The Survival Project
A three-day outdoor education seminar for
middle and high-school students
The Survival Project is a three-day outdoor education seminar in which groups of high school students are provided with the basic tools and skills needed to survive in the wilderness and are then given an opportunity to put those skills to the test in a full day survival scavenger hunt. The hunt includes a series of hikes, and obstacles in which the participants will have to employ problem-solving skills, challenge themselves physically, and learn the value of working as a group.
Through the physical challenges, group activities, and exposure to the natural environment, the youth participants will be able to step outside of themselves and think differently about the world and their roles in it. The final component of the program is a series of reflective and goal-setting activities in which the participants connect the skills they learned and ideas they discovered during the seminar, to their lives at home or in school.
This program is ideal for young people who are struggling to find their place in school, or are looking for more opportunities to challenge themselves. It is a hands-on program that focuses on physical activity and problem solving skills, with a strong emphasis on group interaction, concluding in a piece of reflective writing.
For more information or to bring The Survival Project to your school, contact us.
The Survival Project is a 3-day outdoor education and group-building seminar for schools groups. Students will form groups to complete obstacle courses comprised of puzzles and physical challenges. They will participate in trust building exercises, cook their own food, employ problem-solving skills, challenge themselves physically,and learn the value of working as a group.
|Fee Description||Cost*||Public School Rate|
|Up to 30 participants & three chaperons||$6,000||$4,500|
|Each additional participant||$150||$100|
*Costs do not include transportation to and from the site
Monday - Wednesday, Wednesday - Friday and Friday - Sunday
April - June and September - October
To schedule The Survival Project at your school or for further information, please contact us.
- What are the living/sleeping arrangements?
Participants will be building their campsites. This includes pitching a camping tent and building a campfire to cook their own food. Participants are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag. We have sleeping bags available for participants who cannot bring their own.
- What is an example of an activity?
One obstacle the participants will have to complete is getting all members of the group to climb over a wall with the support of the rest of their group.
- Can The Survival Project earn a student credits?
Individual schools can offer students credit for the Survival Project. The most common credit schools will award for completion of the survival project is a physical education credit.
- Can any student apply for The Survival Project?
The Survival Project is offered to School or community groups. Individual students interested in the Survival Project should ask their teacher or school counselor to organize a trip.
- What kinds of subjects/issues/skills does The Survival Project cover?
Survival Project participants will be learning how to cook over a camp fire, build shelter, work together as a group, overcome physical obstacles and practice problem solving skills.