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Days:  Monday - Friday


  • Flexible Drop-off  8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
  • Camp hours  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Flexible Pick-up 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • After Camp 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.​​ (pre-registration required, available at check-out, learn more HERE)

Drop-off & Pick-up Location:  Haw Creek Commons, next to Haw Creek Elementary (Google Maps link)

  • Campers will be shuttled via passenger van to our forested camp location at Shope Creek Wilderness.  Vans depart the drop-off area at 9 a.m. and return at 3 p.m.

Tuition:  $295 per child

  • Discounts available and are listed on the main Summer Camp page.
  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at registration to secure a spot in camp
  • Campers must arrive each day with a backpack containing lunch, snack, a full water bottle, and outdoor gear appropriate for the weather.
  • Limited partial scholarships available, contact us for more info at

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.  Other concepts such as lost proofing, basic navigation, and survival basics will be explored. 

Survival Skills: Fundamental Four

Grades 4-7     July 6-10, 2020  Full

These are the fundamental four of wilderness survival skills:​

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Survival Skills: Fundamental Four  ​-  Day Camp

Shelter     Water     Fire     Food