Students will form a solid foundation in the basics of survival: shelter, water, food, and fire. Emphasis is placed on creating experienced based knowledge. We will not only learn survival skills, but also the principles underlying these skills. Rather than struggling against the environment, it is important to know how to thrive within it. We are cultivating a deeper sense of self, expanded awareness, and a greater understanding of our place in the natural world.
I have used the word ‘absorbed’, in preference to ‘learnt’, for jungle lore is not a science that can be learnt from textbooks; it can, however, be absorbed, a little at a time, and the absorbtion process can go on indefinitely, for the book of nature has no beginning, as it has no end.
-Jungle Lore by Jim Corbett
In this camp, teens will develop and enhance sensory awareness within nature. Students will learn to not only survive, but also to thrive in the outdoors. We will cover the basics of shelter, water, fire, and food necessary for self-reliance. The experiences in this camp will draw draw teens deeper into the local ecosystem so they can recognize plants, animals, tracks, and patterns within the ecosystem. The goal of this camp is to create a sense of comfort and ease in the wilderness. This is the spark for a meaningful, lifelong connection to the natural world.
Some of the skills we will learn:
-How to blend & flow with the natural environment
-How to create a fire from scratch
-Primitive hunting methods
-Edible & medicinal plants
5 Reasons to Pick eNDVR Survival Camps
1) Fun Skills that extend to all areas of life
2) Real Experiences that forge a lifelong connection to the wilderness
3) Old & New Friends from this year and last year
4) Exceptional Locations are some of Missoula’s best hidden spots
5) Staff – An incredible wealth of knowledge and experience
There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for this summer camp.