Family Wilderness Survival

3:00pm5:30pm
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$49 for REI Members

$59 for non-members

Limited spots left

Overview

  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Minimum age 8
  • Group size 4 people
  • Instructor REI Local Experiences Guide

Perfect for any family that spends time together outdoors, this hands-on course in wilderness survival makes learning a blast for both young and old. The kids will love all the activities, and you'll love how quickly they gain the confidence to tackle any outdoor challenge. Learn how to build the best campfire, how to set up an emergency shelter, and how to hunt down drinking water in a pinch. We'll also cover the Ten Essentials, which will prepare you for almost anything you'll encounter while hiking or camping. And all throughout the day we'll share our top tips and strategies for dealing with whatever mother nature throws at you. The skills learned in this course will set your family up for a lifetime of thrilling, safe and unforgettable adventures outside. Hope you can join us!

  • Learn the 10 essentials and how to use them
  • Understand survival priorities
  • Practice building simple tarp shelters, filtering water, and starting a fire
  • Build confidence in your outdoor self-reliance skills

What to bring with you

Map image of Dupont State Recreational Forest - Guion Farm Parking Area

More directions and information

From Dupont Road, turn onto Sky Valley Road (smooth gravel). Travel 1.6 miles and turn right into the Guion Farm Parking Area. Please meet your guides in the main parking lot.