Alaska Wilderness Skills
Custom Programs are available upon request by selecting elements from the core curriculum, and they can be delivered using the following models:
Models are a general guidelines, and they can be adapted or modified to meet the needs of each participant.
Below is the list of variables to be addressed when developing a custom program.
Fireside / Gathering: Firesides are offered to bring unity and purpose to the community supporting Alaska Wilderness Skills
Workshop/Intro Skills/Basic 1.5-2 hrs: Goal of workshop is to provide a safe space to introduce, expand understanding of skills and connect with nature through fire making, shelter building, food, water, and breath. There is a set of basic/skill mastery that one needs to achieve before advancing to the next level of classes. The pace that one moves through the basics are up to the student’s ability to put in the “dirt time” needed to perform a skill.
Day Program 6-7 hrs
Day program are offered onsite. Onsite refers to Alaska Wilderness Skills bringing the program to a school or designated meeting place.
Family, Youth, and Teen Wilderness Experience 3-6 days
Offered for - Families with children ages 4-17. Youth 12+ years old may attend without a parent. No previous experience required.
An immersion experience for families to learn wilderness Earth skills. Students will learn the 4 elements of survival, tracking, and nature observation skills. The program will highlight the importance of living in harmony with the Earth as caretakers. Participants will be divided up into learning groups based on age and experience level. Parents will have skills workshops and discussions on integrating the teachings of the "wilderness mind" into their everyday lives. Meals are all together. Plus, there will be time for wondering after lunch, many fun evening games, and campfire stories.