Overnight Backpacking & Back-country Guiding Skills Progam!
“WilderSkills provides access to the natural world and expertly nurtures many fundamental aspects of what it takes to help youth become well-balanced, skilled, and fundamentally happy human beings in a rapidly shifting modern environment.” – David Lee, Education Counselor
For Youth ages 10-16, WilderSkills is excited to offer returning WilderSkills campers the opportunity to attend our week long Overnight Backpacking Adventure skills program in Livermore, CA.
WilderSkills Overnight Backpacking Skills Adventure Camp
This Overnight Backpacking Adventure camp program offers returning WilderSkills campers a more focused opportunity to learn multi-day overnight outdoor adventure skills like ( Overnight Camping, Ultralight Backpacking Skills, Campfire cooking, Games, Archery, Hikes, Sleeping under the stars, Survival Skills Training, and more! ) Students will learn how to do everything from low impact trail camp, to cooking their own healthy group trail meals in a roving wilderness camp environment. We think families who know and love WilderSkills already, will love the opportunity to help their campers take their outdoor skills to the next level with this outdoor overnight camp adventure.
5 Day Overnight Camp Details:
Dropoff/Pickup: 12pm (Noon) Monday, Pickup 12pm (Noon) Friday
***See Below For Specific Camp Registration Dates***
For Returning WilderSkills Campers Ages: 10-16
Cost: $1600, Early-bird Price $1250
Taught by some of the most experience back-country guides, nature specialists, and primitive survival skills experts in the United States, this summer training program teaches Campers Ages 10-16 real-world outdoor guiding and adventure backpacking skills
WilderSkills Overnight Backpacking Adventure Programs Help campers Develop REAL WORLD Skills Like:
- Wilderness First Aid & Survival Techniques
- Overnight Minimalist Backpacking Skills
- Outdoor Cooking & Wild Foods
- How To Research & Plan Outdoor Adventures
- Plant Identification & Uses
- How to make Improvised Primitive Emergency Shelters, Hiking Packs + Other Gear.
- Traditional Outdoor Tool Construction & Methodologies
- Wilderness Emergency Response Protocols
- Back-country Navigation
- Animal Sign, Tracking, & Behavior
- How to prepare for All-weather adventures
- Outdoor Games
- Knife & Outdoor Tool Safety + Care
Outdoor time with WilderSkills also fosters HIGH VALUE SOFT SKILLS such as: Unstructured problem-solving capabilities, Independence and self-regulating behavior development, Critical early development physical strength & coordination, Self-expression, AND HOW TO HAVE FUN OUTDOORS IN REAL NATURE.
WilderSkills programs intend to comply with local regulations pertaining to public gatherings and COVID-19 Guidance.
PPE Gear: Students will be required to bring a cloth face covering to have with them (for example, a bandana or ski buff). Students will also be asked to bring personal hand cleaner. We will also look to have hand sanitation supplies on-hand for the group.
Covid-19 Camp Adjustments: At present, group sizes will be limited as necessary per State and local guidance requirements given, and camp Covid-19 program protocols updated accordingly as well.
***That said – There are no guarantees possible when it comes to being 100% certain that camp Covid-19 protocols will be full-proof. It must be understood by families, that risk is always present when gathering in public. WilderSkills also asks that families comply with the advice of your family’s medical physician in determining if your child should attend due to inherent risks with regard to public gatherings. This is especially important if anyone in the house is potentially immunocompromised.
Illness & Covid-19 Refunds: As a precaution, if a camper becomes ill for any reason during camp, we ask that they do not attend again until a doctor has provided written documentation that they are safe to come back to camp. Additionally, if a camper or family member is diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask that the camper no longer attend the camp session. A refund will be granted in such a case, with written proof of positive COVID-19 test results of a household member or the camper being provided.
WilderSkills Overnight Backpacking Adventures take place on private ranch land in Livermore California.
Summer 2021 Jr. WilderSkills Overnight Backpacking Adventure Dates & Times:
WilderSkills Overnight Backpacking Adventure takes place during summer weeks as follows: