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Survival Adventures Day Camp for Youth

Survival Adventures Day Camp Ages 10 – 16

Learn how to survive and thrive in our wilderness! Create shelters, build fires, track animals, forage for delicious edibles, and so much more!

2017 Dates
July 24 – 28, 2017
July 31 – Aug 4, 2017

$500 + GST
8 people min.
12 people max.

INCLUDES all tours and equipment use

DOES NOT INCLUDE food, snacks or water; appropriate clothing for the day's activities or sunscreen



Day Camp Itinerary

Monday: Opening Awareness
8:30 am
Arrive at the Ruckle Park lower parking lot
8:45 am
Opening Circle and Story, Ice Breakers and Survival Awareness game
10:30 am
Morning Snack
11:00 am
Eagle Eye game to awaken the senses. Bird Language intro - Learn how birds tell us of what is happening in nature
12:00 pm
Lunch Time
1:00 pm
Journal Making - make a journal to draw and write in daily. Learn the naturalist arts of record keeping, sketching, mapping, storytelling, etc. Begin carving a story staff. Daily Gratitude
4:30 pm
End of the day

Tuesday: Tracking & Animal Identification
8:30 am
Kids arrive at Ruckle Park Lower Parking Lot
8:30 am
Learn Animal Movement and Tracking. Includes activities like Camouflage, Blindfold Tracking, the Art of Storytelling and Track ID
12:00 pm
Lunch break (finish story staff)
12:30 pm
Blindfold Rope Walk, Bone Scavenger Hunt, Sit Spot and Journaling - These activities are introductions to the world of tracking. Daily Gratitude
4:30 pm
End of the day

Wednesday: Wild Edible Food Gathering
8:30 am
Kids arrive at Burgoyn Bay Lower Parking Lot
8:30 am
Learn about safe edible plant collection and identification. Activities to help understand how animals find and compete for food in nature
10:30 am
story/snack break
11:00 am
Racoon Touch and other sensory awareness games
12:00 pm
Lunch break/Animal trap demo
12:45 pm
Hike & wild edible food gathering - Make a Wild Salad
Continue Story Staff, Journal and Sit spot
4:00 pm
Daily Gratitude
4:30 pm
End of the day

Thursday: Building Shelter
8:30 am
Arrive at Burgoyn Bay lower parking lot
8:30 am
Participants & Instructors set up equipment and collect debris
9:00 am
Shelter Building - Learn to build different styles of forest shelters
10:30 am
story/snack break
11:00 am
Build your own shelter creations
12:00 pm
Lunch Break
12:45 pm
Continue shelters - Giant Capture the Flag game
4:00 pm
Daily Gratitude
4:30 pm
End of Day

Friday: Survival Games Day
8:30 am
Kids arrive at Burgoyn Bay Lower Parking Lot
8:30 am
Stealth and Awareness games and Stories
Tree ID, learn wood cutting safety techniques and learn how to build a bow drill fire *.
10:30 am
Snack/story break
11:00 am
Bow Drill demo
12:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:00 pm
Survival Games, Cook Out, Fire Stories and Giving Thanks *
4:30 pm
End of the camp!

The program will change or adapt if needed due to unforeseen circumstances like weather, equipment issues, etc.

* If a fire ban is in effect, we will not actually be able to light fires - but we will learn how to safely prepare and build a bow drill fire.


About the Salt Spring Adventure Co. Ltd.

We specialize in safe, fun, educational, and seamless adventure programs for youth and general groups, from 10 – 30 participants. Our attention to detail, ability to work on schedule, and fun and professional guides has earned our company an excellent reputation. As the Owner of Salt Spring Adventure Co. Ltd, Yvonne Poirier grew up in the woods and mountains of Western Alberta. From a young age, she enjoyed kayaking and camping; spending 9 years with Girl Guides of Canada, she developed leadership skills working with youth in outdoor adventure settings. Yvonne is a certified Assistant Overnight Guide with the Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC and Advanced Wilderness First Aid certified by Slipstream Wilderness. Yvonne is also certified with CPR-C Pro, Pleasure Craft Operators Card, Restricted Operators Maritime Certificate, Food Safe and Serving It Right. All our staff are Wilderness First Aid certified and are trained and Certified by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia.
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About Taproot Nature Connection

Taproot Nature Kids Programs are guided by practices from the Forest School and 8 Shields models of nature connection. These models draw on ancient and modern ecological wisdom to encourage each person to become fully connected to the natural world. Teachings are passed on through a unique mentoring approach which enhances problem-solving skills, encourages full sensory engagement, and supports healthy social development. As the co-founder of Taproot Nature Connection, Jay Roberts grew up on the east coast of Canada, surfing, hiking and lifeguarding. He first developed his wilderness skills through years of involvement with the Boy Scouts first as a Scout and then as a Scout leader. Jay is a passionate and playful naturalist. He is a BC Wild Facilitator, has a B.A. from the University of Calgary and has studied with the Wilderness Awareness School and Forest School Canada. He is certified in CPR C, Bronze Cross and Occupational First Aid.
Learn more about Taproot Nature Connection on Salt Spring Island and Tofino »


Registration

REGISTER BY PHONE ONLY:
toll free: 1.877.537.2764
local: 250.537.2764

CANCELLATION POLICY:
30 days prior to program date for full refund less $100 non-refundable deposit.

Please print, sign and bring our Tour Waiver to our office.

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