Tailored to suit juniors aged between 10 and 16, the 2 Day Junior Basic Bushcraft Survival Course is similar to our adult 3 day course, however the teaching style, content, structure and lesson duration are adapted to favour 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 Basic Bushcraft Survival Course is a fun and challenging educational experience for junior boys and girls and parents alike 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.
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 construct a simple emergency shelter
– simple and effective fire lighting techniques (modern methods)
– how to make water safe to drink
– useful plants of the local area
– staying seen and signaling for help
– finding your way in the bush
– camp cooking
– bush hygiene
The price of this course includes one child and one adult. Please only book a place for the child. Even though the focus will be on the children, adults will be expected to supervise their children and help with some of the tasks.
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, biscuits, fresh water and cordial, 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
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 Bushcraft Survival Course
Duration: 2 Days
Price: $390 (includes one free adult)
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: 8 juniors plus their parents
Course meeting time: 8:30am (Day 1)
Course finish time: 5:00pm (Day 2)
Course Dates and Locations
July 11-12 2020 Book here
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.