Wild Comforts

Any parent navigating parenthood will probably admit that the family unit can feel like a wilderness at times!  While numerous parenting books attempt to help parents navigate this foreign land, many find that their children do not fit the simple molds found in such books.  If you are looking for a unique way to bond with your children, and in turn strengthen your family, you will want to enroll your family today in this two day and one night camping experience.  Over the course of your family wilderness adventure, you and your family will develop better camping skills through hands-on experiences.  The seven priorities of survival will serve as the foundation upon which your adventure will rest, so you will explore positive mental attitude, wilderness first aid, shelter, fire craft, signaling, water, and food.  Enroll today to begin to create a memory your children will keep close to their hearts.

Cost: $195 per adult (must be accompanied by a child), $100 per child

What else should I know?

What outdoor experience do I need to attend this course? Outdoor experience levels do not matter. We have students with no experience to weekend warriors and active military. Everyone learns valuable information in this course. You will leave prepared to help yourself and others while on any adventure.

Do I get to eat bugs? You will learn which bugs are edible and how to find them.  Eating them is optional!

What time does the course start and end? The course begins at 10:00 Saturday morning and finishes by 1:00 on Sunday. Plan to arrive by 9:30 on Saturday. If you prefer to travel on Friday, you can stay at the lodge. $50 includes a bunk and breakfast. $25 for each additional person in your group.  Group, semi-private and private rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.

Do I sleep under the stars? This is your adventure!  The course is designed so that you sleep in shelters you improvise. However, you can sleep in a tent, a hammock or stay in the lodge.  The choice is yours.

What should I bring? Click here for an equipment list. This list includes gear you should always have with you on an outdoor adventure. Bring what you have or borrow from us. No need to buy any new gear prior to coming to a course.

Is the course taught outside? The training camps are setup outside held under parachute canopies. The Virginia location courses are held on Mountain Shepherd’s gorgeous 100 acre property bordering the Jefferson National Forest.  The magnificent Tillamook Forest is used for the Oregon courses.

Do I need to bring a friend?  If you come alone, you are guaranteed to leave with new friends!  Of course, your friends are always welcome – sign them up too!

What is the age requirement of this course? This is a course for adults and children. 10 years old+. If your child is mature and has an interest in the outdoors, let’s talk about it.

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