Wilderness Survival 101 Camp

This survival focused nature camp gives teens the opportunity to push beyond their comfort zone, to broaden their existing skills in nature and even surprise themselves with their potential. Their knowledge and familiarity with their natural environment will grow as will their independence and ability to rely on themselves in challenging situations. 
Designed for youth with some previous earth education experience, Wilderness Survival 101 will improve skills in the areas of ancestral arts, stealth movement, wilderness skills, and relational education. By the end of camp, your teen will hopefully feel as comfortable in the wilderness as they do in their own home.
2021 Upcoming Sessions (ages 14-17):
Summer Break
9am-3pm (Full day/one week) ($750)
Ages 14-17​ (Full Day Only)
  • Session 2A: July 12-16 (Ages 14-17) | Register
  • Session 2B: July 19-23 (Ages 14-17)​ | Register


This camp will include mildly-strenuous hikes, relatively intense mock-survival scenarios, and is intended to safely expand participants’ comfort zones. Before registering, please make sure your child is prepared to:

- hike distances of at least 6-8 miles

- have irregular eating schedules

- navigate a wide variety of uneven terrain

- go barefoot in nature (at times)

- not know the time or schedule until provided unless for medical reasons (i.e. medication schedules)

- safely engage in mildly-stressful group challenges without risk of endangering themselves or others

This summer, play, explore & belong. Safely.


We rotate among 4 different Marin locations - one per day.

  • Alice Eastwood, Mill Valley (Panoramic Highway)

  • Lake Lagunitas, Fairfax

  • Rodeo Beach, Sausalito

  • Tennessee Valley, Mill Valley

Please drop off & pick up your child on site. After-care is not available.


Safety is our top priority. We follow all CDC & state regulations. Your child plays & learns in a small, stable cohort, 100% outdoors.

  • Small, stable group sessions (max of 14 children)

  • Masks worn at all times (except when eating)

  • Our earth educators are highly trained in COVID safety protocol

  • Frequent sanitization of shared educational tools

  • Camp activities are 100% outdoors


  • Day 1: Core routines, hazard identification, navigation, and tool use

  • Day 2: Loss-proofing, herbal medicine, first-aid, and mapping

  • Day 3: Long-distance travel, group challenges, team-movement, and food

  • Day 4: Tracking and trailing, quiet mind, and intro to stealth and evasion

  • Day 5: Natural camouflage, advanced stealth scenarios, recap and reflection


  • 9:00 - 9:15      Student Drop-off & Trickle-In Games

  • 9:15 - 9:30      Hike to Learning Location

  • 9:30 - 10:00   Morning Meeting

  • 10:00 - 10:15  Snack 

  • 10:15 - 11:00  Core Skill Building #1

  • 11:00 - 12:00  Earth Education/Nature Awareness Games

  • 12:00 - 12:30  Core Skill Building #2

  • 12:30 - 1:15      Lunch

  • 1:15 - 2:00       Core Skill Building #3

  • 2:00 - 2:30      Sit Spots

  • 2:30 - 2:45      Hike back to Pick-Up Location

  • 2:45 - 3:00      Closing Circle & Student Pick-up

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