Lost in the Woods Survival Series - Winter Session
Our Lost in the Woods Survival Series is a four part series designed to educate children ages 10-16 on the fundamentals of how to survive being lost in the woods during the winter season. See the article about last winter's class that was featured in the The Durango Herald!
- Saturday, January 18th, 10am – 4pm
- Sunday, January 19th, 10am – 4pm
- Saturday, January 25th, 10am - 4pm
- Sunday, January 26th, 10am - 4pm
Scroll down to see a detailed agenda.
- First child - $200.00
- Each additional sibling - $140.00
Please print the following forms, complete them and return to us via mail or email.
14344 C.R. 501
Bayfield, Co 81122
You can pay online via PayPal or mail a check with your registration forms to the above address.
Maps and Mapless Navigation - Part 1 of 4
When: Sat, January 18th, 10am – 4pm
Where: Dalla Mountain Park, Durango
Description: Learn to navigate with compass and maps, as well as, without a compass and map. We will go back in time and travel by way of sun, moon and stars. Pay attention to the weather and tree patterns. Delve into the fundamentals of basic first aid with a focus on dehydration and hypothermia, and the importance of proper clothing, foot wear and staying dry. Hand-craft your very own nature journal, play some awareness games and have a great time together. AGES 9-16.
Fire and Shelters Part 2 of 4
When: Sunday, January 19th, 10am – 4pm
Where: Vallecito Lake
Description: Experience the forgotten ways of ancient fire crafts with Wilderness Survival Instructor Tom Molinelli as you re-live history first hand. Learn to locate dry, useable fuel sources from the native materials available in the icy cold forest where we will be building various survival shelters. We will also be teaching about hypothermia, drowning, frostbite, cuts, breaks, burns and ways to protect ourselves from the elements as well as what you will need in your "Think Ahead Survival Pack". Team work and leadership will be an important part of this day. Tom will teach the children to build their own survival camp as a fun challenge and we will compare the differences between modern and primitive ways with a focus on Leave No Trace and safety.
Finding Food In A Frozen World - Part 3 of 4
When: Saturday, January Jan 25th, 10am - 4pm
Where: Junction Creek, Durango
- Appetizer: Learning to locate and clean water using mother nature's trees, streams and many wondrous resources.
- Main Course: Digging down in the snow for roots, grasses and frozen greens. Snacking on fried tree bark, fresh pine buds and sipping spruce tea.
- Dessert: Foraging for insect larvae, grubs, worms and many other extremely nutritious and tasty treats.
We will learn about hygiene and proper building of latrines as well as ways to purify your water. Learn how to use the snow to your benifit and why you NEVER eat snow!
Special Guest: Katrina Blair From Turtle Lake Refuge In Durango
Are You Really Lost? - Part 4 of 4
When: Sunday, January 26th, 10am - 4pm
Where: Vallecito Lake
Description: Coping with the fear and psychological effects of being lost and getting home. Your ultimate goal is to get home, wether you make the trek home or what to be found. In order to do this you must STOP and CALM DOWN. Find out why fire is your friend and why waiting is the hardest part of being lost.
This is Graduation Day: Everyone will make their own Survival Camp with a teammate and put their newly learned skills to the test. Remember your "Think Ahead Survival Bag." A short ceremony will be performed for the parents and Certificates of Completion will be awarded!
For Questions please call 970-884-9963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org