(828) 338-9787



(828) 338-9787

Fundamental Four:

Shelter, Water, Fire, Food

July 30 - August 3      (ages 9-13*)

Created and led by Grant Adkisson

These are the fundamental four of wilderness survival skills:

Campers will explore these specific skills as they pertain to both survival and general woodland proficiency. We will create a warm, dry group shelter using materials gathered from the forest.  We will discuss and practice methods of finding and purifying water(it's not an emergency so we'll stick to drinking what we know is safe).  We'll work with a variety of fire starting materials and tools, both primitive and modern, as well as fire safety and maintenance.  We will explore the possibilities of wild foods and what we might do to secure food in the wilderness.

This class will be part theory, with lots of hands-on practice and testing. We will culminate the week with an overnight campout where we will put our skills to the test through real-life applications.   Other concepts such as lost proofing, basic navigation, and survival basics will be explored. 

Wild Crafters (ages 9-13)

June 25 - 29  FULL

This is the schedule for our Summer 2018 Season

We plan on publishing our Summer 2019 Schedule in late November or early December.

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Run Wild! (ages 6-12)

July 9 - 13, July 16 - 20 &  July 23 - 27

Ages:  9 - 13*

  • * Pre-requisite:  Returning campers only.  Youth must have completed a previous Forest Floor camp or other regular seasonal program.

Days:  Monday - Friday

Times:  9 AM - 3 PM, Monday - Wednesday

Location: Location: in E. Asheville at Shope Creek Wilderness

Price:  $260 per child (Lunches not provided)

  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at registration to secure a spot in camp
  • 10% discount for each additional sibling or week of camp

Limited Partial Scholarships Available
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Forest Ninja (ages 8-12)​​

July 2 - 6   FULL

  • Wild Crafters            June 25 - 29            FULL waitlist available

  • Forest Ninja               July 2 - 6                 FULL waitlist available
  • Run Wild!                     July 9 - 13              FULLwaitlist available

  • Run Wild!                   July 16 - 20              FULL waitlist available
  • Run Wild!                  July 23 - 27              only 1 space available
  • Survival Skills         July 30 - Aug 3          OPEN spaces available

Fundamental Four: Survival Skills Camp

Shelter     Water     Fire     Food