Tailored to suit families and juniors aged between 10 and 16, the 2 Day Junior/Family Bushcraft Survival Course is similar to our adult 3 day fundamental course, however the teaching style, content, structure and lesson duration are adapted to favour families and the younger generation.
Our aim is to help students to explore and enjoy the natural world safely through a mixture of various fundamental bushcraft and survival skills, helping them to problem solve, gain self-confidence and develop a respect for nature.
The 2 Day Junior/Family Bushcraft Survival Course is a fun and challenging educational experience for junior boys and girls and their parents who want to bond with their children in an outdoor environment and learn about the natural world and gain some valuable life skills along the way.
This program is also ideal for older primary school students, accompanied by their teachers.
Ready to bed down for the night in your emergency shelter
Students will learn:
– survival priorities and what is important
– safe use and supervision of cutting tools
– simple knots and cordage
– how to set up a tarp and construct a simple emergency shelter
– simple and effective fire lighting techniques (modern methods)
– how to collect water and make it safe to drink
– useful plants of the local area
– staying seen and signaling for help
– finding your way in the bush
– simple campcraft
– camp cooking
– bush hygiene
– natural navigation using the sun and a shadow stickCollecting water using a transpiration bag
The price of this course includes one child and one adult, however extra family members may attend for an extra $100 per family member.
Catering and Food
All meals will be provided on this course with full opportunity for each student to learn and be involved in preparing and cooking food using a campfire. Learn how to use a camp oven, bake bread and cook in the coals.
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and fresh water as well as a fruit bowl will also be provided at the base camp.
The entire course will be held outdoors and you will be camping out either in the equipment you bring (please see kit list) or in the emergency shelter you build which is encouraged.
A great bonding experience for families
The Junior Basic Bushcraft Survival Course is run at both our NSW and NT locations and is conducted in natural surroundings from an outdoor expedition style base camp. The outdoor campfire classroom provides an enlightening immersion into nature, helping our students to re-connect with the natural world on their journey to becoming more self-reliant. The outdoor setting provides a wonderful wilderness experience.
All course locations have parking available and are ‘reasonably’ accessible via public transport.
Clothing and Equipment List
Booking: 2 Day Junior/Family Bushcraft Survival Course – Public Courses
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
Price: $400 (includes one adult and one child) An additional $100 for each extra family member.
Minimum age: 10 (juniors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
Included: 2 full days and one night of instruction from “fully qualified” instructors, all food & beverages, land use fees, insurance and your own Morakniv bushcraft knife to keep.
Number of places: 6 Families
Course meeting time: 8:30am (Day 1)
Course finish time: 5:00pm (Day 2)
Course Dates and Locations
Upon making your booking you will receive a link to the participant consent form, which must be filled out and returned immediately along with other documentation about what to bring and where to go.
Booking: 2 Day Junior Bushcraft Survival Course – School Courses
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
Price: On enquiry. Group discounts available. Two teaching staff are included at no extra cost
Minimum age: Year 5 students *
Included: 2 full days and 1 night of instruction from “fully qualified” instructors, all food & beverages, land use fees and insurance. Morakniv bushcraft knives will be loaned for the duration of the course.
Number of places: 20 students and 2 teaching staff
Course meeting time: 9.00am (Day 1) – TBC with school
Course finish time: 5:00pm (Day 2) – TBC with school
* This Course can be tailored to your school’s particular needs, which may affect the minimum age.