp date, we recommend keeping all kids within 3-4 years of each other (for example: 9-12 year olds, or 12-15 year olds, etc).  We run a slightly different curriculum for teens than younger children.

Teens that are interested in survival may also enroll in our regular teen/adult courses (Intro Survival Course and Immersion Overnight).

Directions? Details?
Camp is held in the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Exact directions, maps, recommended packing lists, and other details will all be provided upon registration.

Santa Cruz Mtns: Frequently Asked Questions

Your child’s camp 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 kids survival adventure! Just make sure they come prepared with clothing to spend a day in the outdoors, lunch, snacks, & water.

Email us to set up your camp date:

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