This is next year's Kids Course for 2018

​This schedule will be offered during our Travel themed years

(the following schedule is subject to change)


Friday

1800 - 1930     Backpacking Meals & Cooking

1930 - 2000     Make your own Freeze-Dried Snacks
                             (like "Astronaut Ice Cream")

2000                Outdoor Movie


Saturday

0900 - 1200     Ropes, Knots & Climbing

                        (Beginner and Advanced groups)

1200 - 1330     Lunch

1330 - 1500     K-9 SAR Demo & "Hug-A-Tree" program     

1500 - 1630     Navigation: an Orienteering Course

1630 - 1800     Dinner

1800 - 1930     Survival Kits

1930                Ice Cream Social

2000                Outdoor Movie


Sunday

0830 - 1130     Low Ropes Course

1130 - 1300     Lunch

1300 - 1400     Travel Safety

1400 - 1500     Personal Defense (Bears & Bad Guys)

1500 - 1600     Tinder & Fire Building


Kids' Course

2017 Survival & Outdoor Skills Course for Kids:

(the following schedule is subject to change)


Friday

1800 - 2000     Make your own Survival Bracelets 

2000 - 2030     Make your own Freeze-Dried Snacks

​                             (like "Astronaut Ice Cream")

2030                Outdoor Movie


Saturday

0900 - 1200     Ropes, Knots & Climbing

                        (Beginner and Advanced groups)

1200 - 1330     Lunch

1330 - 1500     Wild Med Surprise!! (it's awesome)

1500 - 1630     Improvised Shelters (including igloos)

1630 - 1800     Dinner

1800 - 1930     Tools for the Outdoorsman

1930                Ice Cream Social

2000                Outdoor Movie


Sunday

0830 - 1130     Low Ropes Course

1130 - 1300     Lunch

1300 - 1400     Water Disinfection

1400 - 1500     Survival Kits

1500 - 1600     Tinder & Fire Building


Learning how to build a fire in the Kids' Course

We will have a rotating schedule for the Kids Course.  See below for the other two rotations.  We know some kids will only get to attend one year while others might attend multiple years.  Therefore, we have added variety so there are three different courses.  However, there are certain topics that we wanted to provide every year.  These are topics that are important enough to have every year.  Other topics are simply too fun, so they are also offered annually.

11th Annual Wilderness Medicine & Survival Skills Conference

September 15-17, 2017

Kids LOVE getting "moulaged!"

Survival and outdoor skills course for kids

Cost: $125  (includes 6 meals, drinks, snacks and ice cream social)

Kids Course is only available to children of a Registered Parent or Guardian.

We limit this to 20 children and we always fill this course, so sign up early to secure spots.

Occurring simultaneously to the main course, there will be a special itinerary for children. 

Our talented Faculty will take turns teaching sessions. The kids will learn many survival and outdoor skills.

  • Fire-starting techniques
  • Ropes and knots
  • Climbing basics, including some rappelling
  • Much, much more!


The kids survival/outdoor skills course is open to kids older than 7 yrs old. It is geared towards children age 8-16. We found that older teens prefer to sit in on the main course.  We like the kids to be at least 8 years old.  Occasionally, we will accept a 7 year old who has a mature attention span (contact Bowman to discuss).  Age 6 and under will have to wait until they are older.


​​​This is the Kids Course for 2019

This schedule will be offered during our Summer themed years

​(the following schedule is subject to change)


Friday

1800 - 1930     Make your own Backpacking Stove

1930 - 2000     Make your own Freeze-Dried Snacks
                              (like "Astronaut Ice Cream")

2000                Outdoor Movie


Saturday

0900 - 1200     Ropes, Knots & Climbing

                        (Beginner and Advanced groups)

1200 - 1330     Lunch

1330 - 1430     Knives, Multi-Tools & Headlamps

1430 - 1530     Traps & Snares

1530 - 1630     Signaling: Helping Rescuers Find You

1630 - 1800     Dinner

1800 - 1930     Survival Kits

1930                Ice Cream Social

2000                Outdoor Movie


Sunday

0830 - 1130     Low Ropes Course

1130 - 1300     Lunch

1300 - 1400     Wounds in the Wilderness

1400 - 1500     Wilderness First Aid

1500 - 1600     Tinder & Fire Building


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