Outdoor Survival Skills
With both a 3 hour and 6 hour program option, Oswegatchie takes participants into the woods to practice fire building, shelters, primitive tools, and finding safe water. (We will not be eating insects.) Young people love to play in the woods and put together shelters that protect them from the elements. Older participants enjoy of the opportunity to build fires using one match or alternative fire starting methods. Additionally, using tracking and observation games, groups get exposed to a large view of the natural world.This a basic introduction to outdoor survival. Oswegatchie provides all fire starting materials. Groups need to dress appropriately for the time of year. This program can be bundled with other programs to fill a day.
The time of year also plays a factor in the implementation of the program. Winter time may require snowshoe use and summer time may force us to stay closer to the pond's edge. Regardless, students enjoy being in the forest and having the creativity to do what they think is best for their "survival". Great Program anytime of year, except May or June...