WilderSkills. Ancient Skills. Wild Adventures. Nature Connection.
Track a fox, navigate by the stars, breathe fire to life, and make tools from only natural materials. Campers at WilderSkills develop a strong connection to outdoor spaces and the ability to meet basic wilderness living needs wherever they are. Since 2013, WilderSkills has been California’s #1 outdoor summer camp program for helping youth learn skills that prepare them for a lifetime of rich outdoor experiences. Click below to learn more about our Jr. Trail Guides summer day camp program.
This Overnight Backpacking Adventure camp program offers returning WilderSkills campers a more focused opportunity to learn multi-day overnight outdoor adventure skills such as Ultralight Backpacking Skills, Campfire cooking, Survival Skills Training, Skills Games, Archery, Hiking, Sleeping under the stars, and more!
Get your students out of the classroom and into the woods!
We offer after-school and school-day programs and trips that tie wilderness awareness and primitive living skills to an ecology and science curriculum.
Custom and Private Adventures
Whether it is a special day for your children, a private family trip, or a one-time-only community expo day, WilderSkills can tailor our curriculum to fit your needs.
Kind words from customers…
My 8 year old son loved WilderSkills summer camp. He rated it #1 out of 8 different camps he took last summer. I myself was envious of all the fun and useful survival techniques they have learned. My favorite was a spoon he made by burning out an indentation on a tree branch.
Extremely patient with my two boys (one of which was really acting up) during the summer camp – who both love the outdoors. Will do this again, may sign up for a weekend class myself. Raising my boys to not be afraid of the wild, and developing the confidence to deal with it
It was great to find a summer camp that wasn’t about computers or sports. My son (13yr) loves the outdoors and had a great time at camp. Every day he would come home and write and illustrate what he learned in a camp journal that he decided to create. He would go in the back yard and show the rest of the family some of the skills he learned. Was great to see all the
Awesome camp. Our kids loved it. There were great shared experiences with a real connection to nature.
My daughter is so lucky, she had an incredible week playing and learning survival skills in nature. She learned how to make a friction fire kit (bow drill, spindle, wood plank, and hand hold) and use it to make coal then used to make fire. She also had so much fun being covered and covering herself in clay so that she could camouflage.
f you can only send your daughter or son to one camp this summer, this is the one.
This is an extremely well run camp by adults who really believe in what they are teaching, are invested in the kids having a wonderful experience, and who are skilled, thoughtful, and mature enough to carry out that task.